Factsheet : Namibia

Official Title:
Republic of Namibia


General Information

Capital: Windhoek
Population (million): 2.30
Total Area: 825,418km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 11.0867 Namibia $ (NAD) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 21 March
Language(s): English, Afrikaans, German, Oshivambo, Herero, Nama


Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). Legislative: Bicameral Parliament � National Assembly (104 members) and National Council (26 members).

Head of State:
President Hage Geingob

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Netumbo Nandi-Ndaitwah
Trade and Industry: Immanuel Ngatjizeko
Finances: C. Schlettwein

Main Political Parties:
South West African Peoples Organization (SWAPO), Congress of Democrats (COD), Democratic Turnhalle Alliance (DTA)

Elections:
Last: 2014 (presidential and legislative-lower house); 2015 (legislative-upper house). Next: 2019 (presidential and legislative-lower house); 2020 (legislative-upper house).


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Namibia Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 14.11 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 6,135.24 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.1 1.43
Inflation: (%) 6.73 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $8,455,415
Canadian imports from country: $61,163,462
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Namibia: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Martin Andjaba (Washington)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Sandra McCardell (Pretoria)


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Namibia
Year Exports Imports
2012 $9,816,153 $195,773,614
2013 $16,429,985 $160,399,834
2014 $10,928,489 $87,520,112
2015 $7,813,090 $127,734,196
2016 $8,455,415 $61,163,462
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Namibia
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $96,371 $708,026
02 Veg. Prod. $2,035,810 $8,744
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $3,722
04 Food Prod. $ $13
05 Mineral Prod. $25,872 $14,818,322
06 Chemical Prod. $216,355 $43,577,860
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $140,898 $20,923
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $16,010
09 Wood Prod. $906 $737
10 Paper Prod. $35,812 $3,859
11 Textiles Prod. $35,816 $1,770
12 Dress Access. $9,835 $678
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $17,937 $38,160
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $72,278
15 Base Metal Prod. $54,371 $1,490,949
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $3,528,246 $151,163
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,008,729 $45,091
18 Specialized Inst. $189,473 $10,228
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $28,444 $25,427
21 Antiques $ $169,336