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Madagascar

Official Title:
Republic of Madagascar


General Information

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.
5-year trade
Canada - Madagascar
Year Exports Imports
2010 $85,152,102 $50,396,371
2011 $23,907,912 $63,526,226
2012 $20,268,172 $86,015,062
2013 $21,964,653 $97,050,670
2014 $14,453,912 $92,957,223
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - Madagascar
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $1,195,591
02 Veg. Prod. $158,206 $26,168,222
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $3,556
04 Food Prod. $28,792 $308,359
05 Mineral Prod. $75,264 $54,313,943
06 Chemical Prod. $45,773 $491,163
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $916,267 $884
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $14,745
09 Wood Prod. $1,772 $153,601
10 Paper Prod. $143,793 $3,966
11 Textiles Prod. $1,239,466 $8,882,802
12 Dress Access. $4,830 $107,350
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $32,502 $18,060
14 Precious Metals/stones $65,478 $340,780
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,170,124 $743,234
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $9,276,447 $4,521
17 Vehicles and Equip. $327,561 $206
18 Specialized Inst. $547,197 $22,954
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $36,378 $6,056
21 Antiques $ $177,230

Capital: Antananarivo
Population (million): 22.97
Total Area: 587,040km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 8288.17 Franc (MGF)(2014)
National Holiday: 26 June, Independence Day
Language(s): French, Malagasy


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral National Assembly - 127 Seats Senate - 100 Seats

Head of State:
President Hery RAJAONARIMAMPIANINA

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Jean RAVELONARIVO

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Béatrice ATALLAH
Finance and Budgets: Maurice Gervais RAKOTOARIMANANA

Main Political Parties:
New Forces for Madagascar (HVM); Together with President Andry Rajoelina (MAPAR); I Love Madagascar (TIM)

Elections:
Next : 2018 (Presidential and Legislative)


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type Madagascar Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 10.96 1881.42
GDP per capita: ($) 477.31 53593.83
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.36 2.02
Inflation: (%) 5.82 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 0 7.08

Trade and Investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $14,453,912
Canadian imports from country: $92,957,223
FDI in Canada: $ million (2013)
CDI in Madagascar: $ million (2013)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Constant Horace

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Gaston Barban


March 2015
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-19