Factsheet : Comoros

Official Title:
The Union of the Comoros


General Information

Capital: Moroni
Population (million): .82
Total Area: 1,860km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 333.48331 Franc (KMF) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 6 July, National Day
Language(s): Comorian, Arabic, French


Political Information

Type of State:
Federal Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The Union presidency rotates amongst the three islands. President elected for a single non-renewable 5-year term. Legislative: Unicameral Assembly of the Union (33 members).

Head of State:
President Azali Assoumani

Head of Government:
President Azali Assoumani

Ministers:
Vice-President (Economy, Energy, Industry): Djaffar Ahmed Said Hassani
Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Francophonie: Mohamed El-Amine Souef
Finance and Budget: Saïd Ali Saïd Chayhane

Main Political Parties:
Union for the Development of the Comoros, Juwa Party, Democratic Rally of the Comoros, Convention for the Renewal of the Comoros

Elections:
Last: 2015 (legislative); 2016 (presidential-of Union). Next: 2020 (legislative);2021 (presidential-of Union).


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Comoros Canada
GDP: ($ billion) .82 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 998.56 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.16 1.43
Inflation: (%) 2 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $1,682,657
Canadian imports from country: $47,399
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Comoros: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Mohamed Soilihi (New York)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Ian Myles (Dar es Salaam)


October 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 - Comoros
Year Exports Imports
2012 $474,006 $415,144
2013 $311,497 $270,090
2014 $855,956 $244,349
2015 $583,864 $100,932
2016 $1,682,657 $47,399
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Comoros
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $13,941 $
02 Veg. Prod. $95,172 $11,148
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $554,867 $
04 Food Prod. $ $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $82,767 $13,938
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ $335
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $1,266
09 Wood Prod. $ $8,086
10 Paper Prod. $ $
11 Textiles Prod. $ $10,775
12 Dress Access. $ $1,113
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $11
15 Base Metal Prod. $238,762 $133
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $289,497 $544
17 Vehicles and Equip. $345,753 $43
18 Specialized Inst. $27,929 $7
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $
21 Antiques $ $