Factsheet : Seychelles

Official Title:
Republic of Seychelles


General Information

Capital: Victoria
Population (million): .09
Total Area: 455km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 9.39131 Rupee (SCR) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 18 June, Constitution Day
Language(s): English, French, Creole


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 two other terms). Legislative: Unicameral National Assembly (35 members).

Head of State:
President Danny Faure

Head of Government:
President Danny Faure

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs (Secretary of State): Barry Faure
Finance, Trade and Economic Planning: Peter Larose

Main Political Parties:
Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS), Parti Lepep (People’s Party/SPPF), Seychelles National Party (SNP), Seselwa United Party, Seychelles Party for Social Justice and Democracy (SPSD), Seychelloise Alliance, Popular Democratic Movement (PDM)

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


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Seychelles Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1.89 2,026.09
GDP per capita: ($) 20,176.68 55,924.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 4.48 1.47
Inflation: (%) -1.01 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 2.68 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $1,683,746
Canadian imports from country: $1,121,509
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Seychelles: $398 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Vacant

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Ian Myles (Dar es Salaam)


January 2018
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 - Seychelles
Year Exports Imports
2012 $10,569,064 $2,937,937
2013 $19,915,785 $2,215,109
2014 $24,535,655 $1,664,053
2015 $10,576,006 $4,666,151
2016 $1,683,746 $1,121,509
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Seychelles
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $105,647 $50,258
02 Veg. Prod. $ $3,189
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $18,300
04 Food Prod. $ $52,902
05 Mineral Prod. $872 $
06 Chemical Prod. $38,646 $551,385
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $21,210 $92,886
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $61,052 $
10 Paper Prod. $13,355 $13,409
11 Textiles Prod. $26,710 $59,492
12 Dress Access. $ $11,458
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $4,855 $31,872
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $8,864 $175
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $182,002 $37,106
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,056,886 $21,345
18 Specialized Inst. $125,047 $147,075
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $6,082
20 Misc. Articles $ $23,849
21 Antiques $ $726