Factsheet : Guatemala

Official Title:
Republic of Guatemala


General Information

Capital: Guatemala City
Population (million): 17.26
Total Area: 108,890km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.54 quetzal (GTQ) (2018- Annual average)
National Holiday: September 15
Language(s): Spanish, 21 Mayan languages, 2 non-aboriginals


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional democratic republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral: the multiparty Congress of the Republic consists of 158 elected members. Presidential and legislative elections are held concurrently every four years.

Head of State:
President Alejandro Giammattei

Head of Government:
President Alejandro Giammattei

Ministers:
Foreign Affaires: Pedro Brolo
Finance: Alvaro Gonzalez Ricci
Economy: Antonio Malouf

Main Political Parties:
(seats in National Congress) LIDER; UNE-National Unity of Hope; Todos; PP-Patriotic Party; FCN-Nacion.

Elections:
Next: 2023


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Guatemala Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 102.57 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 5,941.66 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.1 1.83
Inflation: (%) 3.75 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.82

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $113,562,197
Canadian imports from country: $664,153,059
FDI in Canada (2018) : $ million
CDI in country (2018): $16 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador-designate Pablo Garcia Saenz

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Rita Rudaitis-Renaud


February 2020
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 - Guatemala
Year Exports Imports
2015 $121,004,365 $626,051,106
2016 $114,664,406 $812,213,866
2017 $114,746,102 $718,368,033
2018 $115,756,839 $609,781,332
2019 $113,562,197 $664,153,059
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Guatemala
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $1,396,322 $57,984
02 Veg. Prod. $9,326,202 $465,120,145
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $12,511,352 $
04 Food Prod. $7,934,723 $125,100,289
05 Mineral Prod. $2,355,789 $18,650
06 Chemical Prod. $17,819,993 $1,680,863
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $2,230,182 $5,587,366
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $202,616 $3,298,379
09 Wood Prod. $70,610 $1,401,869
10 Paper Prod. $26,936,522 $62,793
11 Textiles Prod. $859,755 $58,626,585
12 Dress Access. $272,413 $66,390
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,061,378 $562,259
14 Precious Metals/stones $55,270 $248,531
15 Base Metal Prod. $2,338,052 $554,120
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $6,173,301 $339,017
17 Vehicles and Equip. $16,633,125 $4,378
18 Specialized Inst. $1,407,568 $343,446
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $2,071,365 $905,138
21 Antiques $21,389 $157,687