Factsheet : Haiti

Official Title:
Republic of Haiti


General Information

Capital: Port-au-Prince
Population (million): 11.12
Total Area: 27,750km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 49.39 Gourdes (HTG) (2018- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independance: January 1, 1804
Language(s): French and Haitian Creole (Kreyòl)


Political Information

Type of State:
Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral parliament with a 30 seat Senate and a 119 seat Chamber of Deputies. The President is elected by universal suffrage, and appoints the Prime Minister with the approval of Parliament. The Prime Minister appoints his government with the approval of the President and the approval of Parliament. Judicial: Court of Cassation. Resigning Prime Minister Jean-Michel Lapin*

Head of State:
President Jovenel Moïse

Head of Government:
Prime Minister-designate Fritz-William Michel

Ministers:
Planning and external cooperation: Jean-Roudy Aly*
Foreign Affairs and cults : Bocchit Edmond*
Trade and Industry : Enold Joseph*

Main Political Parties:
Alternativ, Ansanm nou fò, Ayiti en aksyon, Bouclier, Fanmi Lavalas, Fusion, Inite, KID, Lavni, OPL, RNDP, Parti Haïtien Tèt Kale, Pitit Dessalines, Renmen Ayiti, Vérité *resigning government

Elections:
Legislative: 2019; Presidential: 2021.The parliamentary elections of October 2019 have been postponed


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Haiti Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 12.37 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 1,112.72 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.48 1.83
Inflation: (%) 13.48 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.82

Product Trade and Investment (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $64,999,433
Canadian imports from country: $65,021,666
FDI in Canada : $ million
CDI in Haiti: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Frantz Liautaud

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Stuart Savage


December 2019
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 - Haiti
Year Exports Imports
2014 $48,190,430 $40,501,317
2015 $55,337,906 $38,489,634
2016 $63,536,375 $38,219,532
2017 $74,203,368 $42,236,267
2018 $64,999,433 $65,021,666
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Haiti
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $19,219,865 $32,784,523
02 Veg. Prod. $22,735,493 $698,496
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $220 $63,880
04 Food Prod. $1,044,906 $725,647
05 Mineral Prod. $3,123 $2,139
06 Chemical Prod. $2,347,327 $48,381
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $419,707 $41,375
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $2,518 $129,473
09 Wood Prod. $65,045 $2,640
10 Paper Prod. $2,376,676 $13,151
11 Textiles Prod. $84,870 $29,890,485
12 Dress Access. $77 $246,354
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $35,036 $5,356
14 Precious Metals/stones $561,283 $29,458
15 Base Metal Prod. $829,773 $31,677
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $3,633,953 $39,561
17 Vehicles and Equip. $3,857,095 $3,979
18 Specialized Inst. $354,947 $789
19 Arms & Ammunition $641,424 $
20 Misc. Articles $ $241,907
21 Antiques $10,952 $17,012