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Fact Sheet

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Aruba

Official Title:
Aruba


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.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Aruba
Year Exports Imports
2014 $10,525,979 $14,982,897
2015 $9,599,584 $54,182,431
2016 $14,758,648 $24,703,437
2017 $10,111,674 $29,256,701
2018 $12,742,743 $173,814
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Aruba
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $502,194 $
02 Veg. Prod. $341,193 $6
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $257,588 $
04 Food Prod. $1,173,453 $994
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $674,717 $119,869
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $319,945 $639
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $3,739 $130
09 Wood Prod. $46,212 $
10 Paper Prod. $429,124 $27
11 Textiles Prod. $47,570 $2,941
12 Dress Access. $7 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $93,066 $44
14 Precious Metals/stones $67,811 $
15 Base Metal Prod. $167,879 $1,151
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $7,932,165 $40,395
17 Vehicles and Equip. $51,143 $6,258
18 Specialized Inst. $300,697 $1,063
19 Arms & Ammunition $11,266 $
20 Misc. Articles $ $97
21 Antiques $ $

Capital: Oranjestad
Population (million): .11
Total Area: 193km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.38 Afl Aruba Florin (AWG) (2018 - Annual average)
National Holiday: 18 March (Flag Day)
Language(s): Dutch, Papiamento, English, Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Cons. Country of Kingdom of the Netherlands

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy with control over internal affairs, including aviation, customs and immigration; the Netherlands is responsible for external matters such as citizenship, foreign affairs and defence. The parliament (Staten) has 21 members elected every 4 years by proportional representation. The Head of state represents H.M. King Willem-Alexander, the Netherlands.

Head of State:
Representative Fredis REFUNJOL

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Michiel Godfried EMAN

Ministers:
Deputy Prime Minister: Mike Eric DE MEZA
Ec., Social Affairs & Culture: Michelle Janice Hooyboer-WINKLAAR
Foreign Affairs (Netherlands): Uri ROSENTHAL

Main Political Parties:
Aruban People’s Party - Arubaanse Volks Partij (AVP); People’s Electoral Movement - Movimiento Electoral di Pueblo (MEP); Real Democratic Party - Partido Democracia Real (PDR) Staten (Legislature): AVP - 12; MEP - 8; PDR - 1

Elections:
Last: 2013


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Aruba Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 3.68 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 33,073.29 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.2 1.83
Inflation: (%) 3.48 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $12,742,743
Canadian imports from country: $173,814
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Aruba: $13 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador (Netherlands) Cees Kole

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador (Netherlands) James LAMBERT


October 2019
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16