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Oman

Official Title:
Sultanate of Oman


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 - Oman
Year Exports Imports
2014 $129,856,555 $56,217,541
2015 $153,951,384 $51,722,689
2016 $144,828,833 $31,370,637
2017 $87,778,562 $39,020,149
2018 $162,988,342 $45,501,510
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Oman
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $191,641 $1,410
02 Veg. Prod. $20,671,016 $111
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $165,951 $
04 Food Prod. $788,641 $1,266,765
05 Mineral Prod. $205,013 $307,919
06 Chemical Prod. $5,090,373 $3,459,615
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $9,861,118 $39,711,907
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $8,813 $33
09 Wood Prod. $1,020,056 $
10 Paper Prod. $82,152 $5,468
11 Textiles Prod. $148,143 $231,553
12 Dress Access. $480 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $268,493 $28,687
14 Precious Metals/stones $51,345 $2,348
15 Base Metal Prod. $17,171,555 $425,898
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $94,489,044 $24,353
17 Vehicles and Equip. $3,884,103 $3,882
18 Specialized Inst. $4,518,570 $27
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $3,690,410 $8,563
21 Antiques $ $22,971

Capital: Muscat (Masqat)
Population (million): 4.26
Total Area: 309,500km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 0.3 Rial (OMR) (2018 - Annual average)
National Holiday: 18 November, National Day
Language(s): Arabic


Political Information

Type of State:
Absolute monarchy

Type of Government:
Bicameral parliament - 84 elected members in the Consultative Assembly, and 59 appointed members in the Council of State.

Head of State:
Sultan and PM Qaboos Bin Said Al Said

Head of Government:
Sultan and PM Qaboos Bin Said Al Said

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Yusuf bin Alawi bin Abdullah
Finances: Darwish bin Ismael bin Ali Al Balushi

Main Political Parties:

Elections:
Consultative Assembly: in 2011 and 2015. Next: expected in 2019


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Oman Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 106.81 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 25,067.81 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.09 1.83
Inflation: (%) 0.9 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $162,988,342
Canadian imports from country: $45,501,510
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Oman: $94 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Hunaina Sultan Al-Mughairy (Washington)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Vacant


December 2019
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2010-02-16