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Yemen

Official Title:
Republic of Yemen


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 - Yemen
Year Exports Imports
2014 $22,113,770 $145,171
2015 $6,522,989 $291,702
2016 $5,655,950 $191,759
2017 $12,944,804 $165,214
2018 $16,865,897 $761,327
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Yemen
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $10,331
02 Veg. Prod. $9,555,303 $35,894
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $301,485 $47
05 Mineral Prod. $ $58
06 Chemical Prod. $149,266 $1,940
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $14,791 $6,667
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $861
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $1,132 $7,190
11 Textiles Prod. $75,511 $14,142
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $131
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $ $485,879
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $325,494 $165,917
17 Vehicles and Equip. $6,299,594 $121
18 Specialized Inst. $17,235 $21,973
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $81
20 Misc. Articles $ $9,708
21 Antiques $ $

Capital: Sanaa (Sana’a’)
Population (million): 30.82
Total Area: 527,970km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 192.53 Rial (YER) (2018 - Annual average)
National Holiday: 22 May, National Day
Language(s): Arabic


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Bicameral: House of Representatives (elected); Counsultative Council (Presidentially-appointed).

Head of State:
President Abdurabo Mansour al-Hadi

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Ahmed Obaid bin Dagher

Ministers:
Vice-President: Major General Ali Mohsen
Foreign Affairs: Mohammed Abdullah Al-Hadhrami
Finance: Salem Saleh Bin Braik

Main Political Parties:
Main Political Parties: General People’s Congress or GPC; Islamic Reform Grouping or Islah; Yemeni Socialist Party or YSP; Nasserite Unionist Party; and National Arab Socialist Ba’th Party.

Elections:
Last: 2012 (presidential)


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Yemen Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 34.95 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 1,134.26 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) -2.7 1.83
Inflation: (%) 41.77 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $16,865,897
Canadian imports from country: $761,327
FDI in Canada: $348 million
CDI in Yemen: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Mr. Jamal Abdullah Yahya Al-Sallal

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Vacant


January 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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2010-02-16