Fact Sheet

Flag of Guinea-Bissau

Guinea-Bissau

Official Title:
Republic of Guinea-Bissau


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 - Guinea-Bissau
Year Exports Imports
2015 $32,180 $3,167
2016 $204,931 $20,143
2017 $107,441 $21,785
2018 $228,577 $25,476
2019 $224,386 $69,773
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Guinea-Bissau
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $
02 Veg. Prod. $ $
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $67
06 Chemical Prod. $ $
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ $2,235
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $
11 Textiles Prod. $ $
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $ $7
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ $65,789
17 Vehicles and Equip. $194,482 $133
18 Specialized Inst. $ $1,515
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $27
21 Antiques $ $

Capital: Bissau
Population (million): 1.74
Total Area: 36,120km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 447.85 Franc CFA (XOF) (2018 - Annual average)
National Holiday: 24 September
Language(s): Portuguese, Guinea-Bissau Creole, other languages.


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National People’s Assembly composed of 100 members.

Head of State:
President Jose Mario Vaz

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Aristides Gomes

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: João Ribeiro ButiamCó

Main Political Parties:
African Party for the Independence of Guinea and Cape Verde (PAIGC), Party for Social Renewal (PRS), United Social Democratic Party (PUSD), Union for Change (UM), New Democracy Party (PND)

Elections:
Last: May 2014 (Legislative), May 2014 (Presidential). Next: November2018 (Legislative), 2019 (presidential).


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Guinea-Bissau Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 1.89 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 1,090.63 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.8 1.83
Inflation: (%) 1.4 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.82

Product Trade and investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $224,386
Canadian imports from country: $69,773
FDI in Canada (2018): $ million
CDI in country (2018): $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
None

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Lise FILIATRAULT (Dakar, Senegal)


February 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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