Factsheet : Madagascar

Official Title:
Republic of Madagascar


General Information

Capital: Antananarivo
Population (million): 26.33
Total Area: 587,040km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 7054.29 Franc (MGF) (2018- Annual average)
National Holiday: 26 June, Independence Day
Language(s): French, Malagasy


Political Information

Type of State:
Semi-Presidential Republic

Type of Government:
Executive: The President is elected by popular vote for a 5-year term (eligible for a second term). The Prime Minister is nominated by the National Assembly and appointed by the President. Legislative: Bicameral Parliament � National Assembly (Antenimierapirenena) (151 seats) and Senate (63 seats).

Head of State:
President Andry Rajoelina

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Christian Ntsay

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Naina Andriantsitohaina
Industry, Trade, and Handicrafts: Lantosoa Rakotomalala
Economy and Finance: Richard Randriamandranto

Main Political Parties:
New Forces for Madagascar (HVM), Together with President Andry Rajoelina (MAPAR), Ravalomanana Movement (MR), Vondrona Politika Miara-Dia�Malagasy Miara-Miainga (VPM-MMM),I Love Madagascar (TIM)

Elections:
Last: 2018 (presidential); 2015 (legislative-upper house). 2013 (legislative-lower house). Next: 2019 (legislative), 2020 (legislative-upper house); 2023 (presidential).


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Madagascar Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 15.71 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 596.55 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 5.2 1.83
Inflation: (%) 7.29 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 0 5.82

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $18,205,143
Canadian imports from country: $124,901,967
FDI in Canada (2018) : $ million
CDI in country (2018): $27 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Vacant

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Vacant


February 2020
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 - Madagascar
Year Exports Imports
2015 $23,273,317 $79,893,315
2016 $11,612,434 $78,049,770
2017 $16,126,445 $99,809,000
2018 $16,970,447 $131,669,173
2019 $18,205,143 $124,901,967
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Madagascar
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $109,284
02 Veg. Prod. $ $62,904,147
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $28,218
04 Food Prod. $ $556,135
05 Mineral Prod. $11,862 $45,532,123
06 Chemical Prod. $149,434 $1,510,482
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $547,258 $6,007
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $7,632 $65,437
09 Wood Prod. $3,382 $218,671
10 Paper Prod. $519,245 $3,157
11 Textiles Prod. $705,116 $12,084,682
12 Dress Access. $1,866 $25,443
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $262,648 $29,971
14 Precious Metals/stones $41,910 $531,644
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,279,579 $937,329
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $11,586,633 $47,176
17 Vehicles and Equip. $2,411,250 $5,385
18 Specialized Inst. $318,916 $5,412
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $154,635 $127,259
21 Antiques $ $172,942