Factsheet : Trinidad and Tobago

Official Title:
Republic of Trinidad and Tobago


General Information

Capital: Port-of-Spain
Population (million): 1.38
Total Area: 5,128km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 5.11 Trinidad/Tobago $ (TTD) (2018- Annual average)
National Holiday: August 31 (1962, Independence Day)
Language(s): English


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary Democracy

Head of State:
President Paula-Mae Weekes

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Keith Christopher Rowley

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Sen. Dennis Moses
Trade/Industry: Sen. Paula Gopee-Scoon
Planning and Development (incl. Environment): Camille Robinson Regis
Ministry of Energy: Franklin Khan

Main Political Parties:
Government (41 seats): People’s National Movement (23), People’s Partnership Coalition (18) (United National Congress, Congress of the People, Tobago Organization of the People, National Joint Action Committee).

Elections:
Last in September 7 2015, next by 2020.


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type Trinidad and Tobago Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 28.98 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 21,069.42 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.31 1.83
Inflation: (%) 1.06 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 4.9 5.82

Product Trade and Investment (2019)

Canadian exports to country: $277,909,568
Canadian imports from country: $271,980,518
FDI in Canada (2018) : $ million
CDI in country (2018): $102 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Acting High Commissioner Liana Sukbir

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Kumar Gupta


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 - Trinidad and Tobago
Year Exports Imports
2015 $305,641,196 $349,760,325
2016 $217,412,739 $190,015,601
2017 $304,186,430 $177,942,336
2018 $346,763,271 $338,360,266
2019 $277,909,568 $271,980,518
Product trade (2019)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Trinidad and Tobago
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $19,013,580 $2,966,761
02 Veg. Prod. $12,906,248 $1,136,712
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,191,056 $26,276
04 Food Prod. $13,002,569 $8,864,455
05 Mineral Prod. $155,531,550 $136,167,134
06 Chemical Prod. $7,542,551 $121,515,471
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,410,885 $160,323
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $118,583 $60
09 Wood Prod. $3,186,943 $
10 Paper Prod. $8,402,665 $6,796
11 Textiles Prod. $1,055,763 $10,776
12 Dress Access. $102,512 $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $562,706 $3,915
14 Precious Metals/stones $2,084,603 $285,133
15 Base Metal Prod. $1,973,823 $1,296
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $20,363,083 $331,464
17 Vehicles and Equip. $748,068 $75,624
18 Specialized Inst. $3,998,832 $360,381
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $2,944,614 $7,029
21 Antiques $ $60,218