Factsheet : Cuba

Official Title:
Republic of Cuba


General Information

Capital: Havana
Population (million): .00
Total Area: 110,860km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 16.77834 Cuban Pesos (CUP) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: National Day January 1
Language(s): Spanish


Political Information

Type of State:
Socialist State

Type of Government:
Republic. 15 provinces and 1 special municipality (Isle of Youth). Unicameral National Assembly of the People’s Power. Assembly sits twice a year; representatives of the Assembly serve 5 year terms.

Head of State:
President Raul Castro Ruz

Head of Government:
President Raul Castro Ruz

Ministers:
First Vice President: Miguel Diaz-Canel
Foreign Affairs: Bruno Rodriguez Parrilla
Foreign Trade and Investment: Rodrigo Malmierca Diaz

Main Political Parties:
PCC-Communist Party of Cuba (the only offical party)

Elections:
Last: 2013; Next:2018


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Cuba Canada
GDP: ($ billion) .00 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) .00 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 0 1.43
Inflation: (%) 0 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $410,064,597
Canadian imports from country: $389,440,086
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Cuba: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Ambassador Julio Antonio Garmendía Peña

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador Patrick Parisot


May 2017
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 - Cuba
Year Exports Imports
2012 $421,854,707 $539,741,438
2013 $467,519,860 $497,934,620
2014 $448,053,572 $562,420,734
2015 $494,974,232 $520,149,832
2016 $410,064,597 $389,440,086
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Cuba
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $19,785,428 $5,825,186
02 Veg. Prod. $130,244,425 $893,957
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $1,011,524 $
04 Food Prod. $8,902,121 $12,097,722
05 Mineral Prod. $1,698,182 $185
06 Chemical Prod. $36,575,879 $507,489
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,015,873 $279
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $466,301 $115
09 Wood Prod. $548,373 $30,502
10 Paper Prod. $8,542,254 $340
11 Textiles Prod. $7,744,853 $160
12 Dress Access. $453,676 $1,026
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $1,967,063 $592
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $40
15 Base Metal Prod. $28,878,172 $5,799,618
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $114,171,363 $75,031
17 Vehicles and Equip. $26,052,997 $431
18 Specialized Inst. $8,907,055 $54
19 Arms & Ammunition $36,251 $
20 Misc. Articles $6,396,572 $452
21 Antiques $ $795