Factsheet : Tuvalu

Official Title:
Tuvalu


General Information

Capital: Funafuti
Population (million): .01
Total Area: 26km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.02 Australian $ (AUD) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, 1 October
Language(s): Tuvaluan, English


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Tuvalu has a 15-member parliament, elected by universal suffrage. The parliament elects the Prime Minister, who selects a Cabinet containing up to seven members.

Head of State:
Governor-General Iakoba Italeli Taeia

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga

Ministers:
Environment, Foreign Affairs, Labour and Trade: Taukelina Finikaso

Main Political Parties:
There are no political parties. Members often align themselves in informal groupings.

Elections:
Last: 2015. Next: 2019.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Tuvalu Canada
GDP: ($ billion) .05 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 4,183.79 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.95 1.43
Inflation: (%) 3.5 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $
Canadian imports from country: $
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Tuvalu: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
n/a

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner-designate Mario Bot (Wellington, NZ)


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 - Tuvalu
Year Exports Imports
2012 $ $
2013 $ $
2014 $ $
2015 $ $
2016 $ $
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Tuvalu
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $
02 Veg. Prod. $ $
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $ $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $
06 Chemical Prod. $ $
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ $
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. $ $
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ $
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ $
18 Specialized Inst. $ $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $
21 Antiques $ $