Factsheet : Equatorial Guinea

Official Title:
Republic of Equatorial Guinea


General Information

Capital: Malabo
Population (million): .82
Total Area: 28,051km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 447.47986 Franc CFA (XAF) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 12 October, National day
Language(s): Spanish & French, pidgin English, Fang, Bubi, Ibo


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Equatorial Guinea has a bicameral National Assembly that consists of the Senate (70 seats; 55 seats directly elected and 15 appointed by the President) and the House of People’s Representatives (100 seats; members directly elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms).

Head of State:
President Teodoro OBIANG NGUEMA MBASOGO

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Francisco Pascual OBAMA

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and Coop. : Agapito Mba MOKUY
Trade : Antonio Pedro Olivera BOROPU
Economy, Planning and Public Investments : Eucario Bakale ANGÜE

Main Political Parties:
PDGE: Parti démocratique de Guinée équatoriale

Elections:
Presidential: Last in 2016; Next in 2023. Legislative: Last in 2013; Next 2018.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Equatorial Guinea Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 15.42 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 18,784.12 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) -10.01 1.43
Inflation: (%) 1.4 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 0 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $6,201,905
Canadian imports from country: $54,197,547
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Equatorial Guinea: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
Vacant

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Ambassador-designate Christopher THORNLEY (Abuja, Nigéria)


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 - Equatorial Guinea
Year Exports Imports
2012 $10,870,982 $441,353,308
2013 $5,276,138 $13,623
2014 $4,461,116 $3,458
2015 $3,947,238 $20,739
2016 $6,201,905 $54,197,547
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Equatorial Guinea
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $2,017,542 $
02 Veg. Prod. $ $
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $
04 Food Prod. $10,856 $
05 Mineral Prod. $ $53,966,940
06 Chemical Prod. $1,776 $
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $ $20
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $108,632 $
11 Textiles Prod. $ $
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $347
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $108,533 $116
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $1,829,686 $76
17 Vehicles and Equip. $1,093,773 $46
18 Specialized Inst. $239,359 $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $787,981 $
21 Antiques $ $230,002