Factsheet : Sao Tome and Principe

Official Title:
Democratic Republic of São Tomé and Príncipe


General Information

Capital: Sao Tome
Population (million): .21
Total Area: 1,001km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 16572.17131 Dobra (STD) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: 12 July, National Day
Language(s): Portuguese


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Unicameral National Assembly

Head of State:
President Evaristo CARVALHO

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Patrice TROVOADA

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs and Communities: Manuel Salvador DOS RAMOS
Economy and International Cooperation: Agostinho FERNANDES
Finance and Public Administration: Américo DE OLIVEIRA RAMOS

Main Political Parties:
PSD: Social Democratic Party PCD: Party of Democratic Convergence ADI: Independent Democratic Alliance MLSTP: Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé e Principe MDFM: Democratic Movement for the forces of change

Elections:
Presidential: Last in July 2016; next in 2023. Legislative: Last in August 2010; next in July 2015.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Sao Tome and Principe Canada
GDP: ($ billion) .46 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 2,236.09 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 4 1.43
Inflation: (%) 5.43 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 12.6 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $85,312
Canadian imports from country: $23,393
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Sao Tome and Principe: $ 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 - Sao Tome and Principe
Year Exports Imports
2012 $162,350 $34,664
2013 $101,492 $35,020
2014 $142,115 $43,588
2015 $ $20,328
2016 $85,312 $23,393
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Sao Tome and Principe
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. $83,535 $2,245
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $ $
09 Wood Prod. $ $
10 Paper Prod. $ $37
11 Textiles Prod. $ $5,604
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $ $14
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $
15 Base Metal Prod. $ $66
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $ $9,483
17 Vehicles and Equip. $ $4,631
18 Specialized Inst. $1,777 $1,268
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $ $45
21 Antiques $ $