Man, Isle of Economy 1995
SOURCE: 1995 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Overview: Offshore banking, manufacturing, and tourism are key sectors of the economy. The government's policy of offering incentives to high-technology companies and financial institutions to locate on the island has paid off in expanding employment opportunities in high-income industries. As a result, agriculture and fishing, once the mainstays of the economy, have declined in their shares of GNP. Banking now contributes about 45% to GNP. Trade is mostly with the UK. The Isle of Man enjoys free access to European Union markets.
National product: GNP - exchange rate conversion - $490 million (1988)
National product real growth rate: NA%
National product per capita: $7,500 (1988)
Inflation rate (consumer prices): 7% (1992 est.)
Unemployment rate: 1% (1992 est.)
External debt: $NA
Industrial production: growth rate NA%
Industries: an important offshore financial center; financial services, light manufacturing, tourism
Agriculture: cereals and vegetables; cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry
Economic aid: $NA
1 Manx pound (#M) = 100 pence
1 April - 31 March
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