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Pitcairn Islands


    • Overview:
      The inhabitants exist on fishing and subsistence farming. The fertile soil of the valleys produces a wide variety of fruits and vegetables, including citrus, sugarcane, watermelons, bananas, yams, and beans. Bartering is an important part of the economy. The major sources of revenue are the sale of postage stamps to collectors and the sale of handicrafts to passing ships.

    • National product:
      GDP $NA

    • National product real growth rate:
      NA%

    • National product per capita:
      $NA

    • Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      NA%

    • Unemployment rate:
      NA%

    • Budget:

        revenues:
        $430,000

        expenditures:
        $429,000, including capital expenditures of $NA (1987 est.)

    • Exports:
      $NA

        commodities:
        fruits, vegetables, curios

        partners:
        NA

    • Imports:
      $NA

        commodities:
        fuel oil, machinery, building materials, flour, sugar, other foodstuffs

        partners:
        NA

    • External debt:
      $NA

    • Industrial production:
      growth rate NA%

    • Electricity:

        capacity:
        110 kW

        production:
        300,000 kWh

        consumption per capita:
        5,360 kWh (1990)

    • Industries:
      postage stamps, handicrafts

    • Agriculture:
      based on subsistence fishing and farming; wide variety of fruits and vegetables; must import grain products

    • Economic aid:

        recipient:
        ODA bilateral commitments (1992-93), $84,000

    • Currency:
      1 New Zealand dollar (NZ$) = 100 cents

    • Exchange rates:
      New Zealand dollars (NZ$) per US$1 - 1.5601 (January 1995), 1.6844 (1994), 1.8495 (1993), 1.8584 (1992), 1.7265 (1991), 1.6750 (1990)

    • Fiscal year:
      1 April - 31 March






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