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    Christmas Island Economy - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/christmas_island/christmas_island_economy.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      Phosphate mining had been the only significant economic activity, but in December 1987 the Australian Government closed the mine. In 1991, the mine was reopened. With the support of the government, a $34 million casino opened in 1993. The casino closed in 1998. The Australian Government in 2001 agreed to support the creation of a commercial space-launching site on the island, projected to begin operations in the near future.

      GDP (purchasing power parity):
      $NA

      Labor force:
      NA

      Budget:
      revenues: $NA
      expenditures: $NA

      Agriculture - products:
      NA

      Industries:
      tourism, phosphate extraction (near depletion)

      Exports:
      $NA

      Exports - commodities:
      phosphate

      Exports - partners:
      Australia, NZ (2004)

      Imports:
      $NA

      Imports - commodities:
      consumer goods

      Imports - partners:
      principally Australia (2004)

      Economic aid - recipient:
      $NA

      Currency (code):
      Australian dollar (AUD)

      Exchange rates:
      Australian dollars per US dollar - 1.3095 (2005), 1.3598 (2004), 1.5419 (2003), 1.8406 (2002), 1.9334 (2001)

      Fiscal year:
      1 July - 30 June


      NOTE: The information regarding Christmas Island on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Christmas Island Economy 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Christmas Island Economy 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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