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    Guadeloupe Economy - 2006
    https://theodora.com/wfbcurrent/guadeloupe/guadeloupe_economy.html
    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      This Caribbean economy depends on agriculture, tourism, light industry, and services. It also depends on France for large subsidies and imports. Tourism is a key industry, with most tourists from the US; an increasingly large number of cruise ships visit the islands. The traditional sugarcane crop is slowly being replaced by other crops, such as bananas (which now supply about 50% of export earnings), eggplant, and flowers. Other vegetables and root crops are cultivated for local consumption, although Guadeloupe is still dependent on imported food, mainly from France. Light industry features sugar and rum production. Most manufactured goods and fuel are imported. Unemployment is especially high among the young. Hurricanes periodically devastate the economy.

      GDP (purchasing power parity):
      $3.513 billion (2003 est.)

      GDP (official exchange rate):
      NA

      GDP - real growth rate:
      NA%

      GDP - per capita (PPP):
      $7,900 (2003 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 15%
      industry: 17%
      services: 68% (2002 est.)

      Labor force:
      125,900 (1997)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      agriculture: 15%
      industry: 20%
      services: 65% (2002)

      Unemployment rate:
      27.8% (1998)

      Population below poverty line:
      NA%

      Household income or consumption by percentage share:
      lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      NA%

      Budget:
      revenues: $296.3 million
      expenditures: $296.3 million; including capital expenditures of $112.5 million (2002)

      Agriculture - products:
      bananas, sugarcane, tropical fruits and vegetables; cattle, pigs, goats

      Industries:
      construction, cement, rum, sugar, tourism

      Industrial production growth rate:
      NA%

      Electricity - production:
      1.165 billion kWh (2003)

      Electricity - consumption:
      1.084 billion kWh (2003)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2003)

      Electricity - imports:
      0 kWh (2003)

      Oil - production:
      0 bbl/day (2003 est.)

      Oil - consumption:
      13,000 bbl/day (2003 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      NA bbl/day

      Oil - imports:
      NA bbl/day

      Natural gas - production:
      0 cu m (2003 est.)

      Natural gas - consumption:
      0 cu m (2003 est.)

      Exports:
      $147.8 million f.o.b. (2002)

      Exports - commodities:
      bananas, sugar, rum, melons, spring water

      Exports - partners:
      France 60%, Martinique 18%, US 4% (2004)

      Imports:
      $1.766 billion c.i.f. (2002)

      Imports - commodities:
      foodstuffs, fuels, vehicles, clothing and other consumer goods, construction materials

      Imports - partners:
      France 63%, Germany 4%, US 3%, Japan 2%, Netherlands Antilles 2% (2004)

      Debt - external:
      $NA

      Economic aid - recipient:
      $NA; note - substantial annual French subsidies (2004)

      Currency (code):
      euro (EUR)

      Exchange rates:
      euros per US dollar - 0.8041 (2005), 0.8054 (2004), 0.886 (2003), 1.0626 (2002), 1.1175 j(2001)

      Fiscal year:
      calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Guadeloupe 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 Guadeloupe Economy 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guadeloupe Economy 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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