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    Saint Lucia Economy - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      Changes in the EU import preference regime and the increased competition from Latin American bananas have made economic diversification increasingly important in Saint Lucia. The island nation has been able to attract foreign business and investment, especially in its offshore banking and tourism industries. The manufacturing sector is the most diverse in the Eastern Caribbean area, and the government is trying to revitalize the banana industry. Economic fundamentals remain solid, even though unemployment needs to be cut.

      GDP (purchasing power parity):
      $866 million (2002 est.)

      GDP (official exchange rate):
      NA

      GDP - real growth rate:
      3.3% (2002 est.)

      GDP - per capita (PPP):
      $5,400 (2002 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 7%
      industry: 20%
      services: 73% (2002 est.)

      Labor force:
      43,800 (2001 est.)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      agriculture: 21.7%
      industry: 24.7%
      services: 53.6% (2002 est.)

      Unemployment rate:
      20% (2003 est.)

      Population below poverty line:
      NA%

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

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      3% (2001 est.)

      Budget:
      revenues: $141.2 million
      expenditures: $146.7 million; including capital expenditures of $25.1 million (2000 est.)

      Agriculture - products:
      bananas, coconuts, vegetables, citrus, root crops, cocoa

      Industries:
      clothing, assembly of electronic components, beverages, corrugated cardboard boxes, tourism; lime processing, coconut processing

      Industrial production growth rate:
      -8.9% (1997 est.)

      Electricity - production:
      281 million kWh (2003)

      Electricity - consumption:
      261.4 million kWh (2003)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2003)

      Electricity - imports:
      0 kWh (2003)

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

      Oil - consumption:
      2,520 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:
      $82 million (2004 est.)

      Exports - commodities:
      bananas 41%, clothing, cocoa, vegetables, fruits, coconut oil

      Exports - partners:
      UK 41.4%, US 16.5%, Brazil 11.6%, Barbados 5.8%, Antigua and Barbuda 4.6%, Dominica 4.5% (2004)

      Imports:
      $410 million (2004 est.)

      Imports - commodities:
      food 23%, manufactured goods 21%, machinery and transportation equipment 19%, chemicals, fuels

      Imports - partners:
      US 27.8%, Trinidad and Tobago 20.4%, UK 8%, Venezuela 7.6%, Finland 7% (2004)

      Debt - external:
      $214 million (2000)

      Economic aid - recipient:
      $51.8 million (1995)

      Currency (code):
      East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

      Exchange rates:
      East Caribbean dollars per US dollar - 2.7 (2005), 2.7 (2004), 2.7 (2003), 2.7 (2002), 2.7 (2001)

      Fiscal year:
      1 April - 31 March


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

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