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Guernsey Economy 2020

SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Guernsey Economy 2020
SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 27, 2020

Economy - overview:
Financial services accounted for about 21% of employment and about 32% of total income in 2016 in this tiny, prosperous Channel Island economy. Construction, manufacturing, and horticulture, mainly tomatoes and cut flowers, have been declining. Financial services, professional services, tourism, retail, and the public sector have been growing. Light tax and death duties make Guernsey a popular offshore financial center.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$3.465 billion (2015 est.)
$3.451 billion (2014 est.)
$3.42 billion (2013 est.)
note: data are in 2015 dollars
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 184
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GDP (official exchange rate):
$2.742 billion (2005 est.)
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GDP - real growth rate:
0.4% (2015 est.)
1.2% (2014 est.)
4.2% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 193
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GDP - per capita:
$52,500 (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 24
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GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture: 3% (2000)
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industry: 10% (2000)
[see also: GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry country ranks ]
services: 87% (2000)
[see also: GDP - composition, by sector of origin - services country ranks ]

Agriculture - products:
tomatoes, greenhouse flowers, sweet peppers, eggplant, fruit; Guernsey cattle

Industries:
tourism, banking

Industrial production growth rate:
NA
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Labor force:
31,470 (March 2006)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 203
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Unemployment rate:
1.2% (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 13
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Population below poverty line:
NA
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Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: NA
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highest 10%: NA
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Budget:
revenues: 563.6 million (2005)
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expenditures: 530.9 million (2005 est.)
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Taxes and other revenues:
20.6% (of GDP) (2005)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 146
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Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
1.2% (of GDP) (2005)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 29
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Fiscal year:
calendar year

Inflation rate (consumer prices):
3.4% (June 2006 est.)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 141
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Exports:
NA
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Exports - commodities:
tomatoes, flowers and ferns, sweet peppers, eggplant, other vegetables

Imports:
NA
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Imports - commodities:
coal, gasoline, oil, machinery, and equipment

Debt - external:
NA
[see also: Debt - external country ranks ]

Exchange rates:
Guernsey pound per US dollar
0.7836 (2017 est.)
0.738 (2016 est.)
0.738 (2015)
0.6542 (2014)
0.607 (2013)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Guernsey on this page is re-published from the 2020 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guernsey Economy 2020 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guernsey Economy 2020 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may have the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assigns counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order.






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