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Saint Martin Economy 2020

SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Saint Martin Economy 2020
SOURCE: 2020 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 27, 2020

Economy - overview:
The economy of Saint Martin centers on tourism with 85% of the labor force engaged in this sector. Over one million visitors come to the island each year with most arriving through the Princess Juliana International Airport in Sint Maarten. The financial sector is also important to Saint Martin’s economy as it facilitates financial mediation for its thriving tourism sector. No significant agriculture and limited local fishing means that almost all food must be imported. Energy resources and manufactured goods are also imported, primarily from Mexico and the US. Saint Martin is reported to have one of the highest per capita income in the Caribbean. As with the rest of the Caribbean, Saint Martin’s financial sector is having to deal with losing correspondent banking relationships.

In September 2017, Hurricane Irma destroyed 95% of the French side of Saint Martin. Along the coastline of Marigot, the nerve center of the economy, the storm wiped out restaurants, shops, banks and open-air markets impacting more than 36,000 inhabitants.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$561.5 million (2005 est.)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 212
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GDP (official exchange rate):
$561.5 million (2005 est.)
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GDP - per capita:
$19,300 (2005 est.)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 92
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GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture: 1% (2000)
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industry: 15% (2000)
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services: 84% (2000)
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Industries:
tourism, light industry and manufacturing, heavy industry

Labor force:
17,300 (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world (CIA rank, may be based on non-current data): 214
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Labor force - by occupation:
85 directly or indirectly employed in tourist industry

Imports - commodities:
crude petroleum, food, manufactured items

Exchange rates:
euros (EUR) per US dollar -
0.885 (2017 est.)
0.903 (2016 est.)
0.9214 (2015 est.)
0.885 (2014 est.)
0.7634 (2013 est.)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Saint Martin 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 Saint Martin Economy 2020 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Martin 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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