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    Saint Lucia Economy - 2004
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    SOURCE: 2004 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.

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

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

      GDP - per capita:
      purchasing power parity - $5,400 (2002 est.)

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

      Population below poverty line:
      NA% (2000 est.)

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

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

      Labor force:
      43,800 (2001 est.)

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

      Unemployment rate:
      16.5% (1997 est.)

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

      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:
      120.2 million kWh (2001)

      Electricity - production by source:
      fossil fuel: 100%
      hydro: 0%
      other: 0% (2001)
      nuclear: 0%

      Electricity - consumption:
      111.8 million kWh (2001)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2001)

      Electricity - imports:
      0 kWh (2001)

      Oil - production:
      0 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - consumption:
      2,400 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      NA

      Oil - imports:
      NA

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

      Exports:
      $66 million (2002 est.)

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

      Exports - partners:
      UK 48.5%, US 27.3%, Barbados 7.6% (2002)

      Imports:
      $267 million (2002 est.)

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

      Imports - partners:
      Brazil 46.1%, US 18.6%, Trinidad and Tobago 10.3% (2002)

      Debt - external:
      $214 million (2000)

      Economic aid - recipient:
      $51.8 million (1995)

      Currency:
      East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

      Currency code:
      XCD

      Exchange rates:
      East Caribbean dollars per US dollar - 2.7 (2003), 2.7 (2002), 2.7 (2001), 2.7 (2000), 2.7 (1999)

      Fiscal year:
      1 April - 31 March


      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Lucia on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Saint Lucia Economy 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Lucia Economy 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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