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    Trinidad and Tobago Economy - 2004
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    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      Trinidad and Tobago, the leading Caribbean producer of oil and gas, has earned a reputation as an excellent investment site for international businesses. Tourism is a growing sector, although not proportionately as important as in many other Caribbean islands. The economy benefits from low inflation and a growing trade surplus. Prospects for growth in 2004 are good as prices for oil, petrochemicals, and liquified natural gas are expected to remain high, and foreign direct investment continues to grow to support expanded capacity in the energy sector. The government is coping with a rise in violent crime.

      GDP:
      purchasing power parity - $10.6 billion (2003 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate:
      4.5% (2003 est.)

      GDP - per capita:
      purchasing power parity - $9,600 (2003 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 1.6%
      industry: 43.2%
      services: 55.2% (2000 est.)

      Population below poverty line:
      21% (1992 est.)

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

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      3.7% (2003 est.)

      Labor force:
      564,000 (2000)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      construction and utilities 12.4%, manufacturing, mining, and quarrying 14%, agriculture 9.5%, services 64.1% (1997 est.)

      Unemployment rate:
      10.9% (2003)

      Budget:
      revenues: $1.54 billion
      expenditures: $1.6 billion, including capital expenditures of $117.3 million (1998)

      Industries:
      petroleum, chemicals, tourism, food processing, cement, beverage, cotton textiles

      Industrial production growth rate:
      5.2% (2003 est.)

      Electricity - production:
      5.315 billion kWh (2001)

      Electricity - production by source:
      fossil fuel: 99.8%
      hydro: 0%
      other: 0.2% (2001)
      nuclear: 0%

      Electricity - consumption:
      4.943 billion kWh (2001)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2001)

      Electricity - imports:
      0 kWh (2001)

      Oil - production:
      136,200 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - consumption:
      24,000 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      NA

      Oil - imports:
      NA

      Oil - proved reserves:
      990 million bbl (1 January 2004)

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

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

      Natural gas - exports:
      11.79 billion cu m (2003 est.)

      Natural gas - imports:
      0 cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - proved reserves:
      589 billion cu m (1 January 2004)

      Agriculture - products:
      cocoa, sugarcane, rice, citrus, coffee, vegetables; poultry

      Exports:
      $4.9 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)

      Exports - commodities:
      petroleum and petroleum products, chemicals, steel products, fertilizer, sugar, cocoa, coffee, citrus, flowers

      Exports - partners:
      US 54.4%, Jamaica 6.7%, France 4.2% (2002)

      Imports:
      $3.917 billion f.o.b. (2003 est.)

      Imports - commodities:
      machinery, transportation equipment, manufactured goods, food, live animals

      Imports - partners:
      US 35.8%, Venezuela 12.7%, Brazil 5.1%, Cote d'Ivoire 4.7%, UK 4.3% (2002)

      Debt - external:
      $2.7 billion (2003 est.)

      Economic aid - recipient:
      $24 million (1999 est.)

      Currency:
      Trinidad and Tobago dollar (TTD)

      Currency code:
      TTD

      Exchange rates:
      Trinidad and Tobago dollars per US dollar - 6.29 (2003), 6.25 (2002), 6.23 (2001), 6.3 (2000), 6.3 (1999)

      Fiscal year:
      1 October - 30 September


      NOTE: The information regarding Trinidad and Tobago 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 Trinidad and Tobago Economy 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Trinidad and Tobago Economy 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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