Source
Central bank

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

International Reserves

USD 0.3 billion (2015)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved January 2017

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 1.0 billion (2017, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 1.5 billion (2017, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
4.6% 4.8% 3.4% -3.8% -3.8% -1.9% -0.9%
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*    
6.2% 6.1% 5% 3.5% 3.5%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 17,666.7 (2017, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 26,518.2 (2017, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
0% 0% 0% 0% 0.001%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 1.3% 
  • industry: 27.2% 
  • services: 71.5%

(2016 estimate)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
1.0% 0.7% -2.8% -1.3% 0.8%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
101.2% 79.8% 67.8% 63.4% 59.8%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*
12.1% 9.4% 6.1% 0.2% -1.2%

*Estimate   

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's: N/A

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated January 2017)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Saint Kitts and Nevis

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -138 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-17.388% of GDP (2014 estimate)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

34.3% (2012)

(Data released on October 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0% (2012)

 

Shares in world total commercial services export

0% (2012)

 

Total exports

US$57.30 million (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

machinery, food, electronics, beverages, tobacco

Total imports

US$355 million (2013 estimate)

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery, manufactures, food, fuels

Exports - major partners

US 56%, Canada 9.8%, Bangladesh 6.2% (2012)

Imports - major partners

US 56%, Canada 9.8%, Bangladesh 6.2% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$112 million US$94 million US$112 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$2 million US$2 million US$2 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$0 million

US$0 million

US$0 million

US$0 million

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013 (Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 101 out of 189 countries  (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 73 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 112 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 169 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 130 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 34 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 66 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 145 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 15 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 19 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 189 out of 189 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

N/A

 

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

N/A

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC-4

Total area

261 sq km

Capital

Basseterre

Currency

East Caribbean dollars (XCD)

Government type

parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm

Languages

English (official)

Religions

Anglican, other Protestant, Roman Catholic

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
0.042 million 0.044 million 0.055 million 0.06 million 0.066 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
27.6% 36% 33% 32%
Population median age

33.5 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

0.78% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

75.29 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

 97.8% (2003 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

 

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 1
Civil Liberties: 1 (2014)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 35.4%   Mobile 142.1%

(2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

80.00% (2013)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

N/A

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

4.8 (2010)

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