Source
Central bank

N/A

International Reserves

US$ 135 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 1 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

1 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
2.8% 6.8% 3.0% 6.0% 3.0% -0.5% -2.0% -2.3%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
0.3% 1.5% 2.1% 2.3%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 6,827 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$12,672 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 5.4% 
  • industry: 20.3% 
  • services: 74.4% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
3.2% 2.6% 0.9% 0.9%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
66.2% 69.25 71.7% 76.4% 85.0%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-3.9% -7.2% -2.1% -6.3% -9.4%

*Estimate 

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: B2

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -2.3 million (2013 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-30.678% of GDP (2013 estimate)

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

27.6% (2012)

(Data released on October 2014

Shares in world total merchandising export

0%(2012)

(Data were released in MArch 2014 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0% (2012)

(Data were released in MArch 2014)

Total exports

US$45.70 million (2012 estimate)

Export commodities

bananas, eddoes and dasheen (taro), arrowroot starch; tennis racquets

Total imports

US$302 million (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, chemicals and fertilizers, minerals and fuels

Exports - major partners

Trinidad and Tobago 14.5%, St. Lucia 12.9%, Turkey 12.7%, Barbados 10.7%, Dominica 8.5%, Grenada 8.1%, Antigua and Barbuda 7.3% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Singapore 28%, Trinidad and Tobago 22.6%, US 19%, China 5.6%, Barbados 5% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$86 million US$115 million US$127 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$0 million US$0 million US$0 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
US$0 million US$0 million US$0 million US$0 million
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(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 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

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Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

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: 82 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 68 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 99 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 153 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 130 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 34 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 38 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 72 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 6 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 25 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

Ranking: 52 Score: 66.5 (Moderately Free)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

389 km2 (2006)

Capital

Kingstown (2009)

Currency

East Caribbean dollars (XCD) (2009)

Government type

parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm (2009)

Languages

French (official language), English, Dutch, French Patois, Spanish, Papiamento (dialect of Netherlands Antilles)

Religions

Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%, Roman Catholic 13%, other (includes Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant) 12%

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
0.1 million 0.11 million 0.11 million 0.11 million N/A

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
13.9% 27.2% 44.4% 49.3%
Population median age

28 years (2010)

Population growth rate

0% (2011)

Life expectancy

72 years (2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:1
Civil Liberties:1 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

141.3% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

43.01% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

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

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.8486 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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