Source
Central bank

Central Bank of Seychelles

International Reserves

US$ 475 million (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2014)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 1 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

3 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
-5.9% -2.9% 9.0% 9.4% 10.4% -2.1% -1.1% 5.9%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
7.9% 2.8% 3.6% 3.7%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 15,848 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$25,576 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: 2% 
  • industry: 18.7% 
  • services: 79.4% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
2.6% 7.1% 4.3% 3.5%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
20011 2012 2013 2014*
4.1% 3.7% 3.3% 3.0%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
80.8% 72.0% 76.2% 62.0% 59.7%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
-0.8% 2.5% 2.2% 1.2% 1.5%

*Estimate   

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(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 The Seychelles

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -216 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-14.514% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

94.4% (2013)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.01% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 516.7 million (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

canned tuna, frozen fish, cinnamon bark, copra, petroleum products (reexports)

Total imports

US$ 846 million (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals, other manufactured goods

Exports - major partners

France 27.7%, UK 17.6%, Japan 15.2%, Italy 10.6% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Saudi Arabia 24%, Spain 12.1%, France 5.9% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 207 million US$ 166 million US$ 178 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 8 million US$ 9 million US$ 8 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
US$ 5 million US$ -78 million US$ 189 million US$ 1 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: 80 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 118 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 82 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 69 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 170 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 68 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 29 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 19 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 68 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 147 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 65 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

92

(2014-2015)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 117 Score: 56.2 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

455 km2 (2006)

Capital

Victoria (2009)

Currency

Seychelles rupees (SCR) (2009)

Government type

republic (2009)

Languages

Creole 91.8%, English 4.9% (official), other 3.1%, unspecified 0.2% (2002 census)

Religions

Roman Catholic 82.3%, Anglican 6.4%, Seventh Day Adventist 1.1%, other Christian 3.4%, Hindu 2.1%, Muslim 1.1%, other non-Christian 1.5%, unspecified 1.5%, none 0.6% (2002 census)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
0.06 million 0.07 million 0.08 million 0.09 million 0.1 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
27.7% 49.4% 51% 53.6%
Population median age

N/A

Population growth rate

-0.6% (2011)

Adult literacy

92% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

<2% (2011)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

65.77 (2007)

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

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:3
Civil Liberties:3 (2011)

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

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

177.84% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

43.16% (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)

Victoria: 25th (2011)

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

8.5619 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)

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