Source
Central bank

Central Bank of Seychelles

International Reserves

US$ 252.313 million (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 947 million (2009 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

2.336 billion of International dollars (2009 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
-2.3% 1.2% -5.9% -2.9% 7.5% 8.3% 19.7% -1%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
0.5% 6.7% 4.9% 2.8%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 10,309 (2009 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$25,440 International Dollars (2009 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 1.9% 
  • industry: 18.7% 
  • services: 79.3% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
31.7%(2008) -2.4% 2.6% 6.3%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
5.1% 4.6% 4.1%(2009) 3.7%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
193.1% 108.7% 82.8% 83% 84.3%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
5.5% 2.8% -0.8% 2.6% 1.9%

*Estimate    **Forecast

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 Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

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$ -213 million (2009 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-22.5% of GDP (2009 estimate)(2009)

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

N/A

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.01% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$501.8 million (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

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

Total imports

US$890.8 million (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

France 25.7%, UK 20.4%, Japan 10.6%, Italy 9.7% (2011)

Imports - major partners

Saudi Arabia 23.1%, South Africa 8.1%, Spain 8%, France 5.6% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$118 million US$160 million(2009) US$144 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$5 million US$6 million US$8 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
US$66 million N/A(2009) US$5 million(2009) US$78 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(2008 estimate)

(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 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 74 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 117 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 83 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 66 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 167 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 70 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 33 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 20 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 57 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 144 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 65 out of 185 countries

(2013)

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

76

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 132 Score: 53.0 (Mostly Unfree) (2009)

(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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