Source
Central bank

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank

International Reserves

USD 0.33 billion (2018)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved October 2019

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 1.6 billion (2018, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 2.6 billion (2018, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
9.3% 0% -12.1% -7.2% -2.1% 3.5% -0.1%
2014 2015 2016 2017* 2018*    
4.7% 4% 4.8% 3.6% 5.3%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 17,636.1 (2018, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 27,981.3 (2018, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2019*
0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.0% 0.002%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 1.7% 
  • industry: 19.3% 
  • services: 68%

(2018 estimate)

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

N/A

 

Inflation
2015 2016 2017 2018* 2019*
1% -0.5% 2.4% 1.2% 1.6%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
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)
2015 2016 2017 2018* 2019*
100.3% 87.6% 90.6% 89.5% 90%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2015 2016 2017 2018* 2019*
-2.6% -0.1% -1.5% -4.2% -4.2%

*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
2016 2017 2018
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

USD -0.1 billion (2018 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-7.0% (2018 estimate)

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

41.6% (2016)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.0004% (2018)

 

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2018)

Total exports

USD 1.3 billion (2018 estimate)

Export commodities

Petroleum products, bedding, handicrafts, electronic components, transport equipment, food and live animals

Total imports

USD 1.1 billion (2018 estimate)

 
 
Source
Import commodities

Food and live animals, machinery and transport equipment, manufactures, chemicals, oil

Exports - major partners

Poland 62.2%, Cameroon 9.5%, US 5.1%, UK 4.5% (2017)

Imports - major partners

US 48%, Spain 4.2% (2017)

FDI inflows
2016 2017 2018
USD 81 million USD 113 million USD 116 million
FDI outflows
2016 2017 2018
USD 12.0 million USD 13.3 million USD 8.6 million
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser
2015 2016 2017 2018
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2014

N/A

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Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2015

N/A

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Best countries for doing business

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

Overall ranking:

113 out of 190 countries

Subcategories:
Starting a Business: 130 out of 190 countries
Dealing with Construction Permits: 117 out of 190 countries
Getting Electricity: 50 out of 190 countries
Registering Property: 124 out of 190 countries
Getting Credit: 165 out of 190 countries
Protecting Minority Investors: 79 out of 190 countries
Paying Taxes: 145 out of 190 countries
Trading across Borders: 112 out of 190 countries
Enforcing Contracts: 36 out of 190 countries
Resolving Insolvency: 132 out of 190 countries

Global competitiveness ranking

N/A

 

 

 

Index of Economic Freedom

N/A

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC-4

Total area

443 sq km

Capital

Saint John's

Currency

East Caribbean dollars (XCD)

Government type

Parliamentary democracy under a constitutional monarchy; a Commonwealth realm

Languages

English (official), Antiguan creole

Religions

Protestant 68.3% (Anglican 17.6%, Seventh Day Adventist 12.4%, Pentecostal 12.2%, Moravian 8.3%, Methodist 5.6%, Wesleyan Holiness 4.5%, Church of God 4.1%, Baptist 3.6%), Roman Catholic 8.2%, other 12.2%, unspecified 5.5%, none 5.9% (2011 est.)

Total population
1990 2000 2010 2015* 2020*
0.06 million 0.08 million 0.09 million 0.09 million 0.09 million

*Estimate

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2018
39.7% 34.6% 32.1% 24.6%
Population median age

32.2 years 

Population growth rate

1.2% (2018 estimate)

Life expectancy

76.9 years (2018 estimate)

Literacy

Total population: 99% 
Male: 98.4% 
Female: 99.4%
Definition: age 15 and over has completed five or more years of schooling (2012 est.)

% of population living on less than $3.10 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

Freedom House rating

Free
Political Rights: 2
Civil Liberties: 2 (2019)
(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free rating)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed: 25.2%

Mobile: 192.8%

(2017)

(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

76 % (2017)

Mercer Cost of living index

N/A

CO2 emissions

5.74 metric tons per capita (2014)

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