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Summary statistics
Region Caribbean  
Surface area (sq km) 13940  
Population (est., 000) 383  
Pop. density (per sq km) 27.6  
Capital city Nassau  
Capital city pop. (000) 267  
Currency Bahamian Dollar (BSD)  
UN membership date 18 September 1973  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 8420  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 7910  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 7706  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 0.7  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 1.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 3.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 22313.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 21940.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 23416.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 21776.8  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 21364.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 23021.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 26.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 24.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 24.2  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2013 -1637  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -814  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -701  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 132  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 125  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 110  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 134  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 126  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 134  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 126  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2013 13.6  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 14.7  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 10.2  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2013 12.9 ISIC Rev.3. 2011. May.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 16.0 ISIC Rev.3. April. 2009. Break in series.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 17.8 ISIC Rev.3. April.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2013 3.7 ISIC Rev.3. 2011. May.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 2.9 ISIC Rev.3. April. 2009. Break in series.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 3.5 ISIC Rev.3. April.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 69.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 69.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 67.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 79.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 79.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 77.8  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 1364  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 1370  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 1608  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 0 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 0  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 0  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 76.1 ITU estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 118.8  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 69.2  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 72.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 43.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 25.0 ITU estimate.  
Exports (million US$) 2013 811.5  
Imports (million US$) 2013 3365.3  
Balance (million US$) 2013 -2553.8  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 United States (83.6), United Kingdom (3.8), Canada (2.8)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 United States (89.3), Trinidad and Tobago (2.4), Japan (1.3)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.5  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.5  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.1  
Urban population (%) 2014 82.8  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 21.0  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 13.5/10.7  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 95.9  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 78.1/72.0  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 9.1  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.9  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2007-2013 61.7 Age group 15 to 44 years. 1988.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 61.3/16.3  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 30  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2007-2013 2.9 UNESCO estimate. 2000.  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 101.6/98.1  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 29.8  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 13.2  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 72  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 51.5  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 0.5  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 98.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 92.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 1907/5.2  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 75.0  
Trade Profile
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