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Bahamas
Summary statistics
Region Caribbean  
Currency Bahamian Dollar (BSD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 13943  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 347  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 24.9  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Nassau (254)  
United Nations membership date 18 September 1973  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 7788  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 7771  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 7706  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 1.6  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 0.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 3.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 22431.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 22665.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 24130.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 21889.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 22060.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 23723.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 26.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 23.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 24.2  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 1.00 Principal rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 1.00 Principal rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 1.00 Principal rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 -1091  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -814  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -701  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 129  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 125  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 110  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 114  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 116  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 114  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 116  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 98  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 12.9 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. May.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 16.0 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. April. 2009.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 17.8 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. April.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 3.7 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. May.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 2.9 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. April. 2009.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 3.5 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. April.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 69.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 69.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 68.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 79.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 79.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 78.0  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 1346  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 1370  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 1608  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 124.4  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 162.7  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 113.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 65.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 43.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 25.0  
Exports (million US$) 2011 726.9  
Imports (million US$) 2011 3410.3  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -2683.4  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 United States (78.3), United Kingdom (4.3), France (3.7)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 United States (88.9), Trinidad and Tobago (4.7)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.1  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.4  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -0.1  
Urban population (%) 2012 84.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 21.8  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 12.5/9.7  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 95.8  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 78.9/72.7  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 14.1  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.9  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 61.7 Age group 15 to 44 years. 1988.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 33.4/9.7  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 42  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 2.9 UNESCO estimate. 2000.  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 105.9/102.2  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 5.8/46.6  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 13.2  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 68  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 51.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 2583/7.6  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 2531.0 UNSD estimate.  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1396  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 20.7/28.9  
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