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Barbados
Summary statistics
Region Caribbean  
Currency Barbados Dollar (BBD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 430  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 274  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 637.0  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Bridgetown (122)  
United Nations membership date 9 December 1966  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 4313  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 4245  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 3908  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 0.6  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 0.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 4.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 15744.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 15531.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 14448.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 14439.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 14331.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 13737.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 14.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 14.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 18.9  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 2.00 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 2.00 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 2.00 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2011 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -236  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -467  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 163  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 149  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 113  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2011 85 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 88 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 93  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 92  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 106  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 93  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 92  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 106  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2011 11.2  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 10.8  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 9.1  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 20.3 Average of quarterly estimates.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 19.6 Average of quarterly estimates.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 17.3 2004. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 2.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 3.3 Average of quarterly estimates.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 2.8 Average of quarterly estimates.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 3.3 2004. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 2.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 64.8  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 64.8  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 64.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 76.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 76.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 76.1  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 568  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 532  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 548  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 56 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 90  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 178.4  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 178.4  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 126.1  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 71.8  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 70.2  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 56.1  
Exports (million US$) 2011 508.4  
Imports (million US$) 2011 1775.4  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -1267.0  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 United States (31.9), Trinidad and Tobago (26.5), Suriname (4.8) For more information, refer to the technical notes.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.2  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.4  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -0.7  
Urban population (%) 2012 44.9  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 16.8  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 19.5/14.9  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 98.5  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 80.3/73.9  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 12.3  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.6  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 55.0 Age group 15 to 44 years. 1988.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 28.1/11.0  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 7.5  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 117.2/111.7 National estimate.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 69.1  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 7.3/15.5  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 10.0  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 41  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 19.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 1572/5.8  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 1742.0  
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