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Summary statistics
Region Caribbean  
Surface area (sq km) 430  
Population (est., 000) 286  
Pop. density (per sq km) 665.3  
Capital city Bridgetown  
Capital city pop. (000) 90  
Currency Barbados Dollar (BBD)  
UN membership date 9 December 1966  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 4228  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 4434  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 3892  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 -0.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 0.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 4.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 14854.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 15812.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 14225.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 14316.8  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 15413.4  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 13585.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 13.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 13.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 18.4  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 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$) 2013 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -218  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -466  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 173  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 149  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 113  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2013 92 ISIC Rev.3 (CDE).  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2010 100 ISIC Rev.3 (CDE).  
Index of industrial production (2010=100) 2005 114 ISIC Rev.3 (CDE).  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 97  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 92  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 106  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 97  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 92  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 106  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2013 12.2  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 10.8  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 9.1  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2013 19.4 Average of quarterly estimates. 2012.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 19.6 Average of quarterly estimates. Break in series.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 17.3 2004. ISIC Rev.2.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2013 2.8 Average of quarterly estimates. 2012.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 2.8 Average of quarterly estimates. Break in series.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 3.3 2004. ISIC Rev.2.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 65.9  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 65.9  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 65.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 76.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 76.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 76.4  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 509  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 532  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 548  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 3 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 4  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 5  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 108.1  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 124.9  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 75.4  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 75.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 68.1 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 52.5 ITU estimate.  
Exports (million US$) 2013 467.4  
Imports (million US$) 2013 1768.7  
Balance (million US$) 2013 -1301.3  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 Areas nes (27.4), United States (18.2), Trinidad and Tobago (11.5) See technical notes.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 United States (33.0), Trinidad and Tobago (26.2), Suriname (4.9)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.5  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.1  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.7  
Urban population (%) 2014 31.6  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 18.8  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 18.4/14.7  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 99.6  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 77.7/72.9  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 10.1  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.9  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2007-2013 55.0 Age group 15 to 44 years. 1988.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 32.3/11.3  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 1  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2007-2013 5.6  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 107.5/102.7 National estimate.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2007-2013 69.1  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 7.4  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 16.7  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 45  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 19.4  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 100.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 1566/5.6  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 70.0  
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