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Summary statistics
Region Caribbean  
Surface area (sq km) 261  
Population (est., 000) 55  
Pop. density (per sq km) 209.9  
Capital city Basseterre  
Capital city pop. (000) 14  
Currency E.C. Dollar (XCD)  
UN membership date 23 September 1983  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 743  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 717  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 546  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 2.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 -2.4  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 9.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 13710.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 13695.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 11108.7  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 13361.5  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 13138.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 10393.6  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 29.1  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 33.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 42.0  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 2.70 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 2.70 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 2.70 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2013 -63  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -139  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -65  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 148 Index base 2001=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 136 Index base 2001=100.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 111 Index base 2001=100.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 42  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 34  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 91  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 42  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 34  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 91  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 107 Arrivals of non-resident tourists by air.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 98 Arrivals of non-resident tourists by air.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 141 Arrivals of non-resident tourists by air.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 ...  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 ...  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 1  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 142.1 ITU estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 152.8  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 103.8 December.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 80.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 76.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 34.0 ITU estimate.  
Exports (million US$) 2013 44.9 2011.  
Imports (million US$) 2013 246.7 2011.  
Balance (million US$) 2013 -201.8 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 United States (81.7), Antigua and Barbuda (3.1), Trinidad and Tobago (2.7) 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 United States (67.3), Trinidad and Tobago (6.3), United Kingdom (4.1) 2011.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.1  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.3  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.1  
Urban population (%) 2014 32.0  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 70.7/68.2 Data compiled by the United Nations Demographic Yearbook system. 1998.  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2007-2013 40.6 Age group 15 to 44 years. 1984.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 5.7/10.5  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 2  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2007-2013 4.2  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 95.9/87.3  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2007-2013 67.3  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 33.6  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 6.7  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 44  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 42.3  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 0.3  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 98.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 268/5.1  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 73.0 UNSD estimate.  
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