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Saint Lucia
Summary statistics
Region Caribbean  
Currency E.C. Dollar (XCD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 539 Refers to habitable area. Excludes St. Lucia's Forest Reserve.  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 176  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 326.6  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Castries (21)  
United Nations membership date 18 September 1979  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 1254  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 1164  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 847  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 1.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 0.4  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 8.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 7124.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 6677.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 5125.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 6883.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 6451.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 4702.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 35.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 34.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 31.9  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 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$) 2011 -284  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -183  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -129  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 ...  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 ...  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 112  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 95  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 91  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 89  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 95  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 91  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 89  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 16.1 2004. Excludes mining and quarrying. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 14.8 2004. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 64.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 63.9  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 63.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 77.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 77.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 77.6  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 312 Excludes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 306 Excludes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 318 Excludes nationals residing abroad.  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 143.4  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 135.2  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 87.5  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 42.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 40.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 21.6  
Exports (million US$) 2011 164.0 2008.  
Imports (million US$) 2011 655.7 2008.  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -491.7 2008.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 United States (34.0), Trinidad and Tobago (23.2), United Kingdom (15.1) 2008.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 United States (42.6), Trinidad and Tobago (23.8), Japan (4.3) 2008.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.0  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -3.1  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.8  
Urban population (%) 2012 16.8  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 25.1  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 10.6/8.6  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 94.8 The distribution between males and females was extrapolated from previous years. De facto national estimate.  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 77.5/72.2  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 12.3  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.9  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 47.3 Age group 15 to 44 years. 1988.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 10.2/5.9  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 5  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 4.5  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 92.9/95.3  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 63.5  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 2.8/40.9  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 16.7  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 50  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 77.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 385/2.2  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 747.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1399 Vieux Fort.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 24.5/30.0 Vieux Fort.  
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