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Summary statistics
Region Caribbean  
Surface area (sq km) 539 Refers to habitable area. Excluding St. Lucia's Forest Reserve.  
Population (est., 000) 184  
Pop. density (per sq km) 340.6  
Capital city Castries  
Capital city pop. (000) 22  
Currency E.C. Dollar (XCD)  
UN membership date 18 September 1979  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 1336  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 1252  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 937  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 -3.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 0.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 -1.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 7328.4  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 7059.6  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 5661.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 6600.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 6538.8  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 5030.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 23.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 27.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 28.8  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 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$) 2013 -100  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -203  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -129  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 139  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 128  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 112  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 94  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 91  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 89  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 94  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 91  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 89  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2013 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 16.1 2004. ISIC Rev.3. Excluding mining and quarrying.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2013 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 14.8 2004. ISIC Rev.3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 62.7  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 62.4  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 63.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 76.2  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 75.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 77.6  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 319 Excluding nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 306 Excluding nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 318 Excluding nationals residing abroad.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 0 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 0  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 0  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 116.3  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 111.7  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 63.9  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 35.2 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 43.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 21.6  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 ...  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 ...  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.8  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.9  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.8  
Urban population (%) 2014 18.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 23.6  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 13.0/11.6  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 96.4  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 77.4/72.1  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 10.5  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.9  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2007-2013 47.3 Age group 15 to 44 years. 1988.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 12.2/6.7  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 5  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2007-2013 4.7  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 95.5/94.3  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2007-2013 66.4  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 21.6  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 16.7  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 52  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 77.1  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 0.7  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 94.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 65.0 2010.  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 407/2.3  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 33.0  
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