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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 2012 (estimated, 000) 181  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 335.6  
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$) 2012 1318  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 1252  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 937  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 -3.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 0.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 -1.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 7288.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 7059.6  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 5661.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 7204.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 6826.8  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 5208.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 26.2  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 27.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 28.8  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 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$) 2012 -184  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -203  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -129  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 137  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 128  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 112  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 99  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 91  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 89  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 91  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 89  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 16.1 2004. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3. Excludes mining and quarrying.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 14.8 2004. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 62.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 62.4  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 63.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 76.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 75.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 77.6  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 307 Excludes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 306 Excludes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 318 Excludes nationals residing abroad.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 127.7 ITU estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 113.7  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 63.9  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 48.6 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 43.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 21.6  
Exports (million US$) 2012 164.0 2008.  
Imports (million US$) 2012 655.7 2008.  
Balance (million US$) 2012 -491.7 2008.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 United States (34.0), Trinidad and Tobago (23.2), United Kingdom (15.1) 2008.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 United States (42.6), Trinidad and Tobago (23.8), Japan (4.3) 2008.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.8  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 -3.1  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.8  
Urban population (%) 2013 16.1  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 24.0  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 12.8/11.4  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 96.5  
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, %) 2006-2012 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-2013 2  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 4.3  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 87.9/90.1  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 68.4  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 2.8/41.0  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 16.7  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 51  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 77.1  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 403/2.3  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 775.0  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1399 Vieux Fort. Based on monthly averages for the period 1973-2004.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 24.5/30.0 Vieux Fort. Based on monthly averages for the period 1973-2004.  
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