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Summary statistics
Region Caribbean  
Currency Trinidad and Tobago Dollar (TTD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 5130  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 1337  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 260.7  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Port of Spain (66)  
United Nations membership date 18 September 1962  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 23225  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 20578  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 15982  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 1.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 0.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 6.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 17365.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 15494.7  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 12323.2  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 18067.1  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 16121.1  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 11741.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 13.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 13.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 28.7  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 6.43 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 6.42 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 6.31 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2012 2899 2011.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 4172  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 3881  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 206 2011.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 196  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 126  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2012 153 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2010 159 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Industrial production index (2005=100) 2005 100 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.3.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 98  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 97  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 98  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 99  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2012 ...  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 5.9  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 8.0  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 ... The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 32.2 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2. 2008.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 31.0 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 ... The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 3.8 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2. 2008.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 4.3 The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev.2.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 52.9  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 52.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 53.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 75.5  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 75.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 76.2  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 402 Air arrivals. 2011.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 388 Air arrivals.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 463 Air arrivals.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2012 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 49311  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 34428  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 139.4  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 141.2  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 70.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 59.5 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 48.5 Country estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 29.0 ITU estimate.  
Exports (million US$) 2012 10981.7 2010.  
Imports (million US$) 2012 6479.6 2010.  
Balance (million US$) 2012 4502.1 2010.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 United States (48.1), Jamaica (6.5), Barbados (3.4) 2010.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 United States (28.0), Gabon (12.9), Colombia (9.5) 2010.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.3  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.2  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 0.0  
Urban population (%) 2013 14.3  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 20.8  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 14.8/12.4  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 97.8  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 73.6/66.3  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 24.2  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 1.8  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 42.5  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 32.5/2.4  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 41  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 3.2 2003.  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 94.5/93.5 National estimate. 2004.  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 55.4 2004.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 5.5/72.2  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 28.6  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 55  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 44.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 50640/37.7  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 17587.0  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1408 Based on monthly averages for the period 1961-1990.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 22.0/31.9 Based on monthly averages for the period 1961-1990.  
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