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    Greenland Economy - 2005
    http://www.allcountries.org/wfb2005/greenland/greenland_economy.html
    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      The economy remains critically dependent on exports of fish and substantial support from the Danish Government, which supplies about half of government revenues. The public sector, including publicly-owned enterprises and the municipalities, plays the dominant role in the economy. Despite several interesting hydrocarbon and minerals exploration activities, it will take several years before production can materialize. Tourism is the only sector offering any near-term potential, and even this is limited due to a short season and high costs.

      GDP:
      purchasing power parity - $1.1 billion (2001 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate:
      1.8% (2001 est.)

      GDP - per capita:
      purchasing power parity - $20,000 (2001 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: NA%
      industry: NA%
      services: NA%

      Labor force:
      24,500 (1999 est.)

      Unemployment rate:
      10% (2000 est.)

      Population below poverty line:
      NA%

      Household income or consumption by percentage share:
      lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      1.6% (1999 est.)

      Budget:
      revenues: $646 million
      expenditures: $629 million, including capital expenditures of $85 million (1999)

      Agriculture - products:
      forage crops, garden and greenhouse vegetables; sheep, reindeer; fish

      Industries:
      fish processing (mainly shrimp and Greenland halibut); gold, niobium, tantalite, uranium, iron and diamond mining; handicrafts, hides and skins, small shipyards

      Industrial production growth rate:
      NA%

      Electricity - production:
      245 million kWh (2002)

      Electricity - consumption:
      227.9 million kWh (2002)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2002)

      Electricity - imports:
      0 kWh (2002)

      Oil - production:
      0 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - consumption:
      3,700 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      NA

      Oil - imports:
      NA

      Exports:
      $388 million f.o.b. (2002)

      Exports - commodities:
      fish and fish products 94% (prawns 63%)

      Exports - partners:
      Denmark 65.2%, Japan 12.2%, China 5.1% (2004)

      Imports:
      $445 million c.i.f. (2002)

      Imports - commodities:
      machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, petroleum products

      Imports - partners:
      Denmark 85.8%, Sweden 3.6%, Norway 3.1% (2004)

      Debt - external:
      $25 million (1999)

      Economic aid - recipient:
      $380 million subsidy from Denmark (1997)

      Currency (code):
      Danish krone (DKK)

      Exchange rates:
      Danish kroner per US dollar - 5.9911 (2004), 6.5877 (2003), 7.8947 (2002), 8.3228 (2001), 8.0831 (2000)

      Fiscal year:
      calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Greenland on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Greenland Economy 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Greenland Economy 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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