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    Netherlands Antilles Economy - 2005
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    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      Tourism, petroleum refining, and offshore finance are the mainstays of this small economy, which is closely tied to the outside world. Although GDP has declined or grown slightly in each of the past eight years, the islands enjoy a high per capita income and a well-developed infrastructure compared with other countries in the region. Almost all consumer and capital goods are imported, the US and Mexico being the major suppliers. Poor soils and inadequate water supplies hamper the development of agriculture. Budgetary problems hamper reform of the health and pension systems of an aging population.

      GDP:
      purchasing power parity - $2.45 billion (2003 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate:
      0.5% (2003 est.)

      GDP - per capita:
      purchasing power parity - $11,400 (2003 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 1%
      industry: 15%
      services: 84% (2000 est.)

      Labor force:
      89,000 (2000)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      agriculture 1%, industry 13%, services 86% (2000 est.)

      Unemployment rate:
      15.6% (2002 est.)

      Population below poverty line:
      NA

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

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      2.1% (2003 est.)

      Budget:
      revenues: $710.8 million
      expenditures: $741.6 million, including capital expenditures of NA (1997 est.)

      Agriculture - products:
      aloes, sorghum, peanuts, vegetables, tropical fruit

      Industries:
      tourism (Curacao, Sint Maarten, and Bonaire), petroleum refining (Curacao), petroleum transshipment facilities (Curacao and Bonaire), light manufacturing (Curacao)

      Industrial production growth rate:
      NA%

      Electricity - production:
      1.005 billion kWh (2002)

      Electricity - consumption:
      934.3 million kWh (2002)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2002)

      Electricity - imports:
      0 kWh (2002)

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

      Oil - consumption:
      72,000 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      NA

      Oil - imports:
      NA

      Exports:
      $1.579 billion f.o.b. (2002)

      Exports - commodities:
      petroleum products

      Exports - partners:
      US 27.3%, Venezuela 13.5%, Bahamas, The 7%, Singapore 4.5%, Honduras 4.5%, Netherlands 4.3%, Guatemala 4.1% (2004)

      Imports:
      $2.233 billion f.o.b. (2002)

      Imports - commodities:
      crude petroleum, food, manufactures

      Imports - partners:
      Venezuela 53.5%, US 23.2%, Netherlands 5.2% (2004)

      Debt - external:
      $1.35 billion (1996)

      Economic aid - recipient:
      IMF provided $61 million in 2000, and the Netherlands continued its support with $40 million (2000)

      Currency (code):
      Netherlands Antillean guilder (ANG)

      Exchange rates:
      Netherlands Antillean guilders per US dollar - 1.79 (2004), 1.79 (2003), 1.79 (2002), 1.79 (2001), 1.79 (2000)

      Fiscal year:
      calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Netherlands Antilles 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 Netherlands Antilles Economy 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Netherlands Antilles Economy 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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