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    Anguilla Economy 2001

      Economy - overview: Anguilla has few natural resources, and the economy depends heavily on luxury tourism, offshore banking, lobster fishing, and remittances from emigrants. The economy, and especially the tourism sector, suffered a setback in late 1995 due to the effects of Hurricane Luis in September but recovered in 1996. Increased activity in the tourism industry, which has spurred the growth of the construction sector, has contributed to economic growth. Anguillan officials have put substantial effort into developing the offshore financial sector. A comprehensive package of financial services legislation was enacted in late 1994. In the medium term, prospects for the economy will depend on the tourism sector and, therefore, on continuing income growth in the industrialized nations as well as favorable weather conditions.

      GDP: purchasing power parity - $96 million (1999 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate: 7% (1999 est.)

      GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $8,200 (1999 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 4%
      industry: 18%
      services: 78% (1997 est.)

      Population below poverty line: NA%

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

      Inflation rate (consumer prices): 2.5% (1998 est.)

      Labor force: 4,400 (1992)

      Labor force - by occupation: commerce 36%, services 29%, construction 18%, transportation and utilities 10%, manufacturing 3%, agriculture/fishing/forestry/mining 4%

      Unemployment rate: 7% (1992 est.)

      revenues: $20.4 million
      expenditures: $23.3 million, including capital expenditures of $3.8 million (1997 est.)

      Industries: tourism, boat building, offshore financial services

      Industrial production growth rate: 3.1% (1997 est.)

      Electricity - production: NA kWh

      Electricity - production by source:
      fossil fuel: NA%
      hydro: NA%
      nuclear: NA%
      other: NA%

      Electricity - consumption: NA kWh

      Agriculture - products: small quantities of tobacco, vegetables; cattle raising

      Exports: $4.5 million (1998)

      Exports - commodities: lobster, fish, livestock, salt

      Exports - partners: NA

      Imports: $57.6 million (1998)

      Imports - commodities: NA

      Imports - partners: NA

      Debt - external: $8.8 million (1998)

      Economic aid - recipient: $3.5 million (1995)

      Currency: East Caribbean dollar (XCD)

      Currency code: XCD

      Exchange rates: East Caribbean dollars per US dollar - 2.7000 (fixed rate since 1976)

      Fiscal year: 1 April - 31 March

      NOTE: The information regarding Anguilla on this page is re-published from the 2001 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Anguilla Economy 2001 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Anguilla Economy 2001 should be addressed to the CIA.

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