Support our Sponsor

. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries

  • |Main Index|
  • 1989 INDEX
  • Country Ranks
  • Home PageCountry Index

    New Caledonia Economy - 1989

      Overview: New Caledonia has more than 40% of the world's known nickel resources. In recent years the economy has suffered because of depressed international demand for nickel, the principal source of export earnings. Only a negligible amount of the land is suitable for cultivation, and food accounts for about 25% of imports.

      GNP: $860 million, per capita $5,810; real growth rate NA% (1985)

      Inflation rate (consumer prices): 1.5% (1986)

      Unemployment rate: NA%

      Budget: revenues $110.5 million; expenditures $110.5 million, including capital expenditures of NA (1981)

      Exports: $75 million (f.o.b., 1986); @m5commodities--nickel metal 95%, nickel ore; @m5partners--France 56.3%, Japan

      Imports: $180 million (c.i.f., 1986); @m5commodities--foods, fuels, minerals, machines, electrical equipment; @m5partners--France 50.3%, Australia

      External debt: $NA

      Industrial production: growth rate NA%

      Electricity: 400,000 kW capacity; 2,200 million kWh produced, 14,570 kWh per capita (1988)

      Industries: nickel mining

      Agriculture: large areas devoted to cattle grazing; coffee, maize, wheat, vegetables; 60% self-sufficient in beef

      Aid: NA

      Currency: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique franc (plural--francs); 1 CFP franc (CFPF) = 100 centimes

      Exchange rates: Comptoirs Francais du Pacifique francs (CFPF) per US$1--113.63 (January 1989), 108.30 (1988), 109.27 (1987), 125.92 (1986), 163.35 (1985); linked at the rate of 18.18 to the French franc

      Fiscal year: NA

      NOTE: The information regarding New Caledonia on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of New Caledonia Economy 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about New Caledonia Economy 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

    Support Our Sponsor

    Support Our Sponsor

    Please ADD this page to your FAVORITES - - - - -

    Revised 15-Apr-03
    Copyright © 2003 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)