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    Montserrat Economy - 1990
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    SOURCE: 1990 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Overview: The economy is small and open with economic activity centered on tourism and construction. Tourism is the most important sector and accounted for 20% of GDP in 1986. Agriculture accounted for about 4% of GDP and industry 9%. The economy is heavily dependent on imports, making it vulnerable to fluctuations in world prices. Exports consist mainly of electronic parts sold to the US.

      GDP: $45.4 million, per capita $3,780; real growth rate 12% (1988 est.)

      Inflation rate (consumer prices): 3.7% (1987)

      Unemployment rate: 3.0% (1987)

      Budget: revenues $10.0 million; expenditures $9.4 million, including capital expenditures of $3.2 million (1987)

      Exports: $3.0 million (f.o.b., 1987); commodities--plastic bags, electronic parts, apparel, hot peppers, live plants, cattle; partners--NA

      Imports: $25.3 million (c.i.f., 1987); commodities--machinery and transportation equipment, foodstuffs, manufactured goods, fuels, lubricants, and related materials; partners--NA

      External debt: $3.7 million (1985)

      Industrial production: growth rate 8.1% (1986)

      Electricity: 5,000 kW capacity; 12 million kWh produced, 930 kWh per capita (1989)

      Industries: tourism; light manufacturing--rum, textiles, electronic appliances

      Agriculture: accounts for 4% of GDP; small-scale farming; food crops--tomatoes, onions, peppers; not self-sufficient in food, especially livestock products

      Aid: NA

      Currency: East Caribbean dollar (plural--dollars); 1 EC dollar (EC$) = 100 cents

      Exchange rates: East Caribbean dollars (EC$) per US$1--2.70 (fixed rate since 1976)

      Fiscal year: 1 April-31 March

      NOTE: The information regarding Montserrat on this page is re-published from the 1990 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Montserrat Economy 1990 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Montserrat Economy 1990 should be addressed to the CIA.

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