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    Guam Economy - 1991

      Overview: The economy is based on US military spending and on revenues from tourism. Over the past 20 years the tourist industry has grown rapidly, creating a construction boom for new hotels and the expansion of older ones. Visitors numbered about 900,000 in 1990. The small manufacturing sector includes textile and clothing, beverage, food, and watch production. About 60% of the labor force works for the private sector and the rest for government. Most food and industrial goods are imported, with about 75% from the US. In 1990 the unemployment rate was about 2%, down from 10% in 1983.

      GNP: $1.0 billion, per capita $7,000; real growth rate 18% (1990 est.)

      Inflation rate (consumer prices): 10% (1990)

      Unemployment rate: 2% (1990 est.)

      Budget: revenues $300 million; expenditures $290 million, including capital expenditures of $25 million (1990 est.)

      Exports: $39 million (f.o.b., 1983); commodities--mostly transshipments of refined petroleum products, construction materials, fish, food and beverage products; partners--US 25%, other 75%

      Imports: $611 million (c.i.f., 1983); commodities--petroleum and petroleum products, food, manufactured goods; partners--US 77%, other 23%

      External debt: $NA

      Industrial production: growth rate NA%

      Electricity: 500,000 kW capacity; 2,300 million kWh produced, 16,300 kWh per capita (1990)

      Industries: US military, tourism, construction, transshipment, concrete products, printing and publishing, food processing, textiles

      Agriculture: relatively undeveloped with most food imported; fruits, vegetables, eggs, pork, poultry, beef, copra

      Economic aid: NA

      Currency: US currency is used

      Exchange rates: US currency is used

      Fiscal year: 1 October-30 September

      NOTE: The information regarding Guam on this page is re-published from the 1991 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guam Economy 1991 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guam Economy 1991 should be addressed to the CIA.

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