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    Greenland Economy - 2003
    https://theodora.com/wfb2003/greenland/greenland_economy.html
    SOURCE: 2003 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview: The economy remains critically dependent on exports of fish and substantial support from the Danish Government, which supplies about half of government revenues. The public sector, including publicly owned enterprises and the municipalities, plays the dominant role in the economy. Despite several interesting hydrocarbon and minerals exploration activities, it will take several years before production can materialize. Tourism is the only sector offering any near-term potential, and even this is limited due to a short season and high costs.


      GDP: purchasing power parity - $1.1 billion (2001 est.)


      GDP - real growth rate: 1.8% (2001 est.)


      GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $20,000 (2001 est.)


      Population below poverty line: NA%


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


      Inflation rate (consumer prices): 1.6% (1999 est.)


      Labor force: 24,500 (1999 est.)


      Unemployment rate: 10% (2000 est.)


      Budget: revenues: $646 million
      expenditures: $629 million, including capital expenditures of $85 million (1999)


      Industries: fish processing (mainly shrimp and Greenland halibut), handicrafts, hides and skins, small shipyards, mining


      Industrial production growth rate: NA%


      Electricity - production: 245 million kWh (2001)


      Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 100%
      nuclear: 0%
      note: Greenland is shifting its electricity production from fossil fuel to hydropower production (2001)
      other: 0%
      hydro: 0%


      Electricity - consumption: 227.9 million kWh (2001)


      Electricity - exports: 0 kWh (2001)


      Electricity - imports: 0 kWh (2001)


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


      Oil - consumption: 3,700 bbl/day (2001 est.)


      Oil - exports: NA (2001)


      Oil - imports: NA (2001)


      Agriculture - products: forage crops, garden and greenhouse vegetables; sheep, reindeer; fish


      Exports: $364 million f.o.b. (2001)


      Exports - commodities: fish and fish products 94% (prawns 63%)


      Exports - partners: EU (mainly Denmark) 57%, Japan 16%, US 8% (2001)


      Imports: $403 million c.i.f. (2001)


      Imports - commodities: machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, petroleum products


      Imports - partners: Denmark 64.5%, Spain 17.4%, Norway 12.4%, Germany 4.0%, US (2001)


      Debt - external: $25 million (1999)


      Economic aid - recipient: $380 million subsidy from Denmark


      Currency: Danish krone (DKK)


      Currency code: DKK


      Exchange rates: Danish kroner per US dollar - 7.8947 (2002), 8.323 (2001), 8.083 (2000), 6.976 (1999), 6.701 (1998)


      Fiscal year: calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Greenland on this page is re-published from the 2003 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guinea Geography 2003 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Greenland Economy 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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