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    Mayotte Economy - 2003

      Economy - overview: Economic activity is based primarily on the agricultural sector, including fishing and livestock raising. Mayotte is not self-sufficient and must import a large portion of its food requirements, mainly from France. The economy and future development of the island are heavily dependent on French financial assistance, an important supplement to GDP. Mayotte's remote location is an obstacle to the development of tourism.

      GDP: purchasing power parity - $85 million (1998 est.)

      GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $600 (1998 est.)

      Population below poverty line: NA%

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

      Inflation rate (consumer prices): NA%

      Labor force: 48,800 (2000)

      Unemployment rate: 38% (1999)

      Budget: revenues: $NA
      expenditures: $73 million, including capital expenditures of $NA (1991 est.)

      Industries: newly created lobster and shrimp industry, construction

      Industrial production growth rate: NA%

      Electricity - production: NA kWh

      Electricity - production by source: fossil fuel: 0%
      other: 0%
      nuclear: 0%
      hydro: 0%

      Electricity - consumption: NA kWh

      Agriculture - products: vanilla, ylang-ylang (perfume essence), coffee, copra

      Exports: $3.44 million f.o.b. (1997)

      Exports - commodities: ylang-ylang (perfume essence), vanilla, copra, coconuts, coffee, cinnamon

      Exports - partners: France 80%, Comoros 15%, Reunion (2000)

      Imports: $141.3 million f.o.b. (1997)

      Imports - commodities: food, machinery and equipment, transportation equipment, metals, chemicals

      Imports - partners: France 66%, Africa 14%, Southeast Asia 11% (2000 est.)

      Debt - external: $NA

      Economic aid - recipient: $107.7 million; note - extensive French financial assistance (1995)

      Currency: euro (EUR)

      Currency code: EUR

      Exchange rates: euros per US dollar - 1.0626 1.0626 (2002), 1.1175 (2001), 1.0854 (2000), 0.9386 (1999); French francs per US dollar - 5.8995 (1998), 5.8367 (1997)

      Fiscal year: calendar year

      NOTE: The information regarding Mayotte 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 Mayotte Economy 2003 should be addressed to the CIA.

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