Marshall Islands Economy 2018, CIA World Factbook
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Marshall Islands Economy 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Marshall Islands Economy 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Economy - overview:
US assistance and lease payments for the use of Kwajalein Atoll as a US military base are the mainstay of this small island country. Agricultural production, primarily subsistence, is concentrated on small farms; the most important commercial crops are coconuts and breadfruit. Industry is limited to handicrafts, tuna processing, and copra. Tourism holds some potential. The islands and atolls have few natural resources, and imports exceed exports.The Marshall Islands received roughly $1 billion in aid from the US during the period 1986-2001 under the original Compact of Free Association (Compact). In 2002 and 2003, the US and the Marshall Islands renegotiated the Compact's financial package for a 20-year period, 2004 to 2024. Under the amended Compact, the Marshall Islands will receive roughly $1.5 billion in direct US assistance. Under the amended Compact, the US and Marshall Islands are also jointly funding a Trust Fund for the people of the Marshall Islands that will provide an income stream beyond 2024, when direct Compact aid ends.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$189 million (2017 est.) $185.5 million (2016 est.) $181.8 million (2015 est.)
note: data are in 2017 dollars
country comparison to the world: 222

GDP (official exchange rate):
$199 million (2016 est.)
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GDP - real growth rate:
1.9% (2017 est.) 2% (2016 est.) 1.9% (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 158
[see also: GDP - real growth rate country ranks ]

GDP - per capita:
$3,400 (2017 est.) $3,400 (2016 est.) $3,400 (2015 est.)
note: data are in 2017 dollars
country comparison to the world: 189

GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture: 4.4%
[see also: GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture country ranks ]
industry: 9.9%
[see also: GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry country ranks ]
services: 85.7% (2013 est.)
[see also: GDP - composition, by sector of origin - services country ranks ]

Agriculture - products:
coconuts, tomatoes, melons, taro, breadfruit, fruits; pigs, chickens

Industries:
copra, tuna processing, tourism, craft items (from seashells, wood, and pearls)

Industrial production growth rate:
NA%
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Labor force:
10,670 (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 218
[see also: Labor force country ranks ]

Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture: 11%
[see also: Labor force - by occupation - agriculture country ranks ]
industry: 16.3%
[see also: Labor force - by occupation - industry country ranks ]
services: 72.7% (2011 est.)
[see also: Labor force - by occupation - services country ranks ]

Unemployment rate:
36% (2006 est.) 30.9% (2000 est.)
country comparison to the world: 210
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Population below poverty line:
NA%
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Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: NA%
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highest 10%: NA%

Budget:
revenues: $116.7 million
[see also: Budget - revenues country ranks ]
expenditures: $113.9 million (2013 est.)
[see also: Budget - expenditures country ranks ]

Taxes and other revenues:
58.6% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 8
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Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
1.4% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 11
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Public debt:
32.2% of GDP (2016 est.) 34.7% of GDP (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 156
[see also: Public debt country ranks ]

Fiscal year:
1 October - 30 September

Inflation rate (consumer prices):
0.7% (2017 est.) -1.5% (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 25
[see also: Inflation rate (consumer prices) country ranks ]

Current account balance:
$12 million (2017 est.) $17 million (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 58
[see also: Current account balance country ranks ]

Exports:
$0 (2013 est.) $47.21 million (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 224
[see also: Exports country ranks ]

Exports - commodities:
copra cake, coconut oil, handicrafts, fish

Imports:
$133.7 million (2013 est.) $109 million (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 209
[see also: Imports country ranks ]

Imports - commodities:
foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, fuels, beverages, tobacco

Debt - external:
$97.96 million (2013 est.) $87 million (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 194
[see also: Debt - external country ranks ]

Exchange rates:
the US dollar is used


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Marshall Islands on this page is re-published from the 2018 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Marshall Islands Economy 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Marshall Islands Economy 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) The assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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