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Micronesia, Federated States Of Economy 2017
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SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Micronesia, Federated States Of Economy 2017
SOURCE: 2017 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on January 12, 2017

Economy - overview:
Economic activity consists largely of subsistence farming and fishing, and government, which employs two-thirds of the adult working population and receives funding largely - 58% in 2013 – from Compact of Free Association assistance provided by the US. The islands have few commercially valuable mineral deposits. The potential for tourism is limited by isolation, lack of adequate facilities, and limited internal air and water transportation.Under the terms of the original Compact, the US provided $1.3 billion in grants and aid from 1986 to 2001. The US and the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) negotiated a second (amended) Compact agreement in 2002-03 that took effect in 2004. The amended Compact runs for a 20-year period to 2023; during which the US will provide roughly $2.1 billion to the FSM. The amended Compact also develops a Trust Fund for the FSM that will provide a comparable income stream beyond 2024 when Compact grants end.The country's medium-term economic outlook appears fragile because of dependence on US assistance and lackluster performance of its small and stagnant private sector.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$314 million (2016 est.) $310.7 million (2015 est.) $311.2 million (2014 est.)
note: data are in 2016 dollars
country comparison to the world: 216
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GDP (official exchange rate):
$325 million (2015 est.)
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GDP - real growth rate:
1.1% (2016 est.) -0.2% (2015 est.) -3.4% (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 170
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GDP - per capita:
$3,000 (2016 est.) $3,000 (2015 est.) $3,000 (2014 est.)
note: data are in 2016 dollars
country comparison to the world: 192
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GDP - composition, by end use:
household consumption: 83.5%
[see also: GDP - composition, by end use - household consumption country ranks ]
government consumption: 41.8%
[see also: GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption country ranks ]
investment in fixed assets: 24.3%
investment in inventories: 0%
[see also: GDP - composition, by end use - investment in inventories country ranks ]
exports of goods and services: 26.6%
[see also: GDP - composition, by end use - exports of goods and services country ranks ]
imports of goods and services: -76.2% (2013 est.)
[see also: GDP - composition, by end use - imports of goods and services country ranks ]

GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture: 26.3%
[see also: GDP - composition, by sector of origin - agriculture country ranks ]
industry: 18.9%
[see also: GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry country ranks ]
services: 54.8% (2013 est.)
[see also: GDP - composition, by sector of origin - services country ranks ]

Agriculture - products:
taro, yams, coconuts, bananas, cassava (manioc, tapioca), sakau (kava), Kosraen citrus, betel nuts, black pepper, fish, pigs, chickens

Industries:
tourism, construction; specialized aquaculture, craft items (shell and wood)

Industrial production growth rate:
NA%
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Labor force:
37,920 (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 198
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Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture: 0.9%
[see also: Labor force - by occupation - agriculture country ranks ]
industry: 5.2%
[see also: Labor force - by occupation - industry country ranks ]
services: 93.9%
[see also: Labor force - by occupation - services country ranks ]
note: two-thirds of the labor force are government employees (2013 est.)

Unemployment rate:
16.2% (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 159
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Population below poverty line:
26.7% (2000 est.)
[see also: Population below poverty line country ranks ]

Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: NA%
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highest 10%: NA%
[see also: Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% country ranks ]

Distribution of family income - Gini index:
61.1 (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 4
[see also: Distribution of family income - Gini index country ranks ]

Budget:
revenues: $213.8 million
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expenditures: $192.1 million (FY12/13 est.)
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Taxes and other revenues:
65.8% of GDP (FY12/13 est.)
country comparison to the world: 6
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Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
6.7% of GDP (FY12/13 est.)
country comparison to the world: 7
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Public debt:
28% of GDP (2013) 27% of GDP (2012)
country comparison to the world: 148
[see also: Public debt country ranks ]

Fiscal year:
1 October - 30 September

Inflation rate (consumer prices):
1.9% (2016 est.) -1% (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 105
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Commercial bank prime lending rate:
7.1% (2013 est.) 6.4% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 116
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Stock of narrow money:
$196 million (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 184
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Stock of broad money:
$225.2 million (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 189
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Stock of domestic credit:
$56.98 million (2013 est.) $56.77 million (31 December 2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 186
[see also: Stock of domestic credit country ranks ]

Current account balance:
$3 million (2015 est.) $3 million (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 53
[see also: Current account balance country ranks ]

Exports:
$88.3 million (2013 est.) $95.7 million (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 195
[see also: Exports country ranks ]

Exports - commodities:
fish, sakau (kava), betel nuts, black pepper

Imports:
$258.5 million (2013 est.) $263.4 million (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 203
[see also: Imports country ranks ]

Imports - commodities:
food, beverages, clothing, computers, household electronics, appliances, manufactured goods, automobiles, machinery and equipment, furniture, tools

Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
$75.06 million (31 December 2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 167
[see also: Reserves of foreign exchange and gold country ranks ]

Debt - external:
$93.6 million (2013 est.) $93.5 million (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 195
[see also: Debt - external country ranks ]

Stock of direct foreign investment - at home:
$15.8 million (2013 est.) $34.4 million (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 122
[see also: Stock of direct foreign investment - at home country ranks ]

Exchange rates:
the US dollar is used

NOTE: The information regarding Micronesia, Federated States Of on this page is re-published from the 2017 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Micronesia, Federated States Of Economy 2017 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Micronesia, Federated States Of Economy 2017 should be addressed to the CIA.




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