Northern Mariana Islands Economy 2018, CIA World Factbook
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Northern Mariana Islands Economy 2018

SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Northern Mariana Islands Economy 2018
SOURCE: 2018 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on February 28, 2018

Economy - overview:
The Northern Mariana Islands' economy benefits substantially from financial assistance from the US. In fiscal year 2013, federal grants accounted for 35.4% of the Commonwealth’s total revenues. A small agriculture sector consists of cattle ranches and small farms producing coconuts, breadfruit, tomatoes, and melons.The Commonwealth’s economy continued to recover in 2013. Real GDP increased 4.4%, following a 2.1% gain in 2012. Economic growth in 2013 reflected increases in consumer spending and exports of services, mainly spending by foreign tourists.Tourism continued to grow in 2013, after posting double-digit growth in 2012. The tourist industry employs approximately a quarter of the work force and accounts for roughly one-fourth of GDP. The Commonwealth is making a concerted effort to broaden its tourism by extending casino gambling from the small Islands of Tinian and Rota to the main Island of Saipan, its political and commercial center.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$682 million (2013 est.) $665 million (2012) $649 million (2011)
note: GDP estimate includes US subsidy; data are in 2013 dollars
country comparison to the world: 209

GDP (official exchange rate):
$1.232 billion (2013 est.)
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GDP - real growth rate:
4.5% (2013) 2.1% (2012) -6.8% (2011)
country comparison to the world: 54
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GDP - per capita:
$13,300 (2013 est.) $12,900 (2012) $12,400 (2011)
country comparison to the world: 117

GDP - composition, by end use:
household consumption: 91.3%
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government consumption: 51.5%
[see also: GDP - composition, by end use - government consumption country ranks ]
investment in fixed capital: 3.8%
[see also: GDP - composition, by end use - investment in fixed capital country ranks ]
investements in inventories: NA%
exports of goods and services: 42.2%
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imports of goods and services: -88.9% (2013)
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GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture: 1.7%
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industry: 2.9%
[see also: GDP - composition, by sector of origin - industry country ranks ]
services: 95.4% (2010)
[see also: GDP - composition, by sector of origin - services country ranks ]

Agriculture - products:
vegetables and melons, fruits and nuts; ornamental plants; livestock, poultry, eggs; fish and aquaculture products

Industries:
tourism, banking, construction, fishing, handicrafts, other services

Industrial production growth rate:
NA%
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Labor force:
27,970
note: includes foreign workers (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 207
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Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture: 1.9%
[see also: Labor force - by occupation - agriculture country ranks ]
industry: 10%
[see also: Labor force - by occupation - industry country ranks ]
services: 88.1% (2010 est.)
[see also: Labor force - by occupation - services country ranks ]

Unemployment rate:
11.2% (2010 est.) 8% (2005 est.)
country comparison to the world: 144
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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: $246.4 million
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expenditures: $249.8 million (2013 est.)
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Taxes and other revenues:
20% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 153
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Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
-0.3% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 42
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Fiscal year:
1 October - 30 September

Inflation rate (consumer prices):
-2.5% (2013 est.) 1.1% (2012)
country comparison to the world: 1
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Exports:
$288 million (2013) $268 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 182
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Exports - commodities:
garments

Imports:
$606 million (2013) $531 million (2012)
country comparison to the world: 184
[see also: Imports country ranks ]

Imports - commodities:
food, construction equipment and materials, petroleum products

Debt - external:
$NA
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Exchange rates:
the US dollar is used

NOTE: 1) The information regarding Northern Mariana 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 Northern Mariana Islands Economy 2018 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Northern Mariana Islands Economy 2018 should be addressed to the CIA.
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