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eurostat Statistisches Bundesamt Country profile Caribbean ACP countries BAHAMAS o DOMINICAN HAITI REPUBLIC BELIZE ANTIGUA A. BARBUDA O o JAMAICA St KITTS and NEVIS 0 ( DOMINICA St LUCIA St VINCENT and the GRENADINES o Q BARBADOS O GRENADA O TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO SURINAME **• • • ••Έί£ eurostat Statistisches Bundesamt Caribbean ACP countries BAHAMAS DOMINICAN HAITI REPUBLIC BELIZE ANTIGUA A. BARBUDA <3> Ό O o SI KITTS and NEWS ΰ -DOMINICA n St LUCIA St VINCENT and the GRENADINES o Q BARBADOS O GRENADA O TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO SURINAME GUYANA 1 S. ) * • ••Statistisches Bundesamt Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11, D-65180 Wiesbade and Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities Plateau de Kirchbers, L-2920 Luxembourg in Cooperation with the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London Cataloguing data can be found at the end of this publication The French version of this publication is available from the Office for Official Publications of the European Communities The German version of this publication may be obtained from the publisher: Verlag Metzler-Poeschel, Stuttgart, Germany Delivery: Hermann Leins GmbH & Co. KG, Holzwiesenstraße 2, D-72125 Kusterdingen Tel.: (49-7071) 93 53 50; Fax: (49-7071) 336 53 All rights reserved.

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eurostat
Statistisches Bundesamt
Country profile
Caribbean ACP countries
BAHAMAS
o
DOMINICAN
HAITI REPUBLIC
BELIZE
ANTIGUA A. BARBUDA
O o
JAMAICA St KITTS and NEVIS 0 ( DOMINICA
St LUCIA
St VINCENT and the GRENADINES o Q BARBADOS
O GRENADA
O TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
SURINAME
**•
• •

•Έί£
eurostat
Statistisches Bundesamt
Caribbean ACP countries
BAHAMAS
DOMINICAN
HAITI REPUBLIC
BELIZE
ANTIGUA A. BARBUDA <3> Ό O o
SI KITTS and NEWS ΰ -DOMINICA
n St LUCIA
St VINCENT and the GRENADINES o Q BARBADOS
O GRENADA
O TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO
SURINAME
GUYANA 1 S. )
* •

•Statistisches Bundesamt
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 11, D-65180 Wiesbade
and
Eurostat, the Statistical Office of the European Communities
Plateau de Kirchbers, L-2920 Luxembourg
in Cooperation with the
Overseas Development Institute (ODI), London
Cataloguing data can be found at the end of this publication
The French version of this publication is available from the Office for Official
Publications of the European Communities
The German version of this publication may be obtained from the publisher:
Verlag Metzler-Poeschel, Stuttgart, Germany
Delivery: Hermann Leins GmbH & Co. KG,
Holzwiesenstraße 2,
D-72125 Kusterdingen
Tel.: (49-7071) 93 53 50; Fax: (49-7071) 336 53
All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be translated, reproduced or
copied, recorded on microfilm/microfiche or stored in electronic systems without the
explicit prior permission of the Federal Statistical Office
Luxembourg: Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 1996
ISBN 92-827-6153-3
© ECSC-EC-EAEC, Brussels . Luxembourg, 1996
Printed in Belgium
Printed on non-chlorine bleached paper CONTENTS
Page
Explanation of symbols 4
General abbreviations 5
List of tables 6
List of graphics 8
Foreword 9
Introduction 11
Maps and graphs4
Selected basic indicators8
1. Historial overview and future directions 30
2. Economic structure and development of the Caribbean ACP countries 35
3. Agriculture, forestry and fisheries 63
4. Industry 8
5. Tourism 96
6. Transport and communications 11
7. Money and credit
8. Public finance9
9. Employment 123
10. Wages and salaries5
11. Prices8
12. Balance of payments 13
13. External trade 142
14. Foreign direct investment 156
15. Official development assistance 16
16. Foreign debt 174
17. Economic systems, economic policies and structural adjustment 181
Bibliography 188
StBa/Eurostat
Caribbean ACP countries. 1995 EXPLANATION OF SYMBOLS
0 = Less than half of 1 at the last occupied digit, but
more than nil
= Magnitude zero
1 = General break in the series affecting comparison
over time
= Figure unknown
χ = Tabular group blocked, because information is
not meaningful
n.a. = data not available
SELECTED INTERNATIONAL WEIGHTS AND MEASURES
1 inch (in) 2.540 cm 1 imperial gallon (imp. gal.).. = 4.546 1
1 foot (ft) 0.305 m I ban-el (bl.) = 158.983 1
1 yard (yd) 0.914 m I ounce (oz) 28.350 g
1 mile (mi) 1.609 km I troy ounce (troy oz) = 31.103g
1 acre (ac) 4 047 m2 1 pound (lb) 453.592 g
1 short ton (sh t) = 0.907 t 1 cubic foot (ft3). 28.317 dm3
1 gallon (gal.).... 3.785 1 1 long ton (1 t) 1.016 t
StBa/Eurostat
Caribbean ACP countries. 1995 GENERAL ABBREVIATIONS
O = gram Ft = Hungarian florint
ir
= kilogram ir£ = Irish punt kg
dt = quintal (100 kg) Lit = Italian lira
t tonne (1 000 kg) hfl Dutch guilder = =
mm = millimetre Esc escudo =
cm = centimetre Pta peseta =
m = metre K.Sh. = Kenyan shilling
km kilometre mcxNS New Mexican peso = =
m2 = square metre B Thai Baht =
ha = hectare (10 000 m2) £ = pound sterling
km2 = square kilometre USS US dollar =
1 litre SDR = Special Drawing Rights =
hl hectolitre (100 1) WE Currency unit = =
ni3 cubic metre h hour = =
tkm = tonne-kilometre kW = kilowatt (103 watts)
GRT = gross registered tonne kWh = kilowatt-hour (103 watt-hours)
tdw MW = tonnes dead-weight = megawatt ( 106 watts)
(t= 1 016.05 kg) MWh = megawatt-hour ( 106 watt-hours)
East Caribbean dollar GW ECS = = gigawatt (109 watts)
= Bahamian dollar GWh gigawatt-hour (109 watt-hours) BS =
BDSS Barbadosr St = piece =
BzS = Belize dollar Ρ pair =
dom$ Dominican Republic peso Mill. million = =
GS Guyana dollar Bn billion (thousand million) = =
Gde. = Gourde A average =
J$ = Jamaican dollar p.a. = per annum
= Sf Suriname guilder YB = beginning of year
TT$ = Trinidad and Tobago dollar YM = mid-year
bfr Belgian franc = YE = year-end
= Luxembourg franc lfr YE = annual average
dkr = Danish krone quarter Qrt. =
FF = French franc HY half-year =
DM German mark MA = = monthly average
Dr. drachma = cif = cost, insurance, freight included
Fmk Finnish markka fob free on board = =
Special abbreviations are allocated to the respective sections. With only a few exceptions, provisional, revised and
estimated figures are not marked as such. Detail may not add to total because of rounding.
StBa/Eurostat
Caribbean ACP countries, 1995 LIST OF TABLES
Page
2 Economic structure and development of the Caribbean ACP countries
2.1 Regional gross domestic product by the Caribbean ACP countries
at market prices in 1987 prices 36
2.2 Annual average growth in gross domestic product by the Caribbean ACP
countries at market prices in 1987 prices8
2.3 Development of gross domestic product at market prices 53
2.4 Generation of grossc product at factor cost7
2.5 Use of gross domestic product 60
3 Agriculture, forestry and fisheries
3.1 Banana production and sugar production in selected Caribbean ACP
countries
3.2 Land use 1992 76
3.3 Machines and equipment7
3.4 Use of fertilizers 1992
3.5 Index of agricultural production8
3.6 Areas under selected crops, yields and harvest volumes in 1985 and 1993 .. 79
3.7 Livestock population and slaughterings in 1985 and 1993 82
3.8 Production of selected animal products in 1985 and 19934
3.9 Timber-felling in 1985 and 1992 8
3.10 Number of fishing vessels
3.11 Total catches
4 Industry
4.1 Installed capacity of power stations, generation and consumption of
electricity 88
4.2 Consumption of selected petroleum products in 1992 8
4.3 Mining and quarrying9
4.4 Production of selected products of manufacturing industry 91
5 Tourism
5.1 Foreign visitors by selected country of origin 103
5.2ns by purpose of trip in 1989 and 19926
5.3 Tourists arriving on cruise ships7
5.4 Rooms in establishments providing accommodation
5.5 Room capacity utilization rate
5.6 Average length of stay 10
5.7 Net foreign currency receipts from tourism
StBa/Eurostat
Caribbean ACP countries, 1995 Page
6 Transport and communications
6.1 Length of road network, number of motor vehicles and car density 110
6.2 Shipping fleet 11
6.3 Communications 111
7 Money and credit
7.1 Exchange rates4
7.2e rates for the European Currency Unit (ECU) 11
7.3 Gold and foreign exchange reserves, Special Drawing Rights6
7.4 Cash in circulation and money supply7
8 Public finance
8.1 Central government budget revenue and expenditure 119
9 Employment
9.1 Economically active population and activity rates by age group 123
9.2 Working population by branch of economic activity 12
9.3 Strikes and lockouts 12
10 Wages and salaries
10.1 Minimum earnings for persons in employment by selected occupation 125
11 Prices
11.1 General cost-of-living index8
11.2 Cost-of-living index
12 Balance of payments
12.1 Current account balances 134
12.2 Shares of merchandise exports, exports of travel services in current
receipts and the ratio of foreign direct investment to current receipts 136
12.3 Balance of payments7
13 External trade
13.1 Geographical destination of ACP Caribbean exports, 1992-1993 14
13.2l origin of ACP Caribbean exports, 1992-19935
13.3 ACP Caribbean exports, shares by broad categories 148
13.4 Commodity composition of trade with the EU, average 1992-93, by
commodity group 149
13.5 Share of selected products in exports to the European Union 151
13.6 Trade in services: balances, total, transport and travel3
StBa/Eurostat
Caribbean ACP countries, 1995 Page
14 Foreign direct investment
14.1 Net inflows of foreign direct investment 156
14.2 Foreign direct investment and gross investment 160
15 Official development assistance
15.1 Development assistance flows to the Caribbean region2
15.2 Total resources allocated to the ACPn under successive
European Development Funds 169
15.3 EDF payments by principal instrument 170
15.4 Loans signed by the European Investment Bank
16 Foreign debt
16.1 Long-term debt 176
16.2 Debt-service and present value of debt-service ratios, 1991-93
average, based on World Bank estimates7
16.3 Structure of foreign debt, 1993
17 Economic systems, economic policies and structural adjustment
17.1 Real effective exchange rates 183
LIST OF GRAPHICS
Page
2.1 Caribbean ACP countries: Development of regional gross domestic
product at market prices (in 1987 prices) 37
3.1 Banana production in selected Caribbean ACP countries. 1988-1993 69
3.2 Sugar production in selectedn ACP countries 72
5.1 Total number of foreign visitors and foreign visitors per 1 000 inhabitants
in 1993 9
5.2 Net foreign currency receipts from tourism - total and per capita in 1993 ... 100
7.1 Growth in the M2 money supply. 1994: % change on previous year 1 17
11.1 Cost-of-living index 1993: % change on previous year 132
13.1 Total merchandise exports and imports of the ACP Caribbean countries
by geographical destination and origin, 1992-9193 143
14.1 Net inflows of foreign direct investment to the ACP Caribbean countries,
1987-1993 157
15.1 Total development assistance flows (net) to the ACP Caribbean countries,
1980-1993 166
16.1 Long-term debt and its ratio to GDP of the ACP Caribbean countries,
1993 175
StBa/Eurostat
Caribbean ACP countries, 199