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    Cayman Islands Economy 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview With no direct taxation, the Islands are a thriving offshore financialcenter; 28,000 foreign companies do business with the 600 registered banksand trust companies; banking assets exceed $500 billion. Tourism is also amainstay, accounting for about 70% of GDP and 75% of foreign currency earnings.The tourist industry is aimed at the luxury market and caters mainly to visitorsfrom North America. Total tourist arrivals exceeded one million visitors in1995 and again in 1996. About 90% of the islands' food and consumer goodsmust be imported. The Caymanians enjoy one of the highest outputs per capitaand one of the highest standards of living in the world.

      GDP purchasing power parity - $860 million (1996 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate 4.5% (1996 est.)

      GDP - per capita purchasing power parity - $23,800 (1996 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector
      agriculture : 1.4%
      industry: 3.2%
      services: 95.4% (1994 est.)

      Inflation rate - consumer price index 2.5% (1995 est.)

      Labor force
      total: 8,061
      by occupation: service workers 18.7%, clerical 18.6%, construction 12.5%, finance andinvestment 6.7%, directors and business managers 5.9% (1979)

      Unemployment rate 7% (1992)

      Budget
      revenues: $141.5 million
      expenditures: $160.7 million, including capital expenditures of $NA (1991)

      Industries tourism, banking, insurance and finance, construction, constructionmaterials, furniture

      Industrial production growth rate NA%

      Electricity - capacity 71,000 kW (1994)

      Electricity - production NA kWh

      Electricity - consumption per capita 7,487 kWh (1994 est.)

      Agriculture - products vegetables, fruit; livestock; turtle farming

      Exports
      total value : $10 million (f.o.b., 1993 est.)
      commodities: turtle products, manufactured consumer goods
      partners : mostly US

      Imports
      total value: $329 million (c.i.f., 1995 est.)
      commodities: foodstuffs, manufactured goods
      partners: US, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, Netherlands Antilles, Japan

      Debt - external $15 million (1986)

      Economic aid
      recipient: ODA, $NA

      Currency 1 Caymanian dollar (CI$) = 100 cents

      Exchange rates Caymanian dollars (CI$) per US$1 - 0.83 (3 November 1995), 0.85 (22November 1993)

      Fiscal year 1 April - 31 March

      NOTE: The information regarding Cayman Islands on this page is re-published from the 1997 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Cayman Islands Economy 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Cayman Islands Economy 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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