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    Grenada Economy 1997
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    SOURCE: 1997 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview The agriculturally based economy was hurt in 1996 by the emergence ofthe pink mealy bug which destroyed much of the cocoa harvest. Bananas, a major foreign exchange earner, also suffered due to falling prices, low production,and poor quality. Tourism, the leading foreign exchange earner, continuedto do well, as did manufacturing. Construction boomed in 1996 due to concessionsfor low and middle income mortgages. The government introduced a 5% tax onelectricity and telephones and doubled the general consumption tax, whichcaused a small rise in the inflation rate. The tourist industry faces stiffcompetition over the next few years.

      GDP purchasing power parity - $300 million (1996 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate 3% (1996 est.)

      GDP - per capita purchasing power parity - $3,160 (1996 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector
      agriculture: 10.2%
      industry: 40.3%
      services: 49.5% (1994 est.)

      Inflation rate - consumer price index 2.6% (1996 est.)

      Labor force
      total: 36,000
      by occupation: services 31%, agriculture 24%, construction 8%, manufacturing 5%, other32% (1985)

      Unemployment rate 20% (1 October 1996)

      Budget
      revenues : $75.7 million (1996 est.)
      expenditures: $126.7 million, including capital expenditures of $51 million (1996est.)

      Industries food and beverages, textiles, light assembly operations, tourism, construction

      Industrial production growth rate 1.8% (1992 est.)

      Electricity - capacity 17,300 kW (1995)

      Electricity - production 88 million kWh (1995)

      Electricity - consumption per capita 794 kWh (1995 est.)

      Agriculture - products bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, mace, citrus, avocados, root crops, sugarcane,corn, vegetables

      Exports
      total value: $24 million (f.o.b., 1996 est.)
      commodities: bananas, cocoa, nutmeg, fruit and vegetables, clothing, mace
      partners : Caricom 32.3%, UK 20%, US 13%, Netherlands 8.8% (1991)

      Imports
      total value: $128 million (f.o.b., 1996 est.)
      commodities: food 25%, manufactured goods 22%, machinery 20%, chemicals 10%, fuel6% (1989)
      partners: US 31.2%, Caricom 23.6%, UK 13.8%, Japan 7.1% (1991)

      Debt - external $97 million (1996 est.)

      Economic aid
      recipient: ODA, $NA

      Currency 1 EC dollar (EC$) = 100 cents

      Exchange rates East Caribbean dollars (EC$) per US$1 - 2.70 (fixed rate since 1976)

      Fiscal year calendar year

      NOTE: The information regarding Grenada 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 Grenada Economy 1997 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Grenada Economy 1997 should be addressed to the CIA.

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