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    Las Islas Caim�n Econom�a 2000

      Econom�a - descripci�n: With no direct taxation, the islands are a thriving offshore financial center. More than 40,000 companies were registered in the Cayman Islands as of 1997, including almost 600 banks and trust companies; banking assets exceed $500 billion. A stock exchange was opened in 1997. Tourism is also a mainstay, 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 visitors from North America. Total tourist arrivals exceeded 1.2 million visitors in 1997. About 90% of the islands' food and consumer goods must be imported. The Caymanians enjoy one of the highest outputs per capita and one of the highest standards of living in the world.

      Producto Bruto Interno (PBI): purchasing power parity - $930 million (1997 est.)

      PBI - Indice de Incremento real: 5% (1997 est.)

      PBI - por capital: purchasing power parity - $24,500 (1997 est.)

      PBI - Composici�n por Sector:
      agriculture: 1.4%
      industry: 3.2%
      services: 95.4% (1994 est.)

      Poblaci�n bajo linea de pobertad: NA%

      Ingreso en casa o porcentage de consumci�n:
      lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%

      Indice de Inflaci�n (precios del consumidor): 3% (1998)

      Fuerza Laboral: 19,820 (1995)

      Fuerza Laboral - por ocupaci�n: agriculture 1.4%, industry 12.6%, services 86% (1995)

      Indice de desempleo: 5.1% (1996)

      Presupuesto:
      revenues: $265.2 million
      expenditures: $248.9 million, including capital expenditures of $NA (1997)

      Industrias: tourism, banking, insurance and finance, construction, construction materials, furniture

      Industrial production growth rate: NA%

      Electricidad - Producci�n: 290 million kWh (1998)

      Electricidad - producci�n por fuente:
      fossil fuel: 100%
      hydro: 0%
      nuclear: 0%
      other: 0% (1998)

      Electricidad - consumci�n: 270 million kWh (1998)

      Electricidad - exportaciones: 0 kWh (1998)

      Electricidad - importaciones: 0 kWh (1998)

      Agricultura - productos: vegetables, fruit; livestock, turtle farming

      Exportaciones: $2.17 million (1997)

      Exporationes - comodidades: turtle products, manufactured consumer goods

      Exportaciones - socios: mostly US

      Importaciones: $432 million (1997)

      Importaciones - comodidades: foodstuffs, manufactured goods

      Importaciones - socios: US, Trinidad and Tobago, UK, Netherlands Antilles, Japan

      Deuda - externa: $70 million (1996)

      Ayuda economica - recipiente: $NA

      Moneda: 1 Caymanian dollar (CI$) = 100 cents

      Indice de intercambio: Caymanian dollars (CI$) per US$1 - 0.83 (3 November 1995), 0.85 (22 November 1993)

      A�o Fiscal: 1 April - 31 March

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