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    Palau Econom�a 2000

      Econom�a - descripci�n: The economy consists primarily of subsistence agriculture and fishing. The government is the major employer of the work force, relying heavily on financial assistance from the US. The population enjoys a per capita income of more than twice that of the Philippines and much of Micronesia. Long-run prospects for the tourist sector have been greatly bolstered by the expansion of air travel in the Pacific and the rising prosperity of leading East Asian countries.

      Producto Bruto Interno (PBI): purchasing power parity - $160 million (1997 est.)
      note: GDP numbers reflect US spending

      PBI - Indice de Incremento real: 10% (1997 est.)

      PBI - por capital: purchasing power parity - $8,800 (1997 est.)

      PBI - Composici�n por Sector:
      agriculture: NA%
      industry: NA%
      services: NA%

      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): NA%

      Fuerza Laboral: NA

      Fuerza Laboral - por ocupaci�n: agriculture NA%, industry NA%, services NA%

      Indice de desempleo: 7%

      revenues: $52.9 million
      expenditures: $59.9 million, including capital expenditures of $NA (1997 est.)

      Industrias: tourism, craft items (from shell, wood, pearls), construction, garment making

      Industrial production growth rate: NA%

      Electricidad - Producci�n: 200 million kWh (1996)

      Electricidad - producci�n por fuente:
      fossil fuel: 85%
      hydro: 15%
      nuclear: 0%
      other: 0% (1996)

      Electricidad - consumci�n: 200 million kWh (1996)

      Electricidad - exportaciones: 0 kWh (1996)

      Electricidad - importaciones: 0 kWh (1996)

      Agricultura - productos: coconuts, copra, cassava (tapioca), sweet potatoes

      Exportaciones: $14.3 million (f.o.b., 1996)

      Exporationes - comodidades: trochus (type of shellfish), tuna, copra, handicrafts

      Exportaciones - socios: US, Japan

      Importaciones: $72.4 million (f.o.b., 1996)

      Importaciones - comodidades: machinery and equipment, fuels

      Importaciones - socios: US

      Deuda - externa: about $100 million (1989)

      Ayuda economica - recipiente: $155.8 million (1995); note - the Compact of Free Association with the US, entered into after the end of the UN trusteeship on 1 October 1994, will provide Palau with up to $700 million in US aid over 15 years in return for furnishing military facilities

      Moneda: 1 United States dollar (US$) = 100 cents

      Indice de intercambio: US currency is used

      A�o Fiscal: 1 October - 30 September

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