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Jersey Economy 2015

SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES











Jersey Economy 2015
SOURCE: 2015 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK AND OTHER SOURCES


Page last updated on June 18, 2014

Economy - overview:
Jersey's economy is based on international financial services, agriculture, and tourism. In 2010 the financial services sector accounted for about 50% of the island's output. Potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes, and especially flowers are important export crops, shipped mostly to the UK. The Jersey breed of dairy cattle is known worldwide and represents an important export income earner. Milk products go to the UK and other EU countries. Tourism accounts for one-quarter of GDP. In recent years, the government has encouraged light industry to locate in Jersey with the result that an electronics industry has developed, displacing more traditional industries. All raw material and energy requirements are imported as well as a large share of Jersey's food needs. Light taxes and death duties make the island a popular tax haven. In January 2013, Jersey signed a tax agreement with Guernsey and the Isle of Man, in order to enable the islands' authorities to end tax avoidance and evasion. Living standards come close to those of the UK.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$5.1 billion (2005 est.)
country comparison to the world: 171
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GDP (official exchange rate):
$5.1 billion (2005 est.)
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GDP - real growth rate:
NA%
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GDP - per capita:
$57,000 (2005 est.)
country comparison to the world: 8
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GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture: 2%
industry: 2%
services: 96% (2010)

Agriculture - products:
potatoes, cauliflower, tomatoes; beef, dairy products

Industries:
tourism, banking and finance, dairy, electronics

Industrial production growth rate:
NA%
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Labor force:
53,380 (June 2012)
country comparison to the world: 189
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Unemployment rate:
1.7% (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 8

2.2% (2006 est.)
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Population below poverty line:
NA%
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Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: NA%
highest 10%: NA%

Budget:
revenues: $829 million
expenditures: $851 million (2005)

Taxes and other revenues:
16.3% of GDP (2005)
country comparison to the world: 187
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Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
-0.4% of GDP (2005)
country comparison to the world: 53
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Fiscal year:
1 April - 31 March

Inflation rate (consumer prices):
3.7% (2006)
country comparison to the world: 126
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Market value of publicly traded shares:
$NA
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Exports:
$NA
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Exports - commodities:
light industrial and electrical goods, dairy cattle, foodstuffs, textiles, flowers

Imports:
$NA
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Imports - commodities:
machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, foodstuffs, mineral fuels, chemicals

Debt - external:
$NA
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Exchange rates:
Jersey pounds (JEP) per US dollar

0.6307 (2014)
0.6391 (2013)
0.6472 (2010)
0.6175 (2009)
0.5302 (2008)


NOTE: 1) The information regarding Jersey on this page is re-published from the 2015 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Jersey Economy 2015 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Jersey Economy 2015 should be addressed to the CIA.
2) The rank that you see is the CIA reported rank, which may habe the following issues:
  a) They assign increasing rank number, alphabetically for countries with the same value of the ranked item, whereas we assign them the same rank.
  b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order






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