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Country summary

Capital

Kingstown

Borders

(N/A)

Government type

parliamentary democracy and a Commonwealth realm

Population

104,574 (July 2010 est.)[1]

Population growth

-0.344% (2010 est.)[1]

Life expectancy

73.65 years[1]

Unemployment

15% (2001 est.)[1]

Corruption Perceptions Index

31[2]


Resistance by native Caribs prevented colonization on St. Vincent until 1719. Disputed between France and the United Kingdom for most of the 18th century, the island was ceded to the latter in 1783. Between 1960 and 1962, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a separate administrative unit of the Federation of the West Indies. Autonomy was granted in 1969 and independence in 1979.[1]

Economical characteristicsEdit

  • Currency: East Caribbean dollar (ISO code: XCD)
  • This country does not seem to have a central bank.
  • Central bank discount rate: 6.5% (31 December 2008)[1]
  • Commercial banks lending rate: 9.52% (31 December 2008)[1]
  • Stock of money (M1): $150.8 million (31 December 2008)[1]
  • Quasi money (with M1 makes M2): $302.7 million (31 December 2008)[1]


StatisticsEdit

Statistic / Year 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
GDP (million USD)[3] 332 339 349 370 308 421 445 498 555 598
Govt. debt (% of GDP)[4]
Govt. revenue (% of GDP)[5]
Govt. expenses (% of GDP)[6]
Debt to revenue (years)

ReferencesEdit

Note: statistical data was rounded. Different sources may use different methodologies for their estimates. Debt to revenue is calculated by dividing the two variables from their original ('unrounded') values. It represents how long it would a government take to repay its entire debt if it used its whole revenue for this purpose.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 CIA - The World Facebook. "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines", from The World Facebook. Referenced 2010-09-30.
  2. Transparency International. "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines", Corruption Perceptions Index 2009. A lower ranking is better; but please note that the numbers cannot be compared between countries or years due to different methodology. Referenced 2010-09-30.
  3. World Bank. "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: GDP", from World Bank Data. Referenced 2010-09-30.
  4. World Bank. "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: government debt", from World Bank Data. Referenced 2010-09-30.
  5. World Bank. "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: government revenue", from World Bank Data. Referenced 2010-09-30.
  6. World Bank. "Saint Vincent and the Grenadines: government expenses", from World Bank Data. Referenced 2010-09-30.

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