Imports$437.4 million (2011 est.)
Exports$40.3 million (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)3.3% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate11% (2001 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$18,200 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate-4.1% (2010 est.)
Internet users65,000 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular163,900 (2009)
Population growth rate1.276% (2012 est.)
Population89,018 (July 2012 est.)
The Siboney were the first people to inhabit the islands of Antigua and Barbuda in 2400 B.
, but Arawak Indians populated the islands when COLUMBUS landed on his second voyage in 1493....
Tourism continues to dominate Antigua and Barbuda's economy, accounting for nearly 60% of GDP and 40% of investment.
The dual-island nation's agricultural production is focused on the domestic market and constrained by a limited water supply and a labor shortage stemming from the lure of higher wages in tourism and construction.
Manufacturing comprises enclave-type assembly for export with major products being bedding, handicrafts, and electronic components....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Outlook for 2013-14 The eight members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will continue to enjoy broad political stability in 2013-14. The recovery in economic activity in 2013-14 ...
Antigua ended three years of contraction with modest 1.6% growth in 2012, but the pace of recovery is expected to ease slightly in 2013. The tourism sector is looking weaker than anticipated, with visitors ...
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