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....
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 ...
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Outlook for 2014-15 The eight members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) will continue to enjoy broad political stability in 2014-15. A recovery in economic activity will gather strength ...
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