Imports$3.352 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$721.3 million (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)8.5% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate40.6% (2010 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$1,300 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate-8% (2010 est.)
Internet users1 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular4 million (2009)
Population growth rate0.888%
Population9,801,664 (July 2012 est.)
The native Taino Amerindians - who inhabited the island of Hispaniola when it was discovered by Christopher COLUMBUS in 1492 - were virtually annihilated by Spanish settlers within 25 years.
In the early 17th century, the French established a presence on Hispaniola.
In 1697, Spain ceded to the French the western third of the island, which later became Haiti....
Haiti's economy suffered a severe setback when a 7.
1 magnitude earthquake damaged its capital city, Port-au-Prince, in January 2010.
Already the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living under the poverty line and 54% in abject poverty, the damage to Port-au-Prince caused the country's GDP to contract an estimated 8% in 2010....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Outlook for 2015-16 The dissolution of parliament in January will worsen tensions between the president, Michel Martelly, and the opposition, and will further complicate efforts to hold legislative and ...
World Market Intelligence Ltd
Synopsis The "Carnival – Ile de la Tortue Cruise Port Development – Haiti - Construction Project Profile" contains information on the scope of the project including project overview and location. The ...
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