Imports$348 million (2011 est.)
Exports$64.4 million (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)2.3% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate15% (2001 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$11,600 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate0.5% (2010 est.)
Internet users76,000 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular131,800 (2009)
Population growth rate-0.313% (2012 est.)
Population103,537 (July 2012 est.)
Resistance by native Caribs prevented colonization on Saint 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....
Success of the economy hinges upon seasonal variations in agriculture, tourism, and construction activity as well as remittance inflows.
Much of the workforce is employed in banana production and tourism, but persistent high unemployment has prompted many to leave the islands.
This lower-middle-income country is vulnerable to natural disasters - tropical storms wiped out substantial portions of crops in 1994, 1995, and 2002....