Imports$8.911 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$14.63 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)5.1% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate6.4% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$20,300 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate2.1% (2010 est.)
Internet users593,000 (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular1.894 million (2009)
Population growth rate-0.086% (2012 est.)
Population1,226,383 (July 2012 est.)
First colonized by the Spanish, the islands came under British control in the early 19th century.
The islands' sugar industry was hurt by the emancipation of the slaves in 1834.
Manpower was replaced with the importation of contract laborers from India between 1845 and 1917, which boosted sugar production as well as the cocoa industry....
Trinidad and Tobago has earned a reputation as an excellent investment site for international businesses and has one of the highest growth rates and per capita incomes in Latin America.
Economic growth between 2000 and 2007 averaged slightly over 8%, significantly above the regional average of about 3.
7% for that same period; however, GDP has slowed down since then and contracted about 3....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
Only five countries in the region (Costa Rica, Colombia, the Dominican Republic, Chile and Mexico) will boost their business environment rankings in 2013-17; the ranking for Brazil remains unchanged, ...
Introduction This PEST country analysis report on Trinidad and Tobago provides a holistic view of the country, with insightful analysis of current and future issues, supplemented with relevant quantitative ...
Recent data suggest that the energy sector is starting to stabilise in 2013 after a couple of years of weakness. Oil output rebounded to just over 81,300 b/d in January-May, roughly equal to the average ...
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