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_#_Capital: Kigali


_#_Administrative divisions: 10 prefectures (prefectures,
singular - prefecture in French; plural - NA, singular - prefegitura in
Kinyarwanda); Butare, Byumba, Cyangugu, Gikongoro, Gisenyi, Gitarama,
Kibungo, Kibuye, Rigali, Ruhengeri


_#_Constitution: 17 December 1978


_#_Independence: 1 July 1962 (from UN trusteeship under Belgian
administration)


_#_Legal system: based on German and Belgian civil law systems and
customary law; judicial review of legislative acts in the Supreme Court;
has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction


_#_National holiday: Independence Day, 1 July (1962)


_#_Executive branch: president, Council of Ministers (cabinet)


_#_Legislative branch: unicameral National Development Council
(Conseil National de Developpement)


_#_Judicial branch: Constitutional Court (consists of the Court of
Cassation and the Council of State in joint session)


_#_Leaders:

Chief of State and Head of Government - President Maj. Gen.
Juvenal HABYARIMANA (since 5 July 1973)


_#_Political parties and leaders: only party - National Revolutionary
Movement for Development (MRND), Maj. Gen. Juvenal HABYARIMANA;
note - the MRND is officially a development movement, not a party


_#_Suffrage: universal adult, exact age NA


_#_Elections:

President - last held 19 December 1988 (next to be held December
1993); results - President Maj. Gen. Juvenal HABYARIMANA reelected;

National Development Council - last held 19 December 1988 (next
to be held December 1993);
results - MRND is the only party;
seats - (70 total); MRND 70


_#_Communists: no Communist party


_#_Member of: ACCT, ACP, AfDB, ECA, CCC, CEEAC, CEPGL, FAO, G-77,
GATT, IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, INTELSAT, INTERPOL, IOC,
ITU, LORCS, NAM, OAU, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL,
WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO


_#_Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Aloys UWIMANA; Chancery at
1714 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC 20009; telephone (202)
232-2882;

US - Ambassador Robert A. FLATEN; Embassy at Boulevard
de la Revolution, Kigali (mailing address is B. P. 28, Kigali);
telephone [250] 75601 through 75603 or 72126 through 72128


_#_Flag: three equal vertical bands of red (hoist side), yellow, and
green with a large black letter R centered in the yellow band; uses
the popular pan-African colors of Ethiopia; similar to the flag of
Guinea, which has a plain yellow band


_*_Economy
_#_Overview: Almost 50% of GDP comes from the agricultural sector;
coffee and tea make up 80-90% of total exports. The amount of fertile
land is limited, however, and deforestation and soil erosion have created
problems. The industrial sector in Rwanda is small, contributing only
16% to GDP. Manufacturing focuses mainly on the processing of
agricultural products. The Rwandan economy remains dependent on coffee
exports and foreign aid, with no relief in sight. Weak international
prices since 1986 have caused the economy to contract and per capita
GDP to decline. A structural adjustment program with the World Bank
began in October 1990. An outbreak of insurgency, also in October, has
dampened any prospects for economic improvement.


_#_GDP: $2.2 billion, per capita $300; real growth rate - 2.2% (1989
est.)


_#_Inflation rate (consumer prices): 1% (1989)


_#_Unemployment rate: NA%


_#_Budget: revenues $391 million; expenditures $491 million, including
capital expenditures of $225 million (1989 est.)


_#_Exports: $117 million (f.o.b., 1989 est.);

commodities - coffee 85%, tea, tin, cassiterite, wolframite,
pyrethrum;

partners - FRG, Belgium, Italy, Uganda, UK, France, US


_#_Imports: $293 million (f.o.b., 1989 est.);

commodities - textiles, foodstuffs, machines and equipment, capital
goods, steel, petroleum products, cement and construction material;

partners - US, Belgium, FRG, Kenya, Japan


_#_External debt: $689 million (December 1990 est.)


_#_Industrial production: growth rate 1.2% (1988); accounts for
16% of GDP


_#_Electricity: 26,000 kW capacity; 112 million kWh produced,
15 kWh per capita (1989)


_#_Industries: mining of cassiterite (tin ore) and wolframite
(tungsten ore), tin, cement, agricultural processing, small-scale
beverage production, soap, furniture, shoes, plastic goods, textiles,
cigarettes


_#_Agriculture: accounts for almost 50% of GDP and about 90% of the
labor force; cash crops - coffee, tea, pyrethrum (insecticide made
from chrysanthemums); main food crops - bananas, beans, sorghum,
potatoes; stock raising; self-sufficiency declining; country imports
foodstuffs as farm production fails to keep up with a 3.8% annual growth
in population


_#_Economic aid: US commitments, including Ex-Im (FY70-89), $128
million; Western (non-US) countries, ODA and OOF bilateral commitments
(1970-88), $1.8 billion; OPEC bilateral aid (1979-89), $45 million;
Communist countries (1970-89), $58 million


_#_Currency: Rwandan franc (plural - francs); 1 Rwandan franc (RF) =
100 centimes


_#_Exchange rates: Rwandan francs (RF) per US$1 - 120.00 (December
1990), 82.60 (1990), 79.98 (1989), 76.45 (1988), 79.67 (1987), 87.64
(1986), 101.26 (1985)


_#_Fiscal year: calendar year


_*_Communications
_#_Highways: 4,885 km total; 460 km paved, 1,725 km gravel and/or
improved earth, 2,700 km unimproved


_#_Inland waterways: Lac Kivu navigable by shallow-draft barges and
native craft


_#_Civil air: 1 major transport aircraft


_#_Airports: 8 total, 8 usable; 3 with permanent-surface runways;
none with runways over 3,659 m; 1 with runways 2,440-3,659 m;
2 with runways 1,220-2,439 m


_#_Telecommunications: fair system with low-capacity radio relay
system centered on Kigali; 6,600 telephones; stations - 2 AM, 5 FM, no TV;
earth stations - 1 Indian Ocean INTELSAT and 1 SYMPHONIE


_*_Defense Forces
_#_Branches: Army, Gendarmerie


_#_Manpower availability: males 15-49, 1,651,224; 842,480 fit for
military service; no conscription


_#_Defense expenditures: $37 million, 1.6% of GDP (1988 est.)
_%_
[email protected]_Saint Helena
(dependent territory of the UK)
_*_Geography
_#_Total area: 410 km2; land area: 410 km2; includes Ascension, Gough
Island, Inaccessible Island, Nightingale Island, and Tristan da Cunha


_#_Comparative area: slightly more than 2.3 times the size of
Washington, DC


_#_Land boundaries: none


_#_Coastline: 60 km


_#_Maritime claims:

Exclusive fishing zone: 200 nm;

Territorial sea: 12 nm


_#_Climate: tropical; marine; mild, tempered by trade winds


_#_Terrain: rugged, volcanic; small scattered plateaus and plains


_#_Natural resources: fish; Ascension is a breeding ground for sea
turtles and sooty terns; no minerals


_#_Land use: arable land 7%; permanent crops 0%; meadows and
pastures 7%; forest and woodland 3%; other 83%


_#_Environment: very few perennial streams


_#_Note: located 1,920 km west of Angola, about two-thirds of the
way between South America and Africa; Napoleon Bonaparte's place of
exile and burial; the remains were taken to Paris in 1840


_*_People
_#_Population: 6,695 (July 1991), growth rate 0.6% (1991)


_#_Birth rate: 13 births/1,000 population (1991)


_#_Death rate: 8 deaths/1,000 population (1991)


_#_Net migration rate: NEGl migrants/1,000 population (1991)


_#_Infant mortality rate: 46 deaths/1,000 live births (1991)


_#_Life expectancy at birth: 70 years male, 75 years female (1991)


_#_Total fertility rate: 1.4 children born/woman (1991)


_#_Nationality: noun - Saint Helenian(s); adjective - Saint Helenian


_#_Ethnic divisions: NA


_#_Religion: Anglican majority; also Baptist, Seventh-Day Adventist,
and Roman Catholic


_#_Language: English


_#_Literacy: 98% (male 97%, female 98%) age 15 and over can
read and write (1987)


_#_Labor force: NA


_#_Organized labor: Saint Helena General Workers' Union, 472 members;
crafts 17%, professional and technical 10%, service 10%, management and
clerical 9%, farming and fishing 9%, transport 6%, sales 5%, and other
34%


_*_Government
_#_Long-form name: none


_#_Type: dependent territory of the UK


_#_Capital: Jamestown


_#_Administrative divisions: 2 dependencies and 1 administrative
area*; Ascension*, Saint Helena, Tristan da Cunha


_#_Independence: none (dependent territory of the UK)


_#_Constitution: 1 January 1967


_#_Legal system: NA


_#_National holiday: Celebration of the Birthday of the Queen (second
Saturday in June), 10 June 1989


_#_Executive branch: British monarch, governor, Executive Council
(cabinet)


_#_Legislative branch: unicameral Legislative Council


_#_Judicial branch: Supreme Court


_#_Leaders:

Chief of State - Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952);

Head of Government - Governor and Commander in Chief Robert
F. STIMSON (since 1987)


_#_Political parties and leaders:
Saint Helena Labor Party, G. A. O. THORNTON;
Saint Helena Progressive Party, leader unknown;
note - both political parties inactive since 1976


_#_Suffrage: NA


_#_Elections:

Legislative Council - last held October 1984 (next to be held NA);
results - percent of vote by party NA;
seats - (15 total, 12 elected) number of seats by party NA


_#_Communists: probably none


_#_Member of: ICFTU


_#_Diplomatic representation: none (dependent territory of the UK)


_#_Flag: blue with the flag of the UK in the upper hoist-side
quadrant and the Saint Helenian shield centered on the outer half of the
flag; the shield features a rocky coastline and three-masted sailing ship


_*_Economy
_#_Overview: The economy depends primarily on financial assistance
from the UK. The local population earns some income from fishing, the
rearing of livestock, and sales of handicrafts. Because there are few
jobs, a large proportion of the work force has left to seek employment
overseas.


_#_GDP: $NA, per capita $NA; real growth rate NA%


_#_Inflation rate (consumer prices): - 1.1% (1986)


_#_Unemployment rate: NA%


_#_Budget: revenues $3.2 million; expenditures $2.9 million,
including capital expenditures of NA (1984)


_#_Exports: $23.9 thousand (f.o.b., 1984);

commodities - fish (frozen and salt-dried skipjack, tuna),
handicrafts;

partners - South Africa, UK


_#_Imports: $2.4 million (c.i.f., 1984);

commodities - food, beverages, tobacco, fuel oils, animal feed,
building materials, motor vehicles and parts, machinery and parts;

partners - UK, South Africa


_#_External debt: $NA


_#_Industrial production: growth rate NA%


_#_Electricity: 9,800 kW capacity; 10 million kWh produced,
1,390 kWh per capita (1989)


_#_Industries: crafts (furniture, lacework, fancy woodwork), fish


_#_Agriculture: maize, potatoes, vegetables; timber production being
developed; crawfishing on Tristan da Cunha


_#_Economic aid: Western (non-US) countries, ODA and OOF bilateral
commitments (1970-88), $184 million


_#_Currency: Saint Helenian pound (plural - pounds);
1 Saint Helenian pound (5S) = 100 pence


_#_Exchange rates: Saint Helenian pounds (5S) per US$1 - 0.5171
(January 1991), 0.5603 (1990), 0.6099 (1989), 0.5614 (1988), 0.6102
(1987), 0.6817 (1986), 0.7714 (1985); note - the Saint Helenian pound is
at par with the British pound


_#_Fiscal year: 1 April-31 March


_*_Communications
_#_Highways: 87 km bitumen-sealed roads, 20 km earth roads on
Saint Helena; 80 km bitumen-sealed on Ascension; 2.7 km bitumen-sealed on
Tristan da Cunha


_#_Ports: Jamestown (Saint Helena), Georgetown (Ascension)


_#_Merchant marine: 1 passenger-cargo ship totaling 6,767 GRT/5,600
DWT


_#_Airports: 1 with permanent-surface runway 2,440-3,659 m on
Ascension


_#_Telecommunications: 1,500 radio receivers; stations - 1 AM,
no FM, no TV; 550 telephones in automatic network; HF radio links to
Ascension, then into worldwide submarine cable and satellite networks;
major coaxial cable relay point between South Africa, Portugal, and UK at
Ascension; 2 Atlantic Ocean INTELSAT earth stations


_*_Defense Forces
_#_Note: defense is the responsibility of the UK
_%_
[email protected]_Saint Kitts and Nevis
_*_Geography
_#_Total area: 269 km2; land area: 269 km2


_#_Comparative area: slightly more than 1.5 times the size of
Washington, DC


_#_Land boundaries: none


_#_Coastline: 135 km


_#_Maritime claims:

Contiguous zone: 24 nm;

Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm;

Territorial sea: 12 nm


_#_Climate: subtropical tempered by constant sea breezes; little
seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)


_#_Terrain: volcanic with mountainous interiors


_#_Natural resources: negligible


_#_Land use: arable land 22%; permanent crops 17%; meadows and
pastures 3%; forest and woodland 17%; other 41%


_#_Environment: subject to hurricanes (July to October)


_#_Note: located 320 km east-southeast of Puerto Rico


_*_People
_#_Population: 40,293 (July 1991), growth rate 0.4% (1991)


_#_Birth rate: 24 births/1,000 population (1991)


_#_Death rate: 10 deaths/1,000 population (1991)


_#_Net migration rate: - 10 migrants/1,000 population (1991)


_#_Infant mortality rate: 39 deaths/1,000 live births (1991)


_#_Life expectancy at birth: 64 years male, 71 years female (1991)


_#_Total fertility rate: 2.6 children born/woman (1991)


_#_Ethnic divisions: mainly of black African descent


_#_Nationality: noun - Kittsian(s), Nevisian(s); adjective - Kittsian,
Nevisian


_#_Religion: Anglican, other Protestant sects, Roman Catholic


_#_Language: English


_#_Literacy: 98% (male 98%, female 98%) age 15 and over having ever
attended school (1970)


_#_Labor force: 20,000 (1981)


_#_Organized labor: 6,700


_*_Government
_#_Long-form name: Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis


_#_Type: constitutional monarchy


_#_Capital: Basseterre


_#_Administrative divisions: 14 parishs; Christ Church Nichola Town,
Saint Anne Sandy Point, Saint George Basseterre, Saint George Gingerland,
Saint James Windward, Saint John Capisterre, Saint John Figtree, Saint
Mary Cayon, Saint Paul Capisterre, Saint Paul Charlestown, Saint Peter
Basseterre, Saint Thomas Lowland, Saint Thomas Middle Island, Trinity
Palmetto Point


_#_Independence: 19 September 1983 (from UK)


_#_Constitution: 19 September 1983


_#_Legal system: based on English common law


_#_National holiday: Independence Day, 19 September (1983)


_#_Executive branch: British monarch, governor general, prime
minister, deputy prime minister, Cabinet


_#_Legislative branch: unicameral National Assembly


_#_Judicial branch: Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court


_#_Leaders:

Chief of State - Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952),
represented by Governor General Sir Clement Athelston ARRINDELL (since
19 September 1983, previously Governor General of the Associated State
since NA November 1981);

Head of Government - Prime Minister Dr. Kennedy Alphonse SIMMONDS
(since 19 September 1983, previously Premier of the Associated State
since NA February 1980); Deputy Prime Minister Michael Oliver POWELL
(since NA)


_#_Political parties and leaders:
People's Action Movement (PAM), Kennedy SIMMONDS;
Saint Kitts and Nevis Labor Party (SKNLP), Lee MOORE;
Nevis Reformation Party (NRP), Simeon DANIEL;
Concerned Citizens Movement (CCM), Vance AMORY


_#_Suffrage: universal adult at age NA


_#_Elections:

House of Assembly - last held 21 March 1989
(next to be held by 21 March 1994);
seats - (14 total, 11 elected) PAM 6, SKNLP 2, NRP 2, CCM 1


_#_Communists: none known


_#_Member of: ACP, C, CARICOM, CDB, ECLAC, FAO, IBRD, ICFTU, IDA,
IFAD, IMF, INTERPOL, OAS, OECS, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO


_#_Diplomatic representation: Minister-Counselor (Deputy Chief of
Mission), Charge d'Affaires ad interim Erstein M. EDWARDS;
Chancery at Suite 540, 2501 M Street NW, Washington DC 20037;
telephone (202) 833-3550;

US - none


_#_Flag: divided diagonally from the lower hoist side by a broad black
band bearing two white five-pointed stars; the black band is edged in
yellow; the upper triangle is green, the lower triangle is red


_*_Economy
_#_Overview: The economy has historically depended on the growing and
processing of sugarcane and on remittances from overseas workers. In
recent years, tourism and export-oriented manufacturing have assumed
larger roles.


_#_GDP: $97.5 million, per capita $2,400; real growth rate 4.6%
(1988)


_#_Inflation rate (consumer prices): 5% (1989)


_#_Unemployment rate: 15% (1989)


_#_Budget: revenues $38.1 million; expenditures $68.1 million,
including capital expenditures of $31.5 million (1991)


_#_Exports: $32.8 million (f.o.b., 1989);

commodities - sugar, clothing, electronics, postage stamps;

partners - US 53%, UK 22%, Trinidad and Tobago 5%, OECS 5% (1988)


_#_Imports: $89.6 million (f.o.b., 1989);

commodities - foodstuffs, intermediate manufactures, machinery,
fuels;

partners - US 36%, UK 17%, Trinidad and Tobago 6%, Canada 3%,
Japan 3%, OECS 4% (1988)


_#_External debt: $26.4 million (1988)


_#_Industrial production: growth rate 11.8% (1988 est.); accounts
for 17% of GDP


_#_Electricity: 15,800 kW capacity; 45 million kWh produced,
1,120 kWh per capita (1990)


_#_Industries: sugar processing, tourism, cotton, salt, copra,
clothing, footwear, beverages


_#_Agriculture: accounts for 10% of GDP; cash crop - sugarcane;
subsistence crops - rice, yams, vegetables, bananas; fishing potential not
fully exploited; most food imported


_#_Economic aid: US commitments, including Ex-Im (FY85-88), $10.7
million; Western (non-US) countries, ODA and OOF bilateral commitments
(1970-88), $57 million


_#_Currency: East Caribbean dollar (plural - dollars);
1 EC dollar (EC$) = 100 cents


_#_Exchange rates: East Caribbean dollars (EC$) per US$1 - 2.70 (fixed
rate since 1976)


_#_Fiscal year: calendar year


_*_Communications
_#_Railroads: 58 km 0.760-meter narrow gauge on Saint Kitts for
sugarcane


_#_Highways: 300 km total; 125 km paved, 125 km otherwise improved,
50 km unimproved earth


_#_Ports: Basseterre (Saint Kitts), Charlestown (Nevis)


_#_Civil air: no major transport aircraft


_#_Airports: 2 total, 2 usable; 2 with permanent-surface runways;
none with runways over 3,659 m; 1 with runways 2,440-3,659 m;
none with runways 1,220-2,439 m


_#_Telecommunications: good interisland VHF/UHF/SHF radio connections
and international link via Antigua and Barbuda and Saint Martin;
2,400 telephones; stations - 2 AM, no FM, 4 TV


_*_Defense Forces
_#_Branches: Royal Saint Kitts and Nevis Police Force, Coast Guard


_#_Manpower availability: males 15-49, 38,090; NA fit for military
service


_#_Defense expenditures: $NA, NA% of GDP
_%_
[email protected]_Saint Lucia
_*_Geography
_#_Total area: 620 km2; land area: 610 km2


_#_Comparative area: slightly less than 3.5 times the size of
Washington, DC


_#_Land boundaries: none


_#_Coastline: 158 km


_#_Maritime claims:

Contiguous zone: 24 nm;

Exclusive economic zone: 200 nm;

Territorial sea: 12 nm


_#_Climate: tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds;
dry season from January to April, rainy season from May to August


_#_Terrain: volcanic and mountainous with some broad, fertile valleys


_#_Natural resources: forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice),
mineral springs, geothermal potential


_#_Land use: arable land 8%; permanent crops 20%; meadows and
pastures 5%; forest and woodland 13%; other 54%; includes irrigated 2%


_#_Environment: subject to hurricanes and volcanic activity;
deforestation; soil erosion


_#_Note: located 700 km southeast of Puerto Rico


_*_People
_#_Population: 153,075 (July 1991), growth rate 2.2% (1991)


_#_Birth rate: 31 births/1,000 population (1991)


_#_Death rate: 5 deaths/1,000 population (1991)


_#_Net migration rate: - 4 migrants/1,000 population (1991)


_#_Infant mortality rate: 18 deaths/1,000 live births (1991)


_#_Life expectancy at birth: 69 years male, 74 years female (1991)


_#_Total fertility rate: 3.5 children born/woman (1991)


_#_Nationality: noun - Saint Lucian(s); adjective - Saint Lucian


_#_Ethnic divisions: African descent 90.3%, mixed 5.5%, East Indian
3.2%, Caucasian 0.8%


_#_Religion: Roman Catholic 90%, Protestant 7%, Anglican 3%


_#_Language: English (official), French patois


_#_Literacy: 67% (male 65%, female 69%) age 15 and over having ever
attended school (1980)


_#_Labor force: 43,800; agriculture 43.4%, services 38.9%, industry
and commerce 17.7% (1983 est.)


_#_Organized labor: 20% of labor force


_*_Government
_#_Long-form name: none


_#_Type: parliamentary democracy


_#_Capital: Castries


_#_Administrative divisions: 11 quarters; Anse-la-Raye, Castries,
Choiseul, Dauphin, Dennery, Gros-Islet, Laborie, Micoud, Praslin,
Soufriere, Vieux-Fort


_#_Independence: 22 February 1979 (from UK)


_#_Constitution: 22 February 1979


_#_Legal system: based on English common law


_#_National holiday: Independence Day, 22 February (1979)


_#_Executive branch: British monarch, governor general, prime
minister, Cabinet


_#_Legislative branch: bicameral Parliament consists of an upper
house or Senate and a lower house or House of Assembly


_#_Judicial branch: Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court


_#_Leaders:

Chief of State - Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952),
represented by Acting Governor General Sir Stanislaus Anthony JAMES
(since 10 October 1988);

Head of Government - Prime Minister John George Melvin COMPTON
(since 3 May 1982)


_#_Political parties and leaders:
United Workers' Party (UWP), John COMPTON;
Saint Lucia Labor Party (SLP), Julian HUNTE;
Progressive Labor Party (PLP), George ODLUM


_#_Suffrage: universal at age 18


_#_Elections:

House of Assembly - last held 6 April 1987 (next to be held by
April 1992);
results - percent of vote by party NA;
seats - (17 total) UWP 10, SLP 7


_#_Communists: negligible


_#_Member of: ACCT (associate), ACP, C, CARICOM, CDB, ECLAC, FAO,
G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, IDA, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, IMO, INTERPOL,
LORCS, NAM, OAS, OECS, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCL, WHO,
WMO


_#_Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Dr. Joseph Edsel EDMUNDS;
Chancery at Suite 309, 2100 M Street NW, Washington DC 30037;
telephone (202) 463-7378 or 7379; there is a Saint Lucian Consulate
General in New York;

US - none


_#_Flag: blue with a gold isosceles triangle below a black arrowhead;
the upper edges of the arrowhead have a white border


_*_Economy
_#_Overview: Since 1983 the economy has shown an impressive average
annual growth rate of almost 5% because of strong agricultural and
tourist sectors. Saint Lucia also possesses an expanding
industrial base supported by foreign investment in manufacturing and
other activities, such as in data processing. The economy, however,
remains vulnerable because the important agricultural sector is dominated
by banana production. Saint Lucia is subject to periodic droughts and/or
tropical storms, and its protected market agreement with the UK for
bananas may end in 1992.


_#_GDP: $273 million, per capita $1,830; real growth rate 4.0% (1989)


_#_Inflation rate (consumer prices): 4.4% (1989)


_#_Unemployment rate: 16.0% (1988)


_#_Budget: revenues $131 million; expenditures $149 million,
including capital expenditures of $71 million (FY90 est.)


_#_Exports: $111.9 million (f.o.b., 1989);

commodities - bananas 54%, clothing 17%, cocoa, vegetables, fruits,
coconut oil;

partners - UK 51%, CARICOM 20%, US 19%, other 10%


_#_Imports: $265.9 million (c.i.f., 1989);

commodities - manufactured goods 23%, machinery and transportation
equipment 27%, food and live animals 18%, chemicals 10%, fuels 6%;

partners - US 35%, CARICOM 16%, UK 15%, Japan 7%, Canada 4%,
other 23%


_#_External debt: $54.5 million (1989)


_#_Industrial production: growth rate 3.5% (1990 est.); accounts for
7% of GDP


_#_Electricity: 32,500 kW capacity; 112 million kWh produced,
730 kWh per capita (1990)


_#_Industries: clothing, assembly of electronic components, beverages,
corrugated boxes, tourism, lime processing, coconut processing


_#_Agriculture: accounts for 16% of GDP and 43% of labor force;
crops - bananas, coconuts, vegetables, citrus fruit, root crops, cocoa;
imports food for the tourist industry


_#_Economic aid: Western (non-US) countries, ODA and OOF bilateral
commitments (1970-88), $118 million



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