ABC logo

. Index

. Flag

. Geography

. People

. Government

. Economy

. Transportation

. Commun'tions

. Defense

.
Feedback

===========

Ad

Netherlands Antilles


    • Overview:
      Tourism and offshore finance are the mainstays of the economy. The islands enjoy a high per capita income and a well-developed infrastructure as compared with other countries in the region. Almost all consumer and capital goods are imported, with Venezuela and the US being the major suppliers. Poor soils and inadequate water supplies hamper the development of agriculture.

    • National product:
      GDP - purchasing power parity - $1.85 billion (1993 est.)

    • National product real growth rate:
      1.8% (1994 est.)

    • National product per capita:
      $10,000 (1993 est.)

    • Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      1.5% (1994 est.)

    • Unemployment rate:
      13.4% (1993 est.)

    • Budget:

        revenues:
        $209 million

        expenditures:
        $232 million, including capital expenditures of $8 million (1992 est.)

    • Exports:
      $240 million (f.o.b., 1993)

        commodities:
        petroleum products 98%

        partners:
        US 39%, Brazil 9%, Colombia 6%

    • Imports:
      $1.2 billion (f.o.b., 1993)

        commodities:
        crude petroleum 64%, food, manufactures

        partners:
        Venezuela 26%, US 18%, Colombia 6%, Netherlands 6%, Japan 5%

    • External debt:
      $672 million (December 1991)

    • Industrial production:
      growth rate NA%

    • Electricity:

        capacity:
        200,000 kW

        production:
        810 million kWh

        consumption per capita:
        4,054 kWh (1993)

    • Industries:
      tourism (Curacao and Sint Maarten), petroleum refining (Curacao), petroleum transshipment facilities (Curacao and Bonaire), light manufacturing (Curacao)

    • Agriculture:
      chief products - aloes, sorghum, peanuts, vegetables, tropical fruit

    • Illicit drugs:
      money-laundering center; transshipment point for South American cocaine and marijuana bound for the US and Europe

    • Economic aid:

        recipient:
        Western (non-US) countries, ODA and OOF bilateral commitments (1970-89), $513 million

    • Currency:
      1 Netherlands Antillean guilder, gulden, or florin (NAf.) = 100 cents

    • Exchange rates:
      Netherlands Antillean guilders, gulden, or florins (NAf.) per US$1 - 1.79 (fixed rate since 1989; 1.80 fixed rate 1971-88)

    • Fiscal year:
      calendar year


Thank you for making this an award winning site

Please put this page in your BOOKMARKS - - - - -



Immigration Lawyers on the Internet

ITA Home Page
The IMMIGRATION Superhighway Feedback

ITA WWWDesign
Flags of all Countries
Yahoo search

Revised 13-August-1997


HTML Colors; Greece Geography Economy, people, communications, transportation, flags, maps