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Saint Barthelemy

Saint Barthelemy Economy Stats

Overview:

The economy of Saint Barthelemy is based upon high-end tourism and duty-free luxury commerce, serving visitors primarily from North America. The luxury hotels and villas host 70,000 visitors each year with another 130,000 arriving by boat. The relative isolation and high cost of living inhibits mass tourism. The construction and public sectors also enjoy significant investment in support of tourism. With limited fresh water resources, all food must be imported, as must all energy resources and most manufactured goods. Employment is strong and attracts labor from Brazil and Portugal.

Definitions

  • Currency: The national medium of exchange and its basic sub-unit.
STAT AMOUNT DATE RANK
Currency euro ; note - US dollar widely used 2008

SOURCES: All CIA World Factbooks 18 December 2003 to 18 December 2008

Citation

"Saint Barthelemy Economy Stats", NationMaster. Retrieved from http://www.nationmaster.com/country-info/profiles/Saint-Barthelemy/Economy

Saint Barthelemy Economy Profiles (Subcategories)

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