SELECTED INDICATORS OF CARICOM MEMBER STATES
                   
COUNTRY COMPUL-SORY                 AGE OF EDUCATION ADULT LITERACY RATE INFANT MORTALITY RATE LIFE EXPECTANCY AT BIRTH
Rate Year Rate Year Male Female All Year
                   
               
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 5-16yrs 85.8j 1991 15.4 2001 72.7 78.1 … 2001
THE BAHAMAS 5-16yrs … … 14.8 2000 70.4 77.3 … 2000e
BARBADOS 5-16yrs 97 2000 14.4 2002 72.4 77.8   1990
BELIZE 5-14yrs 75.1 1996 16.9 2001p 66.7 73.5 69.9 2000
DOMINICA 5-15yrs 76.4 1991 12.5 2000 71.9 75 73.1 2002
GRENADA 5-12yrs 94.4i 1991 14.3 2000 63.7 67 65.3 2000
GUYANA 3.9-16yrs 96.5k 1991 54 2002 63.1 69.9 … 1991
HAITI … … … … 1995-1999 … … … …
JAMAICA 6-12yrs 79.9 1999 19 2001 70.9 75.6 73.3 2001p
MONTSERRAT 5-16yrs 94.2i 1996 0 2002 75.7 77.5 76.4 2000
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS 5-16yrs 97.8i 1991 12.5 2001 67.6 71.7 … 2000
SAINT LUCIA 5-16yrs 90.2i 1991 13.4 2000 72.5 75.5 … 2001p
ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 5-15yrs 83.1 2001 18.9 2001 68.7 70.6 69.6 2001
SURINAME 6-15yrs     29 2000 63.1 70.8 … 1980
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 5-18yrs 87.4L 1995 17.6 2001p 70.4 75.2 72.8 2000-2005
                   
SELECTED INDICATORS OF CARICOM MEMBER STATES (Continued)
               
COUNTRY RATE OF GROWTH OF GDP EXTERNAL PUBLIC DEBT INFLATION RATE
(%) Year (EC$Mn) (US$Mn) Year Rate Year
               
             
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 2.1 2002      1,254         465 2002 1.07 2002
THE BAHAMAS 6.1 1995          932         345 2001 2 2001
BARBADOS -2.3 2001p      1,858         688 2001p 3 2001
BELIZE 4.6 2001      1,276         473 2001 0.6 2000
DOMINICA -4.7 2002         535         198 2002 0.2 2002
GRENADA -1.1 2002         873         323 2002 1.5 2002
GUYANA 1.1 2002      3,343      1,238 2002 7.1 2002
HAITI 3 1999       3,159      1,170 2000p 14.2 2000
JAMAICA 1.7 2001  11194.2d      4,146 2001 7.3 2002
MONTSERRAT -2.8 2002           16              6 2002 3.5 2002
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS 0.8 2002         694         257 2002 2.1 2002
SAINT LUCIA 0.1 2002         690         255 2002 -0.2 2002
ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 1.4 2002         456         169 2002 0.8 2002
SURINAME 22.6 2001          647         240 2000 4.9 2001
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 6.9 2000      4,422      1,638 2001 4.1 2002
               
SELECTED INDICATORS OF CARICOM MEMBER STATES (Continued)
               
COUNTRY EMPLOYED LABOUR FORCE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE MID-YEAR  POPULATION ESTIMATES
Emp.Agri / Total Emp. Emp.Ind. / Total Emp. Emp.Serv. / Total Emp. Year Rate Year Number Year
% % %
                 
             
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 4 5.6 90.4 1991 6 1991         76,485 2002
THE BAHAMAS 3.8 5.4 90.8 1997 6.9 2001       312,000 2002
BARBADOS 4.2 7.1 88.7 2001r 9.9 2001r       269,916 2001
BELIZE 20.2 9.6 70.2 2001 12.8 1999***       257,310 2001
DOMINICA 23.8 8.7 67.5 1997 15.7 1999         71,079 2002
GRENADA 13.8 7.6 78.6 1998 15.2 1998       102,638 2002
GUYANA 23.1 18.8 58.1 1998 9.1 2001       774,800 2002
HAITI ... ... ... ... ...    8,357,000 2000
JAMAICA 21 8 71.1 2000** 15 2001**    2,618,600 2002m
MONTSERRAT 6.6 5.6 87.8 1991 8.3 1994            4,501 2002
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS 14.7 7.9 77.4 1994 4.5 1995         46,710 2002
SAINT LUCIA 20.8 9.8 69.4 2000* 16.4 2000       159,133 2002
ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 24.9 8.7 66.4 1991 19.8 1991       109,164 2002
SURINAME 13 11.7 75.4 2001 10.6 1998       441,356 2001p
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 7.8 13.5 78.7 2001 10.8 2001 1276000 2002
                 
SELECTED INDICATORS OF CARICOM MEMBER STATES (Continued)
                 
COUNTRY AREA AREA POPULATION   GDP AT CURRENT   GDP PER CAPITA AT
  (Sqmiles) (Km²) DENSITY   MARKET PRICES   CURRENT MARKET PRICES
      (Persons Year (EC$Mn) Year (EC$) Year
/Km²)      
                 
               
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 171          442 173 2002      1,947 2002         25,450 2002
THE BAHAMAS 5382     13,939 22 2002      8,287 1995         29,718 1995
BARBADOS 166          431 626 2001      6,882 2001         25,497 2001
BELIZE 8867     22,966 11 2001      2,173 2001            8,447 2001
DOMINICA 290          750 95 2002         685 2002            9,640 2002
GRENADA 133          345 298 2002      1,084 2002         10,560 2002
GUYANA 83000  214,970 4 2002      1,961 2002            2,531 2002
HAITI 10714     27,750 301 2000   12,797 2000            1,531 2000
JAMAICA 4244     10,991 238 2002   20,972 2001            8,037 2001
MONTSERRAT 40          103 44 2002         103 2002         22,808 2002
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS 104          269 174 2002         953 2002         20,397 2002
SAINT LUCIA 238          616 258 2002      1,848 2002         11,612 2002
SI VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 150          389 281 2002         975 2002            8,931 2002
SURINAME 63251  163,820 3 2001      1,960 2001            4,442 2001
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 1980       5,128 249 2002   25,300 2002         19,832 2002
                 
SELECTED INDICATORS OF CARICOM MEMBER STATES (Continued)
                 
COUNTRY TOTAL EXPORTS TOTAL IMPORTS INTRA-REGIONAL INTRA-REGIONAL
      EXPORTS  IMPORTS
  (EC$Mn) Year (EC$Mn) Year (EC$Mn) Year (EC$Mn) Year
               
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA 105.3 2002h 1077.7 2002h 7.6 2001f 92.3 2001f
THE BAHAMAS 375.9 2001 1928.7 2001 1.3 2001 16.8 2001
BARBADOS 581.8 2002 2691.3 2002 268.7 2002 426.8 2002
BELIZE 468.4 2001 1144.4 2001 30.2 2001 58.1 2001
DOMINICA 113.1 2002 312.3 2002 63.2 2002 95.3 2002
GRENADA 103.3 2002 536.8 2002 31.1 2002 144 2002
GUYANA 1298.3 p 2002 1641.7 P 2002 206.2 P 2002 304.9 P 2002
HAITI 874.5 2000 2834.5 2000 NA   NA  
JAMAICA 3302.5 2001 9187 2001 136.6 2001 1169.2 2001
MONTSERRAT 1.9 2002 52.3 2002 1.3 2002 9.3 2002
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS 73 2002 544.6 2002 1.8 2002 80.8 2002
SAINT LUCIA 171.1 2002 849.9 2002 43.1 2002 210.5 2002
SI VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 106.1 2002 480.2 2002 54 2002 135.3 2002
SURINAME 1077.9 2001 1232.5 2001 78.4 2001f 222.5 2001f
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 8782.9 2002 8.62.0 2002 1816.2 2002 204 2002
                 
a.   Data refer to a year or period other than that specified, differ from the standard definition or refer to only part of the country
b.   UNICEF: The State of the World's Children 2000
c.   UNICEF: The State of the World's Children 1997
d.   Data refers to Medium and Long term Public and Publicly guaranteed External Debt.
e    means estimate
g     Figure relates to Functional Literary rate defined as individuals who are capable of engaging
in at least one activity requiring an ability to read with understanding and write in such a manner to express an idea or thought.
h     Adult Literacy rate for Guyana was calculated by simply asking the question if one could read and write.
i      Adult Literacy rate refers to estimates based on completion of at least 7 years of primary schooling of the adult population aged 15 years of more.
j      Adult Literacy rate includes those from primary to the tertiary level, excluding those with no education at all and those attending nusery.
*   Based on an average of the Half yearly Labour force figures
**   Based on an average of  Labour force figures April and October
*** Figure relates to the Labour force Survey done in April
r     means revised
p    means provisional/preliminary
 … Data not available
Data above is for the latest year available for each Member State.
Updated :October 24, 2003