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 85.8 1991j 15.4 2001 72.7 78.1 . 2001
THE BAHAMAS 5-16yrs . . 14.8 2000 70.4 77.3 . 2000e
BARBADOS 5-16yrs . . 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 75.0 73.1 2002
GRENADA 5-12yrs 94.4 1991i 14.3 2000 63.7 67.0 65.3 2000
GUYANA 3.9-16yrs 96.5 1991h 54.0 2002 63.1 69.9 . 1991
HAITI   . . 66.7 1995-1999* . . .
JAMAICA 6-12yrs 79.9 1999 19.0 2001 70.9 75.6 73.3 2001p
MONTSERRAT 5-16yrs 94.2 1996i 0.0 2002 75.7 77.5 76.4 2000
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS 5-16yrs 97.8 1991i 22.4 2002 67.6 71.7 . 2000
SAINT LUCIA 5-16yrs 94.8 2001 13.4 2000 72.0 75.8 . 2002
ST. VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES 5-15yrs 83.1 2001 18.9 2001 68.7 70.6 69.6 2001
SURINAME 6-15yrs . . 29.0 2000 63.1 70.8 . 1980
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 5-18yrs 87.4 1995g 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 1.1 2002
THE BAHAMAS 6.1 1995                   785         291 2002 2.0 2001
BARBADOS -0.4 2002               2,038         755 2002 0.2 2002
BELIZE 4.4 2002               1,535         569 2002 1.1 2001
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 3.0 1999               3,159      1,170 2000p 14.2 2000
JAMAICA 1.0 2002             10,928      4,048 2002 14.1 2003
MONTSERRAT -2.8 2002                     16              6 2002 3.5 2002
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS 0.8 2002                   694         257 2002 2.2 2003
SAINT LUCIA 0.1 2002                   690         255 2002 -0.2 2002
ST VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES -0.1 2002                   456         169 2002 0.8 2002
SURINAME 1.6 2002                   647         240 2000 4.9 2001
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 13.8 2003               4,307      1,595 2002 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 4.0 5.6 90.4 1991 6.0 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 10.3 2002      270,800 2002
BELIZE 20.2 9.6 70.2 2001 12.8 1999***      265,200 2002
DOMINICA 21.0 10.1 68.7 2001 11.0 2001        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 19.9 8.1 71.7 2002 15.0 2002   2,641,600 2002m
MONTSERRAT 6.6 5.6 87.8 1991 12.1 2001           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 13.0 11.7 75.4 2001 10.6 1998      441,356 2001p
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO 7.8 13.5 78.7 2001 10.8 2001   1,282,447 2003
                 
SELECTED INDICATORS OF CARICOM MEMBER STATES (Continued)
                 
COUNTRY AREA AREA POPULATION GDP AT CURRENT GDP PER CAPITA AT
  (Sqmiles) (Km˛) DENSITY MARKET PRICES CURRENT MARKET PRICES
      (Persons Year (EC$Mn) Year (EC$) Year
/Km˛)      
                 
               
ANTIGUA AND BARBUDA                 171          442 173 2002      1,947 2002        25,450 2002
THE BAHAMAS             5,382     13,939 22 2002      8,287 1995        29,718 1995
BARBADOS                 166          431 628 2002      7,015 2002        25,906 2002
BELIZE             8,867     22,966 12 2002      2,572 2002           9,700 2002
DOMINICA                 290          750 95 2002         685 2002           9,640 2002
GRENADA                 133          345 298 2002      1,084 2002        10,560 2002
GUYANA           83,000  214,970 4 2002      1,961 2002           2,531 2002
HAITI           10,714     27,750 301 2000   12,797 2000           1,531 2000
JAMAICA             4,244     10,991 240 2003   22,897 2002           8,744 2002
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      1,815 2002        11,404 2002
SI VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES                 150          389 281 2002         975 2002           8,931 2002
SURINAME           63,251  163,820 3 2001         429 2002           1,264 2001
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO             1,980       5,128 250 2003   29,181 2003        22,754 2003
                 
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 2002k               1,078 2002k 8 2001f 92 2001f
THE BAHAMAS                 376 2001               1,929 2001 1 2001 17 2001
BARBADOS                 674 2003               3,227 2003 271 2003 770 2003
BELIZE                 451 2002               1,091 2002 31 2002 41 2002
DOMINICA                 106 2003                   343 2003 69 2003 104 2003
GRENADA                 103 2002                   537 2002 31 2002 144 2002
GUYANA             1,298 2002p               1,642 2002p 206 2002p 305 2002p
HAITI                 875 2000               2,834 2000 . . . .
JAMAICA             3,017 2002p               9,640 2002p 132 2002p 1076 2002p
MONTSERRAT                     2 2002                     52 2002 1 2002 9 2002
ST. KITTS AND NEVIS                   73 2002                   545 2002 2 2002 81 2002
SAINT LUCIA                 171 2002                   850 2002 43 2002 210 2002
SI VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES                 106 2002                   480 2002 54 2002 135 2002
SURINAME             1,078 2001               1,233 2001 78 2001f 223 2001f
TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO             8,783 2002               8,362 2002 1816 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
f.     refers to estimates which were obtained for countries with missing data and is based upon
a matrix of member states' imports to and from one another.
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.
k     ECCB estimate
m   means mean population
*     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: March, 2004

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