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The island nation has been able to attract foreign business and investment, especially in its offshore banking and tourism industries, with a surge in foreign direct investment in 2006, attributed to the construction of several tourism projects. Although crops such as bananas, mangos, and avocados continue to be grown for export, tourism provides Saint Lucia's main source of income and the industry is the island's biggest employer. Tourism is the main source of foreign exchange, although tourism sector revenues declined with the global economic downturn as US and European travel dropped in 2009. The manufacturing...  More..

Economy of Saint Lucia
SOURCE: CIA - The World Factbook
Currency East Caribbean Dollar
GDP (PPP) $1.75 billion (2009 est.)
GDP (per capita) $10,900 (2009 est.)
Exports $288 million (2006)
Imports $791 million (2006)
Main Industries Clothing, Assembly Of Electronic Components, Beverages, Corrugated Cardboard Boxes, Tourism; Lime Processing, Coconut Processing
Exports - Commodities Bananas 41%, Clothing, Cocoa, Vegetables, Fruits, Coconut Oil
Imports - Commodities Food 23%, Manufactured Goods 21%, Machinery and Transportation Equipment 19%, Chemicals, Fuels
Exports Partners UK 20.8%, US 17%, South Korea 14.7%, India 13.2%, Antigua and Barbuda 5.2%, Dominican Republic 5.1%, Barbados 4.6%, Trinidad and Tobago 4.3% (2008)
Imports Partners Brazil 84.4%, US 5.7%, Trinidad and Tobago 3.6% (2008)

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