Investment Never Looked Better

SAINT LUCIA AT A GLANCE 2016

Government

Independent, Constitutional Parliamentary Democracy; Elections held every 5 years

Official Name

Saint Lucia

Head of Government

Hon. Prime Minister Mr. Allen Chastanet

Total Area

Sq. miles 238/ sq. km 616

Habitable Area

Sq. miles 207.9/ sq. km 539.1

Capital City

Castries

Official Language

English

Local Language

French Creole

Standard Time Zone

EST+1, GMT-4

Temperature

28 Degrees C/82 Degrees F on average year round

GDP

US $925.33 Million (2015) pre

GDP per capita

US $8,281.80 (2015) pre

GDP Real Growth Rate

1.3% (2015)pre

Foreign Direct Investment Inflows

US $127.39 Million (2015) Est.

Total Exports

US $180.30 Million (2015) pre

Population

174,257 (2015)pre

Annual Population Growth Rate

0.9% (2015)

Population Density per sq. ml

838.1 (2015)

Life Expectancy

75 Years

Literacy Rate

72.8% (2010 Census)

Labour Force

101,608 (2015)

Labour Force Participation Rate

72.2% (2015)

Unemployment

24.1% (2015)

Currency

Eastern Caribbean Dollar (EC$)

Official exchange rate

US $1 = EC $2.70

Inflation

(-1%) (2015)

GDP 4 Year Growth Rate Projections

1.40%-(2016); 1.92%-(2017); 2.02%-(2018); 2.02%- (2019)

Source: Economic Review 2015 Central Statistics Office, ECCB, Ministry of Finance & Economic Affairs, IMF - Data as of May 2016
Est. = Estimate
Pre. = Preliminary
GDP projections =in constant prices