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    Faroe Islands Economy - 2005
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    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      The Faroese economy has had a strong performance since 1994, mostly as a result of increasing fish landings and high and stable export prices. Unemployment is minimal and there are signs of labor shortages in several sectors. The positive economic development has helped the Faroese Home Rule Government produce increasing budget surpluses, which in turn has helped to reduce the large public debt, most of it owed to Denmark. However, the total dependence on fishing makes the Faroese economy extremely vulnerable, and the present fishing efforts appear in excess of what is a sustainable level of fishing in the long term. Oil finds close to the Faroese area give hope for deposits in the immediate Faroese area, which may eventually lay the basis for a more diversified economy and thus lessen dependence on Danish economic assistance. Aided by a substantial annual subsidy (15% of GDP) from Denmark, the Faroese have a standard of living not far below the Danes and other Scandinavians.

      GDP:
      purchasing power parity - $1 billion (2001 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate:
      10% (2001 est.)

      GDP - per capita:
      purchasing power parity - $22,000 (2001 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 27%
      industry: 11%
      services: 62% (1999)

      Labor force:
      24,250 (October 2000)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      fishing, fish processing, and manufacturing 33%, construction and private services 33%, public services 34%

      Unemployment rate:
      1% (October 2000)

      Population below poverty line:
      NA%

      Household income or consumption by percentage share:
      lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      5.1% (1999)

      Budget:
      revenues: $488 million
      expenditures: $484 million, including capital expenditures of $21 million (1999)

      Agriculture - products:
      milk, potatoes, vegetables; sheep; salmon, other fish

      Industries:
      fishing, fish processing, small ship repair and refurbishment, handicrafts

      Industrial production growth rate:
      8% (1999 est.)

      Electricity - production:
      220 million kWh (2002)

      Electricity - consumption:
      204.6 million kWh (2002)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2002)

      Electricity - imports:
      0 kWh (2002)

      Oil - production:
      0 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - consumption:
      4,500 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      NA

      Oil - imports:
      NA

      Exports:
      $408 million f.o.b. (2002)

      Exports - commodities:
      fish and fish products 94%, stamps, ships (1999)

      Exports - partners:
      Denmark 38.6%, UK 29.4%, Norway 8.2%, Nigeria 6.1% (2004)

      Imports:
      $466 million c.i.f. (2002)

      Imports - commodities:
      machinery and transport equipment 29%, consumer goods 36%, raw materials and semi-manufactures 32%, fuels, fish and salt (1999)

      Imports - partners:
      Denmark 59.1%, Norway 18.8%, Iceland 4.6% (2004)

      Debt - external:
      $64 million (1999)

      Economic aid - recipient:
      $135 million (annual subsidy from Denmark) (1998)

      Currency (code):
      Danish krone (DKK)

      Exchange rates:
      Danish kroner per US dollar - 5.9911 (2004), 6.5877 (2003), 7.8947 (2002), 8.3228 (2001), 8.0831 (2000)

      Fiscal year:
      calendar year


      NOTE: The information regarding Faroe Islands on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Faroe Islands Economy 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Faroe Islands Economy 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.







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