Open menu Close menu Open Search Close search
Support Our Sponsor
. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries

  • |SEARCH|
  • |Main INDEX|
  • 2005 INDEX
  • Country Ranks

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon Index 2005

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon Main Index

    . Feedback
  • Home PageCountry Index

    Saint Pierre and Miquelon Economy - 2005

      Economy - overview:
      The inhabitants have traditionally earned their livelihood by fishing and by servicing fishing fleets operating off the coast of Newfoundland. The economy has been declining, however, because of disputes with Canada over fishing quotas and a steady decline in the number of ships stopping at Saint Pierre. In 1992, an arbitration panel awarded the islands an exclusive economic zone of 12,348 sq km to settle a longstanding territorial dispute with Canada, although it represents only 25% of what France had sought. The islands are heavily subsidized by France to the great betterment of living standards. The government hopes an expansion of tourism will boost economic prospects. Recent test drilling for oil may pave the way for development of the energy sector.

      purchasing power parity - $48.3 million - supplemented by annual payments from France of about $60 million (2003 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate:

      GDP - per capita:
      purchasing power parity - $7,000 (2001 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: NA%
      industry: NA%
      services: NA%

      Labor force:
      3,261 (1999)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      fishing 18%, industry (mainly fish-processing) 41%, services 41% (1996 est.)

      Unemployment rate:
      9.8% (1997)

      Population below poverty line:

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

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      2.1% (1991-96 average)

      revenues: $70 million
      expenditures: $60 million, including capital expenditures of $24 million (1996 est.)

      Agriculture - products:
      vegetables; poultry, cattle, sheep, pigs; fish

      fish processing and supply base for fishing fleets; tourism

      Industrial production growth rate:

      Electricity - production:
      43.08 million kWh (2002)

      Electricity - consumption:
      40.06 million kWh (2002)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2002)

      Electricity - imports:
      0 kWh (2002)

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

      Oil - consumption:
      600 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - exports:

      Oil - imports:

      $10 million f.o.b. (2002)

      Exports - commodities:
      fish and fish products, soybeans, animal feed, mollusks and crustaceans, fox and mink pelts

      Exports - partners:
      Belgium 29.7%, Ecuador 27%, US 17.2%, Spain 10.4%, France 7.2% (2004)

      $106 million f.o.b. (2002)

      Imports - commodities:
      meat, clothing, fuel, electrical equipment, machinery, building materials

      Imports - partners:
      France 33.8%, Ireland 28%, Canada 22.7%, Italy 11.6% (2004)

      Debt - external:

      Economic aid - recipient:
      approximately $60 million in annual grants from France

      Currency (code):
      euro (EUR)

      Exchange rates:
      euros per US dollar - 0.8054 (2004), 0.886 (2003), 1.0626 (2002), 1.1175 (2001), 1.0854 (2000)

      Fiscal year:
      calendar year

      NOTE: The information regarding Saint Pierre and Miquelon 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 Saint Pierre and Miquelon Economy 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Saint Pierre and Miquelon Economy 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.

    Support Our Sponsor

    Support Our Sponsor

    Please ADD this page to your FAVORITES - - - - -
    Revised 16-Feb-06
    Copyright © 2021 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)