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Encyclopedia > Economy of the Netherlands Antilles

Tourism, petroleum transshipment, and offshore finance are the mainstays of the Netherlands Antillean economy, which is closely tied to the outside world. The islands enjoy a high per capita income and a well-developed infrastructure as compared with other countries in the region. Almost all consumer and capital goods are imported, with Venezuela, the US, and Mexico being the major suppliers. Poor soils and inadequate water supplies hamper the development of agriculture. Transshipment is the shipment of goods to an intermediate destination, and then from there to yet another destination. ... Motto Libertate unanimus (Latin: Unified by freedom) Anthem Anthem without a title Capital (and largest city) Willemstad Official languages Dutch, English, Papiamento Government  -  Monarch Beatrix  -  Governor Frits Goedgedrag  -  Prime minister Emily de Jongh-Elhage constitutional monarchy part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands  Area  -  Total 960 km² (184th) 371 sq...


GDP: purchasing power parity - $3 300 million (3,3 G$) (2007 est.) Look up million in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


GDP - real growth rate: 2,5% (2007 est.)


GDP - per capita: purchasing power parity - $17 500 (2007 est.)


GDP - composition by sector:
agriculture: 1%
industry: 15%
services: 84% (2007 est.)


Population below poverty line: NA%


Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: ± 1,5%
highest 10%: ± 31%


Inflation rate (consumer prices): 3,0% (2007)


Labour force: 83 600 (2005)


Labour force - by occupation: agriculture 1%, industry 20%, services 79% (2007 est.)


Unemployment rate: 9% (2007 est.)


Budget:
revenues: $757,9 million
expenditures: $949,5 million, including capital expenditures of $NA (2004 est.)


Industries: tourism (Curaçao, Sint Maarten, and Bonaire), petroleum refining (Curaçao), petroleum transhipment facilities (Curaçao and Bonaire), light manufacturing (Curaçao) Tourist redirects here. ... For other uses, see Curaçao (disambiguation). ... Motto Semper pro grediens (Latin) Anthem O sweet Saint-Martins Land Capital (and largest city) Philipsburg Official languages Dutch, English Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  -  Administrator Franklyn Richards constitutional monarchy part of the Netherlands Antilles, separate country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands as from December 15... Anthem: Tera di Solo y suave biento Capital (and largest city) Kralendijk Official languages Dutch Government See Politics of the Netherlands Antilles  - Bonaire Administrator  - Governor of N.A. Frits Goedgedrag Constitutional monarchy part of the Netherlands Antilles  Area  - Total 288 km² 111 sq mi  Population  - 2001 census 10,791  - Density... Petro redirects here. ... Manufacturing (from Latin manu factura, making by hand) is the use of tools and labor to make things for use or sale. ...


Industrial production growth rate: NA%


Electricity - production: 1 005 GWh (2004)


Electricity - production by source:
fossil fuel: 100%
hydro: 0%
nuclear: 0%
other: 0% (1998)


Electricity - consumption: 934,7 GWh (2004)


Electricity - exports: 0 kWh (2004)


Electricity - imports: 0 kWh (2004)


Agriculture - products: aloes, sorghum, peanuts, vegetables, tropical fruit Species See Species For other uses, see Aloe (disambiguation). ... Species About 30 species, see text Sorghum is a genus of numerous species of grasses, some of which are raised for grain and many of which are utilised as fodder plants either cultivated or as part of pasture. ... This article is about the legume. ... For other uses, see Vegetable (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of fruits#Tropical fruits. ...


Exports: $2 076 million (f.o.b., 2004)


Exports - commodities: petroleum products


Exports - partners: US 32%, Panama 10.1%, Guatemala 7,9%, Haiti 6,4%, The Bahamas 5,1% (2005) For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... [--168. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Imports: $4 383 billion (c.i.f., 2004)


Imports - commodities: crude petroleum, food, manufactures


Imports - partners: Venezuela 50%, US 22,2%, Italy 5.2%, Netherlands 5% (2005) For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Debt - external: $2 680 million (2004)


Economic aid - recipient: IMF provided $61 million in 2000, and the Netherlands continued its support with $40 million (2004)


Currency: 1 Netherlands Antillean guilder, gulden, or florin (NAf.) = 100 cents The Gulden is the unit of currency in the Netherlands Antilles. ...


Exchange rates: Netherlands Antillean guilders, gulden, or florins (NAf.) per US$1 - 1.790 (fixed rate since 1989)


Fiscal year: calendar year


  Results from FactBites:
 
Netherlands Antilles - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1022 words)
The Netherlands Antilles (Dutch: Nederlandse Antillen), previously known as the Netherlands West Indies, are part of the Lesser Antilles and consist of two groups of islands in the Caribbean Sea that form an autonomous part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (none of the other Antilles use this term in their name).
The island of Aruba was part of the Netherlands Antilles until 1986, when it was granted a "status aparte", and became a separate part of the kingdom.
The head of state is the ruling monarch of the Netherlands, who is represented in the Netherlands Antilles by a governor.
Encyclopedia4U - Netherlands - Encyclopedia Article (1320 words)
The Netherlands (Nederland in Dutch) is the European part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, a constitutional monarchy.
The Netherlands is one of the most densely populated and geographically low-lying countries in the world and is famous for its dikess, windmills, and perceived social tolerance.
A number of islands in the Caribbean Sea are dependencies of the Netherlands: the Netherlands Antilles (Nederlandse Antillen), a group of five islands, and Aruba, formerly part of the Antilles.
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