Montserrat Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Montserrat › Change country
National or Regional Currency: East Caribbean Dollar, CXD
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed:
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 5,215 ; note: an estimated 8,000 refugees left the island following the resumption of volcanic activity in July 1995; some have returned (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 102 sq km ; land: 102 sq km ; water: 0 sq km
Natural Resources: NEGL
Capital: name: Plymouth; note - Plymouth was abandoned in 1997 because of volcanic activity; interim government buildings have been built at Brades Estate in the Carr's Bay/Little Bay vicinity at the northwest end of Montserrat ; geographic coordinates: 16 42 N, 62 13 W ; time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Severe volcanic activity, which began in July 1995, has put a damper on this small, open economy. A catastrophic eruption in June 1997 closed the airport and seaports, causing further economic and social dislocation. Two-thirds of the 12,000 inhabitants fled the island. Some began to return in 1998 but lack of housing limited the number. The agriculture sector continued to be affected by the lack of suitable land for farming and the destruction of crops. Prospects for the economy depend largely on developments in relation to the volcanic activity and on public sector construction activity. Half of the island remains uninhabitable. In January 2013, the EU announced the disbursement of a $55.2 million aid package to Montserrat in order to boost the country's economic recovery, with a specific focus on public finance management, public sector reform, and prudent economic management.

Economic Indicators for Montserrat 2015

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* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Montserrat
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for Montserrat
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for Montserrat
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for Montserrat
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for Montserrat
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Montserrat
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for Montserrat
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for Montserrat
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for Montserrat
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for Montserrat
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for Montserrat
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for Montserrat
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for Montserrat
  Labor Force by Occupation for Montserrat
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for Montserrat
  National Budget and Public Debt for Montserrat
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for Montserrat
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for Montserrat
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for Montserrat
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for Montserrat
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for Montserrat
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for Montserrat
  Exchange Rate Statistics for Montserrat
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for Montserrat
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for Montserrat
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for Montserrat
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for Montserrat
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for Montserrat
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for Montserrat
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for Montserrat
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for Montserrat
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for Montserrat
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Montserrat
  Number of Internet Users for Montserrat
  Internet Penetration Rate for Montserrat
  Number of Facebook Accounts for Montserrat
  Facebook Penetration Rate for Montserrat
* Source: IWS