Saint Helena (St. Helena) Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha (St. Helena) › Change country
National or Regional Currency: St. Helena Pound, SHP
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: 7,776 ; note: only Saint Helena, Ascension, and Tristan da Cunha islands are inhabited, not any of the other nearby islands/islets (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 308 sq km ; land: Saint Helena Island 122 sq km; Ascension Island 88 sq km; Tristan da Cunha island group 98 sq km ; water: 0 sq km
Natural Resources: fish, lobster
Capital: name: Jamestown ; geographic coordinates: 15 56 S, 5 43 W ; time difference: UTC 0 (5 hours ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

The economy depends largely on financial assistance from the UK, which amounted to about $27 million in FY06/07 or more than twice the level of annual budgetary revenues. The local population earns income from fishing, raising livestock, and sales of handicrafts. Because there are few jobs, 25% of the work force has left to seek employment on Ascension Island, on the Falklands, and in the UK.

Economic Indicators for Saint Helena 2015

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* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Saint Helena
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for Saint Helena
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for Saint Helena
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for Saint Helena
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for Saint Helena
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Saint Helena
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  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for Saint Helena
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* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Saint Helena
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* Source: IWS