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Indicators for Labour Costs

Data Point Value Units Year
Labour costs (minimum wage USD per month) 406 US dollar per month 2015
Social security contributions (employer) % 7.8 Percentage 2015

1 - World Bank Doing Business (Oct 2015)
2 - EY Worldwide Personal Tax Guide 2014/15 (Sep 2014)

Indicators for Utility Costs

Data Point Value Units Year
Electricity cost 50 US dollar per Megawatt per hours 2015
Water cost - The cost for water for industrial use per cubic meter 0.6 US$/m3 2014
Telecom cost - The cost charged by a leading telecom operator for a 1 minute call to USA 0.04 USD per minute 2013

1 - Climatescope (Jun 2015)
2 - Corporacion del acueducto y Acantarillado de Santo Domingo (Nov 2015)
3 - International Telecommunication Union - ITU (Jun 2013)

Indicators for Property Costs

Data Point Value Units Year
Industrial space (Property) 79.2 USD per year/m2 2012
Office space (Property) 282.9 USD 2011
Grade A office building costs 252 USD/sq.ft. 2014
Industrial space building costs 188 USD/sq.ft. 2014

1 - Cushman and Wakefield (Apr 2015)
2 - Cushman and Wakefield (Apr 2015)
3 - RLB - Rider Levett Bucknall (Caribbean Report) (Oct 2015)
4 - RLB - Rider Levett Bucknall (Caribbean Report) (Oct 2014)

Indicators for Taxes

Data Point Value Units Year
Top personal tax rate (%) 25 Percentage 2015

1 - The Heritage Foundation (Jan 2015)

Indicators for Exports

Data Point Value Units Year
Agricultural raw materials exports (% of merchandise exports) 0.03 Percentage 2010
Exports of food, beverages and tobacco (% of total goods exports) 2.4 Percentage 2014
Exports of food, beverages and tobacco per capita 198.1 US dollar 2014

1 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
2 - Based on UN Comtrade database (Jan 2016)
3 - Based on UN Comtrade database (Jan 2016)

Indicators for Size of Industry

Data Point Value Units Year
Agriculture, value added (annual % growth) 5.1 Percentage 2013
Agriculture, value added (% of GDP) 0.6 Percentage 2013
Food production index 96.4 Index (2004-2006 are the base of 100) 2013
Crop production index 60.3 Index (2004-2006 are the base of 100) 2013
Cereal production 6359 Metric tons 2013
Cereal yield 1628 Kg per hectare 2013

1 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times based on World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
2 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
3 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
4 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
5 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
6 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)

Indicators for Natural Resources

Data Point Value Units Year
Agricultural irrigated land (% of total agricultural land) 9.3 Percentage 2012
Arable land (% of land area) 4.9 Percentage 2013
Arable land 25000 Hectares 2013
Forest area (% of land area) 45.1 Percentage 2013
Forest area 2249.6 Square kilometers 2012

1 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
2 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
3 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
4 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
5 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)

Indicators for Track Record

Data Point Value Units Year
Number of companies in beverages 32 Number of companies 2016
Number of companies in food and tobacco 147 Number of companies 2016

1 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times (Jan 2016)
2 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times (Jan 2016)

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$2.216 billion (2013 est.)
$2.211 billion (2012 est.)
$2.23 billion (2011 est.)
note: data are in 2013 US dollars
Population growth rate:
0.35% (2014 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
0.2% (2013 est.)
-0.9% (2012 est.)
1.8% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP):
$13,100 (2013 est.)
$13,200 (2012 est.)
$13,400 (2011 est.)
note: data are in 2013 US dollars
Diplomatic representation from the US:
The US does not have an embassy in Saint Lucia; the US Ambassador to Barbados is accredited to Saint Lucia
Age structure:
0-14 years: 21.2% (male 17,814/female 16,809)
15-24 years: 16.6% (male 13,701/female 13,368)
25-54 years: 42.9% (male 33,695/female 36,445)
55-64 years: 8.8% (male 6,657/female 7,717)
65 years and over: 10.2% (male 7,760/female 9,396) (2014 est.)
Geographic coordinates:
13 53 N, 60 58 W
GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture: 3.1%
industry: 17.4%
services: 79.5% (2013 est.)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.06 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.03 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 0.93 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 0.95 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2014 est.)
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GDP (purchasing power parity)
$2.216 billion (2013 est.)
$2.211 billion (2012 est.)
$2.23 billion (2011 est.)
note: data are in 2013 US dollars
Population growth rate:
0.35% (2014 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
0.2% (2013 est.)
-0.9% (2012 est.)
1.8% (2011 est.)