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Indicators for Regulatory Environment

Data Point Value Units Year
Investment Freedom Index 54.2 Index 1 to 100 2015
Prevalence of foreign ownership 3.8 Index 1 to 7 2015
Number of days required to register a property 106 Days 2016
Time required to build a warehouse 223 Days 2016
Cooperation in labour-employer relations 3.7 Index 1 to 7 2015

1 - The Heritage Foundation (Jan 2015)
2 - Global Competitiveness Report, World Economic Forum, Switzerland (Sep 2015)
3 - World Bank Doing Business (Oct 2015)
4 - World Bank Doing Business (Oct 2015)
5 - Global Competitiveness Report, World Economic Forum, Switzerland (Sep 2015)

Indicators for Economic Growth & Stability

Data Point Value Units Year
GDP per capita 9051.6 US Dollar 2015
GDP per capital (PPP) 16509.9 Current International Dollar 2015
Inflation Rate 3.8 Percent Change 2015
Credit Rating BB- Indexed Score 2015

1 - International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Reports (Oct 2015)
2 - International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Reports (Oct 2015)
3 - International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Reports (May 2015)
4 - Standard & Poor's (May 2015)

Indicators for Population & Workforce

Data Point Value Units Year
Labour force 213762 Persons 2014
Population 558000 Persons 2015
Population growth 0.9 Percentage 2015
Population, ages 15-64 (% of total) 66.1 Percentage 2014
Unemployment rate 5.6 Percentage 2015

1 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
2 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times based on International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Reports (Oct 2015)
3 - fDi Intelligence from the Financial Times based on International Monetary Fund, World Economic Outlook Reports (Oct 2015)
4 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
5 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)

Indicators for Education & Skills

Data Point Value Units Year
Gross enrolment ratio, secondary, both sexes (%) 76 Percentage 2013
Gross enrolment ratio, tertiary, both sexes (%) 12.7 Percentage 2002
Labour productivity 14050 Current international dollar 2015
Adult literacy rate, population 15+ years, both sexes (%) 94.7 Percentage 2010

1 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
2 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)
3 - International Labour Organisation: Global Employment Trends (Feb 2015)
4 - World Development Indicators (Dec 2015)

Indicators for Trade and Investment

Data Point Value Units Year
Exports of goods and services (% of GDP) 30.4 Percentage 2005
Exports growth -8.4 Percentage 2014

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

Indicators for Labour Costs

Data Point Value Units Year
Labour costs (minimum wage USD per month) No minimun wage US dollar per month 2015
Social security contributions (employer) % 4 Percentage 2014

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 45.2 US dollar per Megawatt per hours 2015
Water cost - The cost for water for industrial use per cubic meter 1.5 US$/m3 2006
Telecom cost - The cost charged by a leading telecom operator for a 1 minute call to USA 0.07 USD per minute 2015

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

Indicators for Taxes

Data Point Value Units Year
Data Point Value Units Year
Top personal tax rate (%) 38 Percentage 2015

1 - The Heritage Foundation (Jan 2015)

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.)