US assistance and lease payments for the use of Kwajalein Atoll as a US military base are the mainstay of this small island country. Agricultural production, primarily subsistence, is concentrated on small farms; the most important commercial crops are coconuts and breadfruit. Industry is limited to handicrafts, tuna processing, and copra. Tourism holds some potential. The islands and atolls have few natural resources, and imports exceed exports. The Marshall Islands received roughly $1 billion in aid from the US during the period 1986-2001 under the original Compact of Free...
|Real Gross Domestic Product||2023||0.19||0.19||Billions National Currency||Annual|
|Exports of Goods||2016||37,646,748||38,645,555||USD||Annual|
|Imports of Goods||2016||103,762,414||99,050,414||USD||Annual|
|Balance of Goods||2016||-66,115,665||-60,404,858||USD||Annual|
|Birth Rate||2011||31.23||# per Ths. pop.||Annual|
|Death Rate||2011||3.7||# per Ths. pop.||Annual|