Saint Lucia - Economic Indicators

Economic Overview

The island nation has been able to attract foreign business and investment, especially in its offshore banking and tourism industries. Tourism is Saint Lucia's main source of jobs and income - accounting for 65% of GDP - and the island's main source of foreign exchange earnings. The manufacturing sector is the most diverse in the Eastern Caribbean area. Crops such as bananas, mangos, and avocados continue to be grown for export, but St. Lucia's once solid banana industry has been devastated by strong competition. Saint Lucia is vulnerable to a variety of external shocks, including...

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GDP Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Private Consumption 2014 2,747 2,637 Mil. XCD Annual
Real Private Consumption 2010 895,684,148 2010 USD Annual
Government Consumption 2014 552.72 534.41 Mil. XCD Annual
Real Government Consumption 2010 176,287,666 2010 USD Annual
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 2015 3,864 3,742 Mil. XCD Annual
Real Gross Domestic Product 2010 100 95.79 Index 2005=100 Annual
Investment 2014 667.19 841.94 Mil. XCD Annual
Real Investment 2010 348,477,777 2010 USD Annual
Nominal Fixed Investment (gross fixed capital formation) 2015 760,117,900 710,192,900 NCU Annual
Real Fixed Investment (gross fixed capital formation) 2010 348,477,777 2010 USD Annual
Price Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Consumer Price Index (CPI) Dec 2016 106.87 106.94 Index 2005=100 Monthly
Labor Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Agriculture Employment 2006 10,754 10,866 # Annual
Total Employment 2016 Q1 82.95 80.42 Ths. Quarterly
Labor Force Employment 2016 Q1 82.95 80.42 Ths. Quarterly
Labor Force 2016 Q1 106.45 101.31 Ths. Quarterly
Unemployment Rate 2016 Q1 22.08 20.62 % Quarterly
Unemployment 2016 Q1 23.5 20.89 Ths. Quarterly
Trade Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Exports of Goods and Services 2014 1,662 1,580 Mil. XCD Annual
Real Exports of Goods and Services 2010 608,868,074 2010 USD Annual
Imports of Goods and Services 2014 1,943 1,987 Mil. XCD Annual
Real Imports of Goods and Services 2010 787,424,851 2010 USD Annual
Current Account Balance 2013 -100,327,087 -182,930,383 USD Annual
Balance of Goods 2013 -291,334,787 -353,930,628 USD Annual
Exports of Goods 2013 205,325,962 212,435,634 USD Annual
Imports of Goods 2013 496,660,750 566,366,263 USD Annual
Markets Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Treasury Bills (over 31 days) Jan 2017 6 6 % Monthly
Lending Rate Mar 2013 6.5 6.5 % - End of period Monthly
Money Market Rate Jun 2016 6.89 6.89 % Monthly
Business Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Change in Inventories 2012 0 0 NCU Annual
Demographics Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Birth Rate 2014 15.17 15.43 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 2014 7.2 7.12 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Net Migration 2012 40 # Annual
Population 2015 0.18 0.18 Mil. Annual

Factbook

Background

Background:
The island, with its fine natural harbor at Castries, was contested between England and France throughout the 17th and early 18th centuries (changing possession 14 times); it was finally ceded to the UK in 1814. Even after the abolition of slavery on its plantations in 1834, Saint Lucia remained an agricultural island, dedicated to producing tropical commodity crops. Self-government was granted in 1967 and independence in 1979.

Geography

Location:
Caribbean, island between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
Geographic coordinates:
13 53 N, 60 58 W
Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean
Area:
total: 616 sq km
land: 606 sq km
water: 10 sq km
country comparison to the world: 193
Area - comparative:
three and a half times the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries:
0 km
Coastline:
158 km
Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm or to the edge of the continental margin
Climate:
tropical, moderated by northeast trade winds; dry season January to April, rainy season May to August
Terrain:
volcanic and mountainous with broad, fertile valleys
Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: Mount Gimie 950 m
Natural resources:
forests, sandy beaches, minerals (pumice), mineral springs, geothermal potential
Land use:
agricultural land: 17.4%
arable land 4.9%; permanent crops 11.5%; permanent pasture 1%
forest: 77%
other: 5.6% (2011 est.)
Irrigated land:
30 sq km (2012)
Population - distribution:
most of the population is found on the periphery of the island, with a larger concentration in the north around the capital of Castries
Natural hazards:
hurricanes; volcanic activity
Environment - current issues:
deforestation; soil erosion, particularly in the northern region
Environment - international agreements:
party to: Biodiversity, Climate Change, Climate Change-Kyoto Protocol, Desertification, Endangered Species, Environmental Modification, Hazardous Wastes, Law of the Sea, Marine Dumping, Ozone Layer Protection, Ship Pollution, Wetlands, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Geography - note:
the twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton), striking cone-shaped peaks south of Soufriere, are one of the scenic natural highlights of the Caribbean

People & Society

Population:
164,464 (July 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 187
Nationality:
noun: Saint Lucian(s)
adjective: Saint Lucian
Ethnic groups:
black/African descent 85.3%, mixed 10.9%, East Indian 2.2%, other 1.6%, unspecified 0.1% (2010 est.)
Languages:
English (official), French patois
Religions:
Roman Catholic 61.5%, Protestant 25.5% (includes Seventh Day Adventist 10.4%, Pentecostal 8.9%, Baptist 2.2%, Anglican 1.6%, Church of God 1.5%, other Protestant 0.9%), other Christian 3.4% (includes Evangelical 2.3% and Jehovah's Witness 1.1%), Rastafarian 1.9%, other 0.4%, none 5.9%, unspecified 1.4% (2010 est.)
Age structure:
0-14 years: 20.35% (male 17,225/female 16,237)
15-24 years: 15.88% (male 13,257/female 12,867)
25-54 years: 42.97% (male 33,974/female 36,697)
55-64 years: 9.58% (male 7,278/female 8,478)
65 years and over: 11.22% (male 8,352/female 10,099) (2016 est.)
population pyramid:
Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 47.3%
youth dependency ratio: 34.1%
elderly dependency ratio: 13.3%
potential support ratio: 7.5% (2015 est.)
Median age:
total: 34.2 years
male: 33 years
female: 35.3 years (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 84
Population growth rate:
0.33% (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 171
Birth rate:
13.5 births/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 145
Death rate:
7.6 deaths/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 110
Net migration rate:
-2.7 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 176
Population distribution:
most of the population is found on the periphery of the island, with a larger concentration in the north around the capital of Castries
Urbanization:
urban population: 18.5% of total population (2015)
rate of urbanization: 0.89% annual rate of change (2010-15 est.)
Major urban areas - population:
CASTRIES (capital) 22,000 (2014)
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: 0.86 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.83 male(s)/female
total population: 0.95 male(s)/female (2016 est.)
Maternal mortality rate:
48 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 117
Infant mortality rate:
total: 11.2 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 10.7 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 11.7 deaths/1,000 live births (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 125
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 77.8 years
male: 75 years
female: 80.7 years (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 67
Total fertility rate:
1.75 children born/woman (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 161
Health expenditures:
6.7% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world: 51
Physicians density:
0.11 physicians/1,000 population (2009)
Hospital bed density:
1.6 beds/1,000 population (2011)
Drinking water source:
improved:
urban: 99.5% of population
rural: 95.6% of population
total: 96.3% of population
unimproved:
urban: 0.5% of population
rural: 4.4% of population
total: 3.7% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility access:
improved:
urban: 84.7% of population
rural: 91.9% of population
total: 90.5% of population
unimproved:
urban: 15.3% of population
rural: 8.1% of population
total: 9.5% of population (2015 est.)
HIV/AIDS - adult prevalence rate:
NA
HIV/AIDS - people living with HIV/AIDS:
NA
HIV/AIDS - deaths:
NA
Major infectious diseases:
note: active local transmission of Zika virus by Aedes species mosquitoes has been identified in this country (as of August 2016); it poses an important risk (a large number of cases possible) among US citizens if bitten by an infective mosquito; other less common ways to get Zika are through sex, via blood transfusion, or during pregnancy, in which the pregnant woman passes Zika virus to her fetus (2016)
Obesity - adult prevalence rate:
27% (2014)
country comparison to the world: 87
Children under the age of 5 years underweight:
2.8% (2012)
country comparison to the world: 116
Education expenditures:
4.8% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world: 107
School life expectancy (primary to tertiary education):
total: 13 years
male: 12 years
female: 13 years (2007)
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:
total: 27.5%
male: 21.5%
female: 35.2% (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 12

Government

Country name:
conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Saint Lucia
etymology: named after Saint LUCY of Syracuse by French sailors who were shipwrecked on the island on 13 December 1502, the saint's feast day
Government type:
parliamentary democracy (Parliament) under a constitutional monarchy; a Commonwealth realm
Capital:
name: Castries
geographic coordinates: 14 00 N, 61 00 W
time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Administrative divisions:
10 districts; Anse-la-Raye, Canaries, Castries, Choiseul, Dennery, Gros-Islet, Laborie, Micoud, Soufriere, Vieux-Fort
Independence:
22 February 1979 (from the UK)
National holiday:
Independence Day, 22 February (1979)
Constitution:
previous 1958, 1960 (preindependence); latest presented 20 December 1978, effective 22 February 1979; note - in mid-2015, an amendment was proposed to replace the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice as the country's highest appellate court (2016)
Legal system:
English common law
International law organization participation:
has not submitted an ICJ jurisdiction declaration; accepts ICCt jurisdiction
Citizenship:
citizenship by birth: yes
citizenship by descent: at least one parent must be a citizen of Saint Lucia
dual citizenship recognized: yes
residency requirement for naturalization: 8 years
Suffrage:
18 years of age; universal
Executive branch:
chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor General Dame Pearlette LOUISY (since September 1997)
head of government: Prime Minister Allen CHASTANET (since 7 June 2016)
cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister
elections/appointments: the monarchy is hereditary; governor general appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or majority coalition usually appointed prime minister by governor general; deputy prime minister appointed by governor general
Legislative branch:
description: bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (11 seats; 6 members appointed on the advice of the prime minister, 3 on the advice of the leader of the opposition, and 2 upon consultation with religious, economic, and social groups; members serve 5-year terms) and the House of Assembly (17 seats; members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote to serve 5-year terms)
elections: House of Assembly - last held on 6 June 2016 (next to be held in 2021)
election results: House of Assembly - percent of vote by party - UWP 54.8%, SLP 44.1%; seats by party - UWP 11, SLP 6
Judicial branch:
highest court(s): the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) is the itinerant superior court of record for the 9-member Organization of Eastern Caribbean States; the ECSC - with its headquarters on St. Lucia - is headed by the chief justice and is comprised of the Court of Appeal with 3 justices and the High Court with 16 judges; sittings of the Court of Appeal and High Court rotate among the member states; 3 High Court judges reside on Saint Lucia; note - Saint Lucia is a member of the Caribbean Court of Justice
judge selection and term of office: chief justice of Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court appointed by the Her Majesty, Queen ELIZABETH II; other justices and judges appointed by the Judicial and Legal Services Commission, an independent body of judicial officials; Court of Appeal justices appointed for life with mandatory retirement at age 65; High Court judges appointed for life with mandatory retirement at age 62
subordinate courts: magistrate's court
Political parties and leaders:
Lucian People's Movement or LPM [Therold PRUDENT]
Saint Lucia Labor Party or SLP [Kenny ANTHONY]
United Workers Party or UWP [Allen CHASTANET]
Political pressure groups and leaders:
NA
International organization participation:
ACP, AOSIS, C, Caricom, CD, CDB, CELAC, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ISO, ITU, ITUC (NGOs), MIGA, NAM, OAS, OECS, OIF, OPANAL, OPCW, Petrocaribe, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WCO, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO
Diplomatic representation in the US:
chief of mission: Ambassador Elizabeth Darius CLARKE (since 3 August 2015)
chancery: 3216 New Mexico Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20016
telephone: [1] (202) 364-6792 through 6795
FAX: [1] (202) 364-6723
consulate(s) general: New York
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
Flag description:
cerulean blue with a gold isosceles triangle below a black arrowhead; the upper edges of the arrowhead have a white border; the blue color represents the sky and sea, gold stands for sunshine and prosperity, and white and black the racial composition of the island (with the latter being dominant); the two major triangles invoke the twin Pitons (Gros Piton and Petit Piton), cone-shaped volcanic plugs that are a symbol of the island
National symbol(s):
twin pitons (volcanic peaks), Saint Lucia parrot; national colors: cerulean blue, gold, black, white
National anthem:
name: "Sons and Daughters of St. Lucia"
lyrics/music: Charles JESSE/Leton Felix THOMAS
note: adopted 1967

Economy

Economy - overview:
The island nation has been able to attract foreign business and investment, especially in its offshore banking and tourism industries. Tourism is Saint Lucia's main source of jobs and income - accounting for 65% of GDP - and the island's main source of foreign exchange earnings. The manufacturing sector is the most diverse in the Eastern Caribbean area. Crops such as bananas, mangos, and avocados continue to be grown for export, but St. Lucia's once solid banana industry has been devastated by strong competition.
Saint Lucia is vulnerable to a variety of external shocks, including volatile tourism receipts, natural disasters, and dependence on foreign oil. Furthermore, high public debt - 77% of GDP in 2012 - and high debt servicing obligations constrain the ANTHONY administration's ability to respond to adverse external shocks.
St. Lucia has experienced anemic growth since the onset of the global financial crisis in 2008, largely because of a slowdown in tourism - airlines cut back on their routes to St. Lucia in 2012. Also, St. Lucia introduced a value added tax in 2012 of 15%, becoming the last country in the Eastern Caribbean to do so. In 2013, the government introduced a National Competitiveness and Productivity Council to address St. Lucia's high public wages and lack of productivity.
GDP (purchasing power parity):
$2.03 billion (2015 est.)
$1.998 billion (2014 est.)
$1.989 billion (2013 est.)
note: data are in 2015 US dollars
country comparison to the world: 195
GDP (official exchange rate):
$1.416 billion (2015 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
1.6% (2015 est.)
0.5% (2014 est.)
0.1% (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 123
GDP - per capita (PPP):
$11,700 (2015 est.)
$11,600 (2014 est.)
$11,600 (2013 est.)
note: data are in 2015 US dollars
country comparison to the world: 126
Gross national saving:
16.1% of GDP (2015 est.)
12% of GDP (2014 est.)
11.5% of GDP (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 113
GDP - composition, by end use:
household consumption: 71.8%
government consumption: 15%
investment in fixed capital: 18.3%
investment in inventories: 0.1%
exports of goods and services: 40.2%
imports of goods and services: -45.3% (2015 est.)
GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture: 2.9%
industry: 13.8%
services: 83.3% (2015 est.)
Agriculture - products:
bananas, coconuts, vegetables, citrus, root crops, cocoa
Industries:
tourism; clothing, assembly of electronic components, beverages, corrugated cardboard boxes, lime processing, coconut processing
Industrial production growth rate:
3.5% (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 62
Labor force:
79,700 (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 183
Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture: 21.7%
industry: 24.7%
services: 53.6% (2002 est.)
Unemployment rate:
20% (2003 est.)
country comparison to the world: 170
Population below poverty line:
NA%
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: NA%
highest 10%: NA%
Budget:
revenues: $185.2 million
expenditures: $222.2 million (2011 est.)
Taxes and other revenues:
13.1% of GDP (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 206
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
-2.6% of GDP (2011 est.)
country comparison to the world: 104
Public debt:
77% of GDP (2012 est.)
77% of GDP (2010 est.)
country comparison to the world: 32
Fiscal year:
1 April - 31 March
Inflation rate (consumer prices):
-1% (2015 est.)
3.5% (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 16
Central bank discount rate:
6.5% (31 December 2010)
6.5% (31 December 2009)
country comparison to the world: 54
Commercial bank prime lending rate:
8.86% (31 December 2015 est.)
9% (31 December 2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 94
Stock of narrow money:
$284.8 million (31 December 2015 est.)
$277.2 million (31 December 2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 176
Stock of broad money:
$1.104 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
$1.057 billion (31 December 2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 169
Stock of domestic credit:
$1.399 billion (31 December 2015 est.)
$1.519 billion (31 December 2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 155
Current account balance:
-$106 million (2015 est.)
-$94 million (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 63
Exports:
$207 million (2015 est.)
$203.3 million (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 187
Exports - commodities:
bananas 41%, clothing, cocoa, avocados, mangoes, coconut oil (2010 est.)
Exports - partners:
Dominican Republic 25.1%, US 15.9%, Suriname 9.1%, Antigua and Barbuda 7%, Dominica 6.8%, Trinidad and Tobago 6.3%, Barbados 6.1%, UK 4.8%, Grenada 4.6% (2015)
Imports:
$540.6 million (2015 est.)
$558.8 million (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 193
Imports - commodities:
food, manufactured goods, machinery and transportation equipment, chemicals, fuels
Imports - partners:
Brazil 34.9%, US 25.7%, Trinidad and Tobago 14.4%, Colombia 10.9% (2015)
Debt - external:
$517 million (31 December 2015 est.)
$527.5 million (31 December 2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 176
Exchange rates:
East Caribbean dollars (XCD) per US dollar -
2.7 (2015 est.)
2.7 (2014 est.)
2.7 (2013 est.)
2.7 (2012)
2.7 (2011)

Energy

Electricity access:
population without electricity: 16,446
electrification - total population: 91%
electrification - urban areas: 100%
electrification - rural areas: 80% (2012)
Electricity - production:
400 million kWh (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 167
Electricity - consumption:
300 million kWh (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 174
Electricity - exports:
0 kWh (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 198
Electricity - imports:
0 kWh (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 204
Electricity - installed generating capacity:
88,000 kW (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 176
Electricity - from fossil fuels:
100% of total installed capacity (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 28
Electricity - from nuclear fuels:
0% of total installed capacity (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 183
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:
0% of total installed capacity (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 204
Electricity - from other renewable sources:
0% of total installed capacity (2012 est.)
country comparison to the world: 129
Crude oil - production:
0 bbl/day (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 193
Crude oil - exports:
0 bbl/day (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 191
Crude oil - imports:
0 bbl/day (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 127
Crude oil - proved reserves:
0 bbl (1 January 2016 es)
country comparison to the world: 193
Refined petroleum products - production:
0 bbl/day (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 133
Refined petroleum products - consumption:
3,100 bbl/day (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 182
Refined petroleum products - exports:
0 bbl/day (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 134
Refined petroleum products - imports:
3,058 bbl/day (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 175
Natural gas - production:
0 cu m (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 130
Natural gas - consumption:
0 cu m (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 195
Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 183
Natural gas - imports:
0 cu m (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 135
Natural gas - proved reserves:
0 cu m (1 January 2014 es)
country comparison to the world: 196
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:
400,000 Mt (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 187

Communications

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 34,874
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 21 (July 2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 171
Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 188,000
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 115 (July 2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 181
Telephone system:
general assessment: an adequate system that is automatically switched
domestic: fixed-line teledensity is 20 per 100 persons and mobile-cellular teledensity is roughly 115 per 100 persons
international: country code - 1-758; the East Caribbean Fiber System and Southern Caribbean Fiber submarine cables, along with Intelsat from Martinique, carry calls internationally; direct microwave radio relay link with Martinique and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; tropospheric scatter to Barbados (2015)
Broadcast media:
3 privately owned TV stations; 1 public TV station operating on a cable network; multi-channel cable TV service available; a mix of state-owned and privately owned broadcasters operate nearly 25 radio stations including repeater transmission stations (2007)
Internet country code:
.lc
Internet users:
total: 86,000
percent of population: 52.4% (July 2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 166

Transportation

Civil aircraft registration country code prefix:
J6 (2016)
Airports:
2 (2013)
country comparison to the world: 204
Airports - with paved runways:
total: 2
2,438 to 3,047 m: 1
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1 (2013)
Roadways:
total: 1,210 km
paved: 847 km
unpaved: 363 km (2011)
country comparison to the world: 182
Ports and terminals:
major seaport(s): Castries, Cul-de-Sac, Vieux-Fort

Military & Security

Military branches:
no regular military forces; Royal Saint Lucia Police Force (includes Special Service Unit, Marine Unit) (2012)
Military service age and obligation:
18 years of age for voluntary security service; no national army (2012)

Transnational Issues

Disputes - international:
joins other Caribbean states to counter Venezuela's claim that Aves Island sustains human habitation, a criterion under UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which permits Venezuela to extend its EEZ/continental shelf over a large portion of the eastern Caribbean Sea
Illicit drugs:
transit point for South American drugs destined for the US and Europe

Economic Indicators for Saint Lucia including actual values, historical data, and latest data updates for the Saint Lucia economy.