Saint Vincent and the Grenadines - Economic Indicators

Economic Overview

Success of the economy hinges upon seasonal variations in agriculture, tourism, and construction activity, as well as remittances. Much of the workforce is employed in banana production and tourism. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is home to a small offshore banking sector and continues to fully adopt international regulatory standards. This lower-middle-income country remains vulnerable to natural and external shocks. The economy has shown some signs of recovery due to increased tourist arrivals, falling oil prices and renewed growth in the construction sector. The much...

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GDP Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Nominal Fixed Investment (gross fixed capital formation) 2016 553,000,000 516,589,700 NCU Annual
Private Consumption 2016 1,857,587,506 1,824,315,213 XCD Annual
Nominal Gross Domestic Product 2016 2,078,559,962 2,039,023,136 XCD Annual
Investment 2016 222,058,158 241,707,190 XCD Annual
Government Consumption 2014 372.48 356.27 Mil. XCD Annual
Real Gross Domestic Product 2010 100 101.3 Index 2005=100 Annual
Price Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Consumer Price Index (CPI) May 2018 109.73 109.63 2010=100, NSA Monthly
Labor Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Agriculture Employment 2017 3,620 3,580 # Annual
Labor Force 2016 57,864 57,423 # Annual
Trade Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Exports of Goods and Services 2016 771,691,370 754,001,695 XCD Annual
Imports of Goods and Services 2016 1,115,611,071 1,110,770,963 XCD Annual
Current Account Balance 2016 -121,769,030 -112,749,179 USD Annual
Balance of Goods 2016 -247,840,167 -248,477,267 USD Annual
Exports of Goods 2016 46,743,425 46,282,409 USD Annual
Imports of Goods 2016 294,583,592 294,759,676 USD Annual
Markets Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Treasury Bills (over 31 days) Jun 2017 1.99 3.47 % p.a., NSA Monthly
Money Market Rate Jun 2016 6.89 6.89 % p.a., NSA Monthly
Lending Rate Feb 2013 6.5 6.5 % - End of period Monthly
Demographics Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Population 2017 109,897 109,643 # Annual
Birth Rate 2016 15.51 15.77 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Death Rate 2016 7.18 7.12 # per Ths. pop. Annual
Net Migration 2012 -5,000 # Annual

Factbook

Background

Background:
Resistance by native Caribs prevented colonization on Saint Vincent until 1719. Disputed between France and the UK for most of the 18th century, the island was ceded to the latter in 1783. Between 1960 and 1962, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines was a separate administrative unit of the Federation of the West Indies. Autonomy was granted in 1969 and independence in 1979.

Geography

Location:
Caribbean, islands between the Caribbean Sea and North Atlantic Ocean, north of Trinidad and Tobago
Geographic coordinates:
13 15 N, 61 12 W
Map references:
Central America and the Caribbean
Area:
total: 389 sq km (Saint Vincent 344 sq km)
land: 389 sq km
water: 0 sq km
country comparison to the world: 205
Area - comparative:
twice the size of Washington, DC
Land boundaries:
0 km
Coastline:
84 km
Maritime claims:
territorial sea: 12 nm
contiguous zone: 24 nm
exclusive economic zone: 200 nm
continental shelf: 200 nm
Climate:
tropical; little seasonal temperature variation; rainy season (May to November)
Terrain:
volcanic, mountainous
Elevation:
mean elevation: NA
elevation extremes: lowest point: Caribbean Sea 0 m
highest point: La Soufriere 1,234 m
Natural resources:
hydropower, arable land
Land use:
agricultural land: 25.6%
arable land 12.8%; permanent crops 7.7%; permanent pasture 5.1%
forest: 68.7%
other: 5.7% (2011 est.)
Irrigated land:
10 sq km (2012)
Population - distribution:
most of the population is concentrated in and around the capital of Kingstown
Natural hazards:
hurricanes; La Soufriere volcano on the island of Saint Vincent is a constant threat
volcanism: La Soufriere (1,234 m) on the island of Saint Vincent last erupted in 1979; the island of Saint Vincent is part of the volcanic island arc of the Lesser Antilles that extends from Saba in the north to Grenada in the south
Environment - current issues:
pollution of coastal waters and shorelines from discharges by pleasure yachts and other effluents; in some areas, pollution is severe enough to make swimming prohibitive
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, Whaling
signed, but not ratified: none of the selected agreements
Geography - note:
the administration of the islands of the Grenadines group is divided between Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada; Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is comprised of 32 islands and cays

People & Society

Population:
102,089 (July 2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 195
Nationality:
noun: Saint Vincentian(s) or Vincentian(s)
adjective: Saint Vincentian or Vincentian
Ethnic groups:
black 66%, mixed 19%, East Indian 6%, European 4%, Carib Amerindian 2%, other 3%
Languages:
English, French patois
Religions:
Protestant 75% (Anglican 47%, Methodist 28%), Roman Catholic 13%, other (includes Hindu, Seventh-Day Adventist, other Protestant) 12%
Age structure:
0-14 years: 21.3% (male 10,970/female 10,779)
15-24 years: 15.97% (male 8,226/female 8,080)
25-54 years: 42.66% (male 22,608/female 20,939)
55-64 years: 10.64% (male 5,595/female 5,272)
65 years and over: 9.42% (male 4,515/female 5,105) (2017 est.)
population pyramid:
Dependency ratios:
total dependency ratio: 46.8
youth dependency ratio: 36
elderly dependency ratio: 10.8
potential support ratio: 9.3 (2015 est.)
Median age:
total: 33.6 years
male: 33.8 years
female: 33.4 years (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 88
Population growth rate:
-0.25% (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 213
Birth rate:
13.2 births/1,000 population (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 146
Death rate:
7.3 deaths/1,000 population (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 121
Net migration rate:
-8.4 migrant(s)/1,000 population (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 208
Population distribution:
most of the population is concentrated in and around the capital of Kingstown
Urbanization:
urban population: 51.2% of total population (2017)
rate of urbanization: 0.7% annual rate of change (2015-20 est.)
Major urban areas - population:
KINGSTOWN (capital) 27,000 (2014)
Sex ratio:
at birth: 1.03 male(s)/female
0-14 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
15-24 years: 1.02 male(s)/female
25-54 years: 1.08 male(s)/female
55-64 years: 1.06 male(s)/female
65 years and over: 0.87 male(s)/female
total population: 1.03 male(s)/female (2017 est.)
Maternal mortality ratio:
45 deaths/100,000 live births (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 100
Infant mortality rate:
total: 12 deaths/1,000 live births
male: 13.1 deaths/1,000 live births
female: 10.9 deaths/1,000 live births (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 121
Life expectancy at birth:
total population: 75.5 years
male: 73.5 years
female: 77.6 years (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 104
Total fertility rate:
1.8 children born/woman (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 151
Health expenditures:
8.6% of GDP (2014)
country comparison to the world: 46
Hospital bed density:
2.6 beds/1,000 population (2014)
Drinking water source:
improved:
urban: 95.1% of population
rural: 95.1% of population
total: 95.1% of population
unimproved:
urban: 4.9% of population
rural: 4.9% of population
total: 4.9% of population (2015 est.)
Sanitation facility access:
improved:
urban: 76.1% of population
rural: 76.1% of population
total: 76.1% of population
unimproved:
urban: 23.9% of population
rural: 23.9% of population
total: 23.9% of population (2007 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:
23.7% (2016)
country comparison to the world: 64
Education expenditures:
5.8% of GDP (2016)
country comparison to the world: 69
Unemployment, youth ages 15-24:
total: 33.8%
male: 27.8%
female: 41.4% (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 27

Government

Country name:
conventional long form: none
conventional short form: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
etymology: Saint Vincent was named by explorer Christopher COLUMBUS after Saint VINCENT of Saragossa because the 22 January 1498 day of discovery was the saint's feast day
Government type:
parliamentary democracy (House of Assembly) under a constitutional monarchy; a Commonwealth realm
Capital:
name: Kingstown
geographic coordinates: 13 08 N, 61 13 W
time difference: UTC-4 (1 hour ahead of Washington, DC, during Standard Time)
Administrative divisions:
6 parishes; Charlotte, Grenadines, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint Patrick
Independence:
27 October 1979 (from the UK)
National holiday:
Independence Day, 27 October (1979)
Constitution:
previous 1969, 1975; latest drafted 26 July 1979, effective 27 October 1979 (Saint Vincent Constitution Act 1979) (2017)
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 Vincent and the Grenadines
dual citizenship recognized: yes
residency requirement for naturalization: 7 years
Suffrage:
18 years of age; universal
Executive branch:
chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952); represented by Governor General Sir Fredrick Nathaniel BALLANTYNE (since 2 September 2002)
head of government: Prime Minister Ralph E. GONSALVES (since 29 March 2001)
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 usually appointed prime minister by the governor general; deputy prime minister appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister
Legislative branch:
description: unicameral House of Assembly (21 seats; 15 members directly elected in single-seat constituencies by simple majority vote and 6 appointed by the governor general; members serve 5-year terms)
elections: last held on 9 December 2015 (next to be held in 2020)
election results: percent of vote by party - ULP 52.3%, NDP 47.4%, other 0.3%; seats by party - ULP 8, NDP 7
Judicial branch:
highest court(s): the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) is the superior court of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States; the ECSC - headquartered on St. Lucia - consists of the Court of Appeal - headed by the chief justice and 4 judges - and the High Court with 18 judges; the Court of Appeal is itinerant, travelling to member states on a schedule to hear appeals from the High Court and subordinate courts; High Court judges reside at the member states with 2 assigned to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; note - Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is also a member of the Caribbean Court of Justice
judge selection and term of office: chief justice of Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court appointed by 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: magistrates' courts
Political parties and leaders:
Democratic Republican Party or DRP [Anesia BAPTISTE]
New Democratic Party or NDP [Godwin L. FRIDAY]
Unity Labor Party or ULP [Dr. Ralph GONSALVES] (formed in 1994 by the coalition of Saint Vincent Labor Party or SVLP and the Movement for National Unity or MNU)
SVG Green Party or SVGP [Ivan O'NEAL]
Political pressure groups and leaders:
St. Vincent & the Grenadines Teachers' Union [Oswald CHAMBERS]
other: several labor unions
International organization participation:
ACP, AOSIS, C, Caricom, CDB, CELAC, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO (subscriber), ITU, MIGA, NAM, OAS, OECS, OPANAL, OPCW, Petrocaribe, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WFTU (NGOs), WHO, WIPO, WTO
Diplomatic representation in the US:
chief of mission: Ambassador Lou-Anne Gaylene GILCHRIST (since 18 January 2017)
chancery: 1627 K Street, NW, Suite 1202, Washington, DC 20006
telephone: [1] (202) 364-6730
FAX: [1] (202) 364-6730
consulate(s) general: New York
Diplomatic representation from the US:
the US does not have an embassy in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; the US Ambassador to Barbados is accredited to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Flag description:
three vertical bands of blue (hoist side), gold (double width), and green; the gold band bears three green diamonds arranged in a V pattern, which stands for Vincent; the diamonds recall the islands as "the Gems of the Antilles" and are set slightly lowered in the gold band to reflect the nation's position in the Antilles; blue conveys the colors of a tropical sky and crystal waters, yellow signifies the golden Grenadine sands, and green represents lush vegetation
National symbol(s):
Saint Vincent parrot; national colors: blue, gold, green
National anthem:
name: "St. Vincent! Land So Beautiful!"
lyrics/music: Phyllis Joyce MCCLEAN PUNNETT/Joel Bertram MIGUEL
note: adopted 1967

Economy

Economy - overview:
Success of the economy hinges upon seasonal variations in agriculture, tourism, and construction activity, as well as remittances. Much of the workforce is employed in banana production and tourism. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is home to a small offshore banking sector and continues to fully adopt international regulatory standards.
This lower-middle-income country remains vulnerable to natural and external shocks. The economy has shown some signs of recovery due to increased tourist arrivals, falling oil prices and renewed growth in the construction sector. The much anticipated international airport opened in early 2017 with hopes for increased airlift and tourism activity. The government's ability to invest in social programs and respond to external shocks is constrained by its high public debt burden, which was 67% of GDP at the end of 2013.
GDP (purchasing power parity):
$1.281 billion (2017 est.)
$1.253 billion (2016 est.)
$1.243 billion (2015 est.)
note: data are in 2017 dollars
country comparison to the world: 202
GDP (official exchange rate):
$815 million (2017 est.)
GDP - real growth rate:
2.2% (2017 est.)
0.8% (2016 est.)
0.9% (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 145
GDP - per capita (PPP):
$11,600 (2017 est.)
$11,400 (2016 est.)
$11,300 (2015 est.)
note: data are in 2017 dollars
country comparison to the world: 132
Gross national saving:
-4.8% of GDP (2017 est.)
-5.1% of GDP (2016 est.)
-3.1% of GDP (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 180
GDP - composition, by end use:
household consumption: 87.4%
government consumption: 19.2%
investment in fixed capital: 20.3%
investment in inventories: -0.2%
exports of goods and services: 22.3%
imports of goods and services: -49.2% (2017 est.)
GDP - composition, by sector of origin:
agriculture: 7.1%
industry: 17.4%
services: 75.5% (2017 est.)
Agriculture - products:
bananas, coconuts, sweet potatoes, spices; small numbers of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats; fish
Industries:
tourism; food processing, cement, furniture, clothing, starch
Industrial production growth rate:
2% (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 133
Labor force:
57,520 (2007 est.)
country comparison to the world: 189
Labor force - by occupation:
agriculture: 26%
industry: 17%
services: 57% (1980 est.)
Unemployment rate:
18.8% (2008 est.)
country comparison to the world: 181
Population below poverty line:
NA%
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: NA%
highest 10%: NA%
Budget:
revenues: $222.2 million
expenditures: $259.3 million (2017 est.)
Taxes and other revenues:
27.3% of GDP (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 103
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-):
-4.5% of GDP (2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 150
Public debt:
79.2% of GDP (2016 est.)
81.3% of GDP (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 40
Fiscal year:
calendar year
Inflation rate (consumer prices):
1.7% (2017 est.)
-0.2% (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 75
Central bank discount rate:
6.5% (31 December 2010 est.)
6.5% (31 December 2009 est.)
country comparison to the world: 59
Commercial bank prime lending rate:
9% (31 December 2017 est.)
9.17% (31 December 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 95
Stock of narrow money:
$182.7 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$177.7 million (31 December 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 186
Stock of broad money:
$591.5 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$563.2 million (31 December 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 182
Stock of domestic credit:
$432.8 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$424.6 million (31 December 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 178
Current account balance:
$-120 million (2017 est.)
$-122 million (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 83
Exports:
$51.3 million (2017 est.)
$47.3 million (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 203
Exports - commodities:
bananas, eddoes and dasheen (taro), arrowroot starch; tennis racquets
Exports - partners:
Barbados 18.3%, St. Lucia 17.6%, Antigua and Barbuda 14.8%, Trinidad and Tobago 12.3%, Dominica 9.5%, St. Kitts and Nevis 7.3%, Grenada 5.9% (2016)
Imports:
$311.3 million (2017 est.)
$289.9 million (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 198
Imports - commodities:
foodstuffs, machinery and equipment, chemicals and fertilizers, minerals and fuels
Imports - partners:
US 44%, Trinidad and Tobago 14.1%, UK 6.5%, France 4.8% (2016)
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold:
$160 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$192.3 million (31 December 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 161
Debt - external:
$324.4 million (31 December 2017 est.)
$330.8 million (31 December 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 185
Exchange rates:
East Caribbean dollars (XCD) per US dollar -
2.7 (2017 est.)
2.7 (2016 est.)
2.7 (2015 est.)
2.7 (2014 est.)
2.7 (2013 est.)

Energy

Electricity access:
population without electricity: 25,587
electrification - total population: 76%
electrification - urban areas: 100%
electrification - rural areas: 32% (2012)
Electricity - production:
155 million kWh (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 195
Electricity - consumption:
144.2 million kWh (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 197
Electricity - exports:
0 kWh (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 211
Electricity - imports:
0 kWh (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 214
Electricity - installed generating capacity:
48,000 kW (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 192
Electricity - from fossil fuels:
83.3% of total installed capacity (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 79
Electricity - from nuclear fuels:
0% of total installed capacity (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 203
Electricity - from hydroelectric plants:
14.6% of total installed capacity (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 103
Electricity - from other renewable sources:
2.1% of total installed capacity (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 121
Crude oil - production:
0 bbl/day (2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 208
Crude oil - exports:
0 bbl/day (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 207
Crude oil - imports:
0 bbl/day (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 205
Crude oil - proved reserves:
0 bbl (1 January 2017 est.)
country comparison to the world: 208
Refined petroleum products - production:
0 bbl/day (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 209
Refined petroleum products - consumption:
1,600 bbl/day (2015 est.)
country comparison to the world: 197
Refined petroleum products - exports:
0 bbl/day (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 210
Refined petroleum products - imports:
1,519 bbl/day (2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 194
Natural gas - production:
0 cu m (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 208
Natural gas - consumption:
0 cu m (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 143
Natural gas - exports:
0 cu m (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 204
Natural gas - imports:
0 cu m (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 204
Natural gas - proved reserves:
0 cu m (1 January 2014 est.)
country comparison to the world: 204
Carbon dioxide emissions from consumption of energy:
300,000 Mt (2013 est.)
country comparison to the world: 194

Communications

Telephones - fixed lines:
total subscriptions: 20,550
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 20 (July 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 177
Telephones - mobile cellular:
total: 112,649
subscriptions per 100 inhabitants: 110 (July 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 192
Telephone system:
general assessment: adequate islandwide, fully automatic telephone system
domestic: fixed-line teledensity exceeds 19 per 100 persons and mobile-cellular teledensity is about 103 per 100 persons
international: country code - 1-784; the East Caribbean Fiber System and Southern Caribbean Fiber submarine cables carry international calls; connectivity also provided by VHF/UHF radiotelephone from Saint Vincent to Barbados; SHF radiotelephone to Grenada and Saint Lucia; access to Intelsat earth station in Martinique through Saint Lucia (2016)
Broadcast media:
St. Vincent and the Grenadines Broadcasting Corporation operates 1 TV station and 5 repeater stations that provide near total coverage to the multi-island state; multi-channel cable TV service available; a partially government-funded national radio service broadcasts on 1 station and has 2 repeater stations; about a dozen privately owned radio stations and repeater stations (2007)
Internet country code:
.vc
Internet users:
total: 53,000
percent of population: 51.8% (July 2016 est.)
country comparison to the world: 193

Transportation

National air transport system:
number of registered air carriers: 2
inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers: 11 (2015)
Civil aircraft registration country code prefix:
J8 (2016)
Airports:
6 (2013)
country comparison to the world: 175
Airports - with paved runways:
total: 5
1,524 to 2,437 m: 1
914 to 1,523 m: 3
under 914 m: 1 (2017)
Airports - with unpaved runways:
total: 1
under 914 m: 1 (2013)
Roadways:
total: 829 km
paved: 580 km
unpaved: 249 km (2003)
country comparison to the world: 189
Merchant marine:
total: 882
by type: bulk carrier 22, container ship 12, general cargo 198, oil tanker 17, other 633 (2017)
country comparison to the world: 26
Ports and terminals:
major seaport(s): Kingstown

Military & Security

Military branches:
no regular military forces; Royal Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Police Force (RSVPF) (2013)

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
Trafficking in persons:
current situation: Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is a source, transit, and destination country for men, women, and children subjected to forced labor and sex trafficking; some children under 18 are pressured to engage in sex acts in exchange for money or gifts; foreign workers may experience forced labor and are particularly vulnerable when employed by small, foreign-owned companies; adults and children are vulnerable to forced labor domestically, especially in the agriculture sector
tier rating: Tier 2 Watch List – Saint Vincent and the Grenadines does not fully comply with the minimum standards for the elimination of trafficking; however, it is making significant efforts to do so; the government for the first time acknowledged a trafficking problem, launched an anti-trafficking public awareness campaign, and conducted anti-trafficking training for law enforcement, immigration, and labor officials; in 2014, authorities initiated three trafficking investigations, two of which were ultimately determined not to be trafficking cases, and did not prosecute or convict any trafficking offenders; the government did not identify or refer any potential trafficking victims to care (2015)
Illicit drugs:
transshipment point for South American drugs destined for the US and Europe; small-scale cannabis cultivation

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