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Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Economy, agriculture and food security

In 2013, the gross domestic product (GDP) was US$ 726 million. In 2012, agriculture accounted for 7 percent of GDP, while in 1992 it accounted for 19 percent. In 2013, total population economically active in agriculture is estimated at 11 000 inhabitants (20 percent of economically active population), of which 27 percent is female and 73 percent is male.

Saint Vincent needs to import the majority of its food. In 2013, the country imported US$ 78 million of food products (Statistical Office, 2014b). Agricultural exports in 2013 totaled US$ 8 million (Statistical Office, 2014c).


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