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    General Information
    Region    Caribbean
    Population (000, 2021)   288a
    Pop. density (per km2, 2021)   669.1a
    Capital city    Bridgetown
    Capital city pop. (000, 2021)   89.2c
    UN membership date    09-Dec-66
    Surface area (km2)   431b
    Sex ratio (m per 100 f)   93.9a
    National currency    Barbados Dollar (BBD)
    Exchange rate (per US$)   2d
    Economic indicators
    2010 2015 2021
    GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$)4 5304 7155 209b
    GDP growth rate (annual %, const. 2015 prices)-2.32.4-0.1b
    GDP per capita (current US$)16 056.216 525.118 149.0b
    Economy: Agriculturee (% of Gross Value Added)1.51.51.5b
    Economy: Industryf,g (% of Gross Value Added)15.815.415.1b
    Economy: Services and other activityh (% of GVA)82.783.183.4b
    Employment in agriculture (% of employed)2.82.92.6i,d
    Employment in industry (% of employed)18.819.418.9i,d
    Employment in services (% employed)78.477.878.5i,d
    Unemploymenti (% of labour force)10.711.410.9d
    Labour force participation ratei (female/male pop. %)62.9 / 72.461.6 / 69.561.4 / 68.7d
    CPI: Consumer Price Indexk (2010=100)100j168l181l,m,d
    Agricultural production index (2014-2016=100)107102106b
    International trade: exports (million current US$)314483345d
    International trade: imports (million current US$)1 1961 6181 501d
    International trade: balance (million current US$)-883- 1 135- 1 156d
    Balance of payments, current account (million US$)-272-99-453n
    Social indicators
    2010 2015 2021
    Population growth ratep (average annual %)0.40.20.1d
    Urban population (% of total population)31.931.231.2b
    Urban population growth ratep (average annual %)-0.2-0.1...
    Fertility rate, totalp (live births per woman)1.81.61.6d
    Life expectancy at birthp (females/males, years)79.6 / 76.580.0 / 77.180.4 / 77.6d
    Population age distribution (0-14/60+ years old, %)19.7 / 18.118.3 / 20.316.6 / 23.7a
    International migrant stockq (000/% of total pop.)32.8 / 11.634.5 / 12.134.9 / 12.1d
    Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR (000)...~0.0~0.0d
    Infant mortality ratep (per 1 000 live births)12.611.510d
    Health: Current expenditurei (% of GDP)6.86.86.6c
    Health: Physicians (per 1 000 pop.)1.8r...2.5s
    Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP)6.16.1t3.2b
    Education: Primary gross enrol. ratio (f/m per 100 pop.)100.4 / 98.8i95.6 / 96.298.2 / 102.5b
    Education: Secondary gross enrol. ratio (f/m per 100 pop.)102.1 / 101.7i109.5 / 105.7104.9 / 100.6b
    Education: Upper secondary gross enrol. ratio (f/m per 100 pop.)109.4 / 101.7i113.5 / 107.8110.6 / 102.0b
    Intentional homicide rate (per 100 000 pop.)1110.99.8c
    Seats held by women in national parliaments (%)1016.720u
    Environment and infrastructure indicators
    2010 2015 2021
    Individuals using the Interneti (per 100 inhabitants)65.176.181.8s
    Threatened species (number)365174
    Forested area (% of land area)14.714.714.7c
    Energy production, primary (Petajoules)433c
    Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules)715959c
    Tourist/visitor arrivals at national borders (000)532592680c
    Important sites for terrestrial biodiversity protected (%)1.81.81.8d
    Net Official Development Assist. received (% of GNI)0.35......
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