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Country name:

conventional short form: Barbados
 

 

Capital:

Bridgetown

 

Location:

Caribbean, island in the North Atlantic Ocean,

northeast of Venezuela

 

Area:

total: 430 sq km
land: 430 sq km
water: 0 sq km
 

 

Population:

284,589 (July 2009 est.)
0-14 years: 19.2% (male 27,383/female 27,352)
15-64 years: 71.3% (male 99,829/female 103,049)
65 years and over: 9.5% (male 10,464/female 16,512) (2009 est.)
 

Climate:
tropical; rainy season (June to October)
Barbados www.agriculture.gov.bb/default.asp?V_DOC_ID=1150

 

Languages:

English

 

 

Economy - overview:
Economy—overview: Historically the Barbadian economy had been dependent on sugarcane cultivation and related activities but production in recent years has diversified into manufacturing and tourism. The start of the Port Charles Marina project in Speightstown helped the tourism industry continue to expand in 1996-97. The government continues its efforts to reduce the unacceptably high unemployment rate encourage direct foreign investment and privatize remaining state-owned enterprises

 

Economy:
Economy—overview: Historically the Barbadian economy had been dependent on sugarcane cultivation and related activities but production in recent years has diversified into manufacturing and tourism. The start of the Port Charles Marina project in Speightstown helped the tourism industry continue to expand in 1996-97. The government continues its efforts to reduce the unacceptably high unemployment rate encourage direct foreign investment and privatize remaining state-owned enterprises
http://www.world66.com/centralamericathecaribbean/thecaribbean/barbados/economy

 

 

Industries:

tourism, sugar, light manufacturing, component assembly for export

 

Exports - commodities:

Exports - commodities:
manufactures, sugar and molasses, rum, other foods and beverages, chemicals, electrical components
$385 million (2006)
Exports - partners:
Trinidad and Tobago 15.5%, Jamaica 13.6%, Brazil 9.9%, US 8.6%, UK 7.8%, Saint Lucia 7.2%, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 4.5% (2008)

 

Imports - commodities:

consumer goods, machinery, foodstuffs, construction materials, chemicals, fuel, electrical components
$1.586 billion (2006)
Imports - partners:
US 27.8%, Trinidad and Tobago 26.3%, Russia 7.3%, Germany 4.2% (2008)

 

Exchange rates:

Barbadian dollars (BBD) per US dollar - NA (2007), 2 (2006), 2 (2005), 2 (2004), 2 (2003)
 

 

GDP :

$5.425 billion (2008 est.)
$5.388 billion (2007 est.)
$5.216 billion (2006 est.)

 

 

Ministries & Organization

Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development 

Barbados Integrated Government Portal

Ministry of Commerce,

Ministry of Enterprise

Ministry of Industry and International Business
Ministry of Labor and Social Security, Barbados
Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Guyana
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade

 

 

 

Trade Associations & Chamber of Commerce
Barbados Chamber of Commerce and Industry 
Barbados Co-operative & Credit Union League Ltd.
Barbados Manufacturers' Association
Caribbean Export Development Agency
Barbados Manufacturers Association

 

 

 

Economy and Industry

Business in Barbados
It is the Editorial Board Business Barbados that is the nation newspaper website of one of the two daily newspapers in Barbados.
Invest Barbados
Information about advantages of investing in Barbados, with links to international financial services companies and offshore management companies.

Yellow Pages 

Barbados Investment and Development Corp. 

Central Bank 

Statistical Service 

Barbados Youth Business Trust (BYBT)
Small Business Venture Capital Inc
Consumer Protection
Securities Exchange of Barbados
Barbados Statistical Service
Barbados Ship's Registry
Shopping in Barbados
Barbados Investment and Development Corporation

 

 

 

Trade Fairs
Fair Trading Commission

 

 

 

General Information

Government of Barbados Ministries/Agencies
The ministry of Commerce, Consumer Affairs, Business Development; The ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade; The ministry of Industry and International Business; Fair Trading Commission.
Barbados Tourism Authority

 

 

 

 

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