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U.S. Virgin Islands

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Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2004 est.): $1.577 billion; per capita $14,500. Real growth rate: 2%. Inflation: 2.2% (2003). Unemployment: 6.2% (2004 est.). Arable land: 2.86%. Agriculture: fruit, vegetables, sorghum; Senepol cattle. Labor force: 49,820 (2007 est.); agriculture 1%, industry 19%, services 80% (2003 est.). Industries: tourism, watch assembly, rum distilling, construction, pharmaceuticals, electronics. Natural resources: sun, sand, sea, surf. Exports: $4.234 billion: refined petroleum products. Imports: $4.609 billion: crude oil, foodstuffs, consumer goods, building materials. Major trading partners: U.S., Puerto Rico (2004).

Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 75,800 (2010); mobile cellular: 80,300 (2005). Radio broadcast stations: 24 (2009). Radios: 107,000 (1997). Television broadcast stations: 12 (2009). Televisions: 68,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 4,790 (2012). Internet users: 30,000 (2009).

Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 1,260 km; paved: n.a. km; unpaved: n.a. km (2008). Ports and harbors: Charlotte Amalie, Christiansted, Cruz Bay, Frederiksted, Limetree Bay. Airports: 2 (2013).

International disputes: none.

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U.S. Territories and Outlying Areas