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U.S. Virgin Islands

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Economic summary: GDP/PPP (2002 est.): $2.5 billion; per capita $17,200. Real growth rate: 2%. Inflation: 2.2% (2003). Unemployment: 9.3% (2003 est.). Arable land: 12%. Agriculture: fruit, vegetables, sorghum; Senepol cattle. Labor force: 48,900 (2003 est.); agriculture 1%, industry 19%, services 80% (2003 est.). Industries: tourism, petroleum refining, watch assembly, rum distilling, construction, pharmaceuticals, textiles, electronics. Natural resources: sun, sand, sea, surf. Exports: $n.a.: refined petroleum products. Imports: $n.a.: crude oil, foodstuffs, consumer goods, building materials. Major trading partners: U.S., Puerto Rico (2004).

Communications: Telephones: main lines in use: 65,000 (1997); mobile cellular: 2,000 (1992). Radio broadcast stations: AM 5, FM 11, shortwave 0 (2002). Radios: 107,000 (1997). Television broadcast stations: 2 (2002). Televisions: 68,000 (1997). Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 50 (2000). Internet users: 12,000 (2000).

Transportation: Railways: 0 km. Highways: total: 856 km; paved: n.a. km; unpaved: n.a. km (2000). Ports and harbors: Charlotte Amalie, Christiansted, Cruz Bay, Port Alucroix. Airports: 2 (2002).

International disputes: none.

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