Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 1996

Yearbook 1996

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Agriculture continued to be the dominant sector in the country’s economy. The cultivation of bananas is the most important source of income, but some of the other crops have had some success.

The financial support received from the EU in 1994 in the form of a “Banana Rehabilitation and Replanting Program” together with new contracts with the Irish fruit distributor Fyffes resulted in an increase in GDP in the order of 5% in 1996.

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Country data

Area: 389 km2 (world ranking: 185)

Residents: 110,000

Population density: 283 per km2 (as of 2017, world ranking: 180)

Capital: Kingstown

Official languages: English

Gross domestic product: 790 million US $; Real growth: 1.6%

Gross national product (GNP, per resident and year): 6990 US$

Currency: 1 Eastern Caribbean. Dollars (EC $) = 100 cents


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Head of State: Elizabeth II, Head of Government: Ralph Gonsalves, Exterior: Sir Louis Hilton Straker

National holiday: 27.10.

Administrative structure
6 districts

State and form of government
Constitution of 1979
Parliamentary monarchy (in the Commonwealth)
Parliament: National Assembly (House of Assembly) with 23 members (15 elected, 6 appointed, 2 ex officio), election every 5 years.
Suffrage from 18 years.

Population: Vincenter, last census in 2012 (prelim.): 109,991 residents.
66% African, 19% European, African, 5.5% Indian, 3.5% European, 2% Native American ancestry (Caribs)

Cities (with population): (2012) Kingstown population 26,721. (A)

Religions: Christians (28% Pentecostals, 14% Anglicans, 12% Adventists, etc.); 8% without religion (as of 2006)

Languages: English; engl. Creole, Patois (French Creole)

Employed by economic sector: Agriculture. 6%, industry 13%, business 81% (2017)

Unemployment (in% of the labor force)
2017: 18.3%

Inflation rate (in%): 2017: 2.0%

Foreign trade: Import: 305 million US $ (2017); Export: 40 million US $ (2017)

Population 1996

According to, the population of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines in 1996 was 107,924, ranking number 193 in the world. The population growth rate was 0.100% yearly, and the population density was 277.0128 people per km2.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Population Distribution by Age