Support our Sponsor

. . Flags of the World Maps of All Countries

  • |Main Index|
  • 2002 INDEX
  • Country Ranks
  • Home PageCountry Index

    Guam Economy - 2002

      Economy - overview The economy depends on US military spending, tourism, and the export of fish and handicrafts. Total US grants, wage payments, and procurement outlays amounted to $1 billion in 1998. Over the past 20 years, the tourist industry has grown rapidly, creating a construction boom for new hotels and the expansion of older ones. More than 1 million tourists visit Guam each year. The industry has recently suffered setbacks because of the continuing Japanese slowdown; the Japanese normally make up almost 90% of the tourists. Most food and industrial goods are imported. Guam faces the problem of building up the civilian economic sector to offset the impact of military downsizing.

      GDP purchasing power parity - $3.2 billion (2000 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate NA%

      GDP - per capita purchasing power parity - $21,000 (2000 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector
      agriculture: NA%
      industry: 15% (1993)
      services: NA%

      Population below poverty line 23% (2001 est.)

      Household income or consumption by percentage share
      lowest 10%: NA%
      highest 10%: NA%

      Inflation rate (consumer prices) 0% (1999 est.)

      Labor force 60,000 (2000 est.)

      Labor force - by occupation federal and territorial government 26%, private 74% (trade 24%, other services 40%, industry 10%) (2000 est.)

      Unemployment rate 15% (2000 est.)

      revenues: $420 million
      expenditures: $431 million, including capital expenditures of $NA (2000 est.)

      Industries US military, tourism, construction, transshipment services, concrete products, printing and publishing, food processing, textiles

      Industrial production growth rate NA%

      Electricity - production 825 million kWh (2000)

      Electricity - production by source
      fossil fuel: 100%
      hydro: 0%
      other: 0% (2000)
      nuclear: 0%

      Electricity - consumption 767.25 million kWh (2000)

      Electricity - exports 0 kWh (2000)

      Electricity - imports 0 kWh (2000)

      Agriculture - products fruits, copra, vegetables; eggs, pork, poultry, beef

      Exports $75.7 million (f.o.b., 1999 est.)

      Exports - commodities mostly transshipments of refined petroleum products; construction materials, fish, food and beverage products

      Exports - partners US 25%

      Imports $203 million (f.o.b., 1999 est.)

      Imports - commodities petroleum and petroleum products, food, manufactured goods

      Imports - partners US 23%, Japan 19%

      Debt - external $NA

      Economic aid - recipient Guam receives large transfer payments from the US Federal Treasury ($143 million in 1997) into which Guamanians pay no income or excise taxes; under the provisions of a special law of Congress, the Guam Treasury, rather than the US Treasury, receives federal income taxes paid by military and civilian Federal employees stationed in Guam

      Currency US dollar (USD)

      Currency code USD

      Exchange rates the US dollar is used

      Fiscal year 1 October - 30 September

      NOTE: The information regarding Guam on this page is re-published from the 2002 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Guam Economy 2002 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Guam Economy 2002 should be addressed to the CIA.

    Support Our Sponsor

    Support Our Sponsor

    Please ADD this page to your FAVORITES - - - - -

    Language Translation Services - All Languages

    Revised 30-Jan-03
    Copyright © 2003 Photius Coutsoukis (all rights reserved)