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Country – Fact Sheet

General

General

Official Name

Barbados

Capital

Bridgetown

Area

439 Sq. Kms.

Currency

US$I = Barbadian $2.04 (As on 18 April 2022)

GDP

US$4.42 billion (2020) (World Bank)

GDP Growth Rate

3.3% (2021) (IMF)

Unemployment

10.33% (2020) (World Bank)

GDP Per Capita

US$15,373 (2020) (World Bank)

Forest Cover

14.7% (2020) (World Bank)

C02 emissions  (metric  tons per capita emission)

4.4 (2018) (World Bank)

Tourist Arrivals

966,000(2019, World Bank)

Population

302,674 (2022, Estimated)

277,821 (2010 Census)

Age Profile

0-14: 17.49%

15-24: 12.34%

25-54: 42.69%

55-64: 13.91%

65+: 13.57%(2020, Estimated)

Life expectancy

75.79/81.35 (Male/Female)(2020, Estimated)

Languages

English, Bajan

Ethnic groups

Blacks 93%, white  3.2%, mixed  2.6%, East Indian  1%, other

0.2% [2010 census]

Religion

Protestant  66.4%  (includes Anglican  23.9%, other Pentecostal 19.5%,  Adventist 5.9%,  Methodist 4.2%,  Wesleyan 3.4%,

Nazarene 3.2%, Church of God 2.4%, Baptist 1.8%, Moravian

1.2%,  other  Protestant .8%),  Roman   Catholic  3.8%,  other

Christian 5.4% (includes Jehovah's Witness 2.0%, other 3.4%),

Rastafarian 1%, other 1.5%, none 20.6%, unspecified  l.2% (20I0 est.)

Internet Penetration

82% (2022, Estimated)

Mobile phones

114.7(2019/per 100) Estimated

Urbanisation

31.3% (2022)Estimated

Exports

345.20 US$ million (2020) (Trade map)

Imports

1.501 US$ Billion (2020) (Trade map)

Main Trade Partners

Export: United States, Jamaica, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago &

Saint Lucia

Import: United States, Trinidad and Tobago , Netherlands, UK &

Panama (Trade map)

Political

Political Structure

Parliamentary  Democracy

Major Political Parties

ULP and BLP

Head of State

President: Dame Sandra Prunella Mason (since 30 Nov 2021)

Head of Government

Ms. Mia Amor Mottley, Prime Minister (since 25 May 2018) Re-elected as Prime Minister in January 2022.

Bilateral Trade

India's Exports

2021-22:US$ 15.09 million( Ministry of Commerce,

Government of India)

India's imports

2021-22:US$ 0.75 million ( Ministry of Commerce, Government of India)

Total bilateral trade

2021-22:US$ 15.84 million ( Ministry of Commerce, Government of India)

Major Indian Exports

Vehicles, pharmaceuticals, machinery, plastics, etc.

Major Indian Imports

Machinery, plastics, organic chemicals, iron and steel, etc.

Indian Investments in Barbados

Nil

Barbadian Investments in India

Nil

Indian Community(Approximately)

Surati Muslims (PIOs)-2000; Sindhis (PIOs)-250; Others (PIOs)- 80, Total PIOs-2,330; NRis- 230

 

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