Economic Trivia

The Bahamas is one of the wealthiest nations in the Caribbean.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2018): United States, United Kingdom, and Panama
Top 3 Exported Goods (2018): Oil & Mineral Fuels, Plastics, and Seafood

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Tourism; Banking; Cement; Oil Transshipment

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $13,537,883,108 (2021)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 13.72% (2021)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $34,108 (2021)
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GDP Country Rank 155/197 (2021)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.905% (2021)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 33.8% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 2.591% (2021)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 1.686% (2021)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($2,375,888,377) (2020)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 213,790 (2021)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 2.094% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 14.014% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 83.891% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 13.239% (2021)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $4,722,500,000 (2021)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $3,081,800,000 (2021)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 33.555% (2021)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $434,599,800 (2020)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $1,221,941,958 (2020)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Bahamas’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank