Economic Trivia

Trinidad and Tobago has one of the highest economic growth rates as well as per capita incomes in Latin America.

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

Data unavailable

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Petroleum and Petroleum Products; Liquefied Natural Gas (Lng); Methanol; Ammonia

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $44,334,128,742 (2015)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 1.006% (2015)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $32,597 (2015)
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GDP Country Rank 108/193 (2015)

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 %) 4.658% (2015)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 32.2% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 14.034% (2015)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 5.399% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) $2,898,591,966 (2011)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 686,710 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 3.8% (2008)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 32.2% (2008)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 63.8% (2008)
Unemployment Rate 4% (2014)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $7,001,384,207 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $9,640,942,920 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 69.523% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,618,606,850 (2015)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $5,798,333,600 (2011)
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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, Trinidad and Tobago’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