Economic Survey of Latin America 1981

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This Publication Analyzes economic developments in Latin America in 1981. It examines the evolution of the economy in each of the countries in the region : economic growth, employment and unemployment, the external sector, prices and wages.



Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua attained political independence on 1 November 1981. The new nation consists of three islands: Antigua, the seat of the central government, with an area of 280 km, Barbuda (160 km) and Redonda, an uninhabited rocky islet of 2.5 km. The population in mid-1981 was estimated at 75 235, with 74 000 residing on Antigua and 1 235 on Barbuda. The crude birth rate is 16.0 and the death rate 5.1 per 1 000; net population increase is 1.2%.


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