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Antigua and Barbuda

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Official language

Other language
Antiguan Creole


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Capital:  Saint John’s 
Currency: Eastern Caribbean dollar
Population: 98,728 thousands
Population density: 224/km2


GDP: 1.47 billion USD (2021)
GDP per capita: 14,900.8 USD ‎(2021) ‎
Exports: $134 million (2020)


Internet users: 76% penetration, 75.3 thousands
Unemployment rate: 4.1% (2021)
Urbanisation: 80.44% (2019)
Literacy: 98.95% (2019)


Numbering system
Arabic numerals with dot as decimal separatorr

Date format: dd – mm – yyyy
Time: 24h time system
Country code: 001268

Language data sources: Worldatlas/Britannica//EF/Wikipedia; Demography data sources: IMF/Worldometers; Conventions data source: Wikipedia; Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal; Statistics data sources: Datareportal/WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF/Culturalatlas/Commisceoglobal

Facts and data


$662 billion (2020).  Refined Petroleum ($201M), Passenger and Cargo Ships ($185M), Recreational Boats ($16.5M), Cars ($12.1M), and Poultry Meat ($8.94M), importing mostly from United States ($269M), Poland ($114M), China ($91.2M), United Kingdom ($26.9M), and Brazil ($23.1M).

Ease of doing business
It moderately easy to conduct businesses (rated 60.3 out of 100). Ranked 14th out of 32 Latin American and Caribbean countries. Ranked 60th out of 190 countries worldwide (2020, World Bank).

$134 billion (2020).  Passenger and Cargo Ships ($97.9M), Refined Petroleum ($20.1M), Gold ($3.57M), Rice ($1.63M), and Soybean Oil ($1M), exporting mostly to Poland ($95.4M), Dominican Republic ($18M), United Arab Emirates ($3.68M), Norway ($3.54M), and United States ($2.64M).

Economy data sources: WTO/OEC/CIA/Esomar/Datareportal

Service Imports (2018)

Source: OEC

Most Complex Products by PCI

Product Complexity Index measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters

Source: OEC

Most Specialised Products by RCA Index

Specialisation is measured using Revealed Comparative Advantage, an index that takes the ratio between Antigua and Barbuda observed and expected exports in each product

Source: OEC

Export Opportunities by Relatedness

Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product, the barchart show only products that Antigua and Barbuda is not specialized in

Source: OEC

Ethnic composition in Angola in the 20th century

Source: Britannica

Tertiary education in Antigua and Barbuda

Source: UNESCO

Tertiary education in Antigua and Barbuda by sex

Source: UNESCO



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Media language English

Information channels
Dailies and weeklies carry a range of opinions, including criticism of the government.

The first private radio station, Observer Radio, launched in 2001 after a five-year struggle to get a license. BBC World Service radio broadcasts on 89.1 FM.

There were 65,000 internet users by mid-2009 (Internet world stats). Antigua, which licenses online gambling companies, has waged a battle in the World Trade Organization over US government moves against offshore betting sites.

The press

Antigua Sun – daily
Daily Observer
The Worker’s Voice – bi-weekly, published by Antigua Labour Party and Antigua Trades and Labour Union
Caribarena Antigua – news portal


ABS Television – run by Antigua and Barbuda Broadcasting Service (ABS)


ABS Radio – run by Antigua and Barbuda Broadcasting Service
Observer Radio – commercial
Caribbean Radio Lighthouse – run by the Baptist church
ZDK Liberty Radio – private, commercial
Sun FM – private, commercial
Crusader Radio – owned by United Progressive Party

Media data source: BBC

Internet Data

Internet users
76% penetration rate, 75.3 thousand

Share of web traffic by device
48.01% mobile phones, 47.41% computers (laptops and desktops), 4.54% tablet devices, others 0.04%

Mobile connection as a percentage of total population: 198%

Percentage of mobile connections that are broadband (3G-5G): 65.1%

Most popular web search engines
Google (91.31%), Bing (7.11%),Yahoo (1.19%), DuckDuckgo (0.23%), Yandex (0.11%) Ecosia (0.03%),

Most used social media
Facebook (94.66%), Instagram (2.61%), Pinterest (1.48%), Twitter (0.67%), YouTube (0.41%), Reddit (0.01%)

nternet data sources: Datareportal/Statcounter

Social statistics

Life expectancy
77 yrs (2020)

Healthcare expenditure as % of GDP

Social statistics sources: WorldBank/UN/UNESCO/CEIC/IMF

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