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What the 150 top websites do

Of the top 150 website (Global by design ranking):

  • 22/150 translate into English
  • 8/150 translate into Spanish
  • 1/150 translates into Dutch

If you need others information, below you can find a selection of economic/social/cultural data



Official languages
Dutch and Papiamento.

Other languages
Spanish and English.


T-Index ranks countries according to their potential for online sales.


Capital: Oranjestad
Currency: Aruban florin
Population: 106,445
Population density: 560.4/km2


GDP: 3.06 billion USD (2022)
GDP per capita: 29,007.69 USD ‎(2022) ‎
Exports: $1.3 billion (2021)


Internet users: 97.2% penetration, 103.3 thousand
Unemployment rate: 7.8% (2011)
Urbanisation: 44% (2022)
Literacy: 98% (2020)


Numbering system
Arabic numerals with comma as decimal separator and space as thousands separator

Date format: dd – mm – yyyy
Time: 24h time system
Country code: 00297

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


$190 million (2021). Refined Petroleum ($272M), Crude Petroleum ($61.8M), Rolled Tobacco ($48.6M), Acyclic Hydrocarbons ($41.4M), and Packaged Medicaments ($28.2M), importing mostly from United States ($551M), Netherlands ($171M), Italy ($150M), China ($78.3M), and Panama ($48.2M).

In 2021, Aruba was the world’s biggest importer of Typewriters ($29.7k).

$1.3 billion (2021). Crude Petroleum ($80M), Rolled Tobacco ($42.7M), Hard Liquor ($11.3M), Refined Petroleum ($7.93M), and Scrap Iron ($5.42M), exporting mostly to South Korea ($80.3M), Colombia ($43.7M), United States ($15M), Jordan ($11.4M), and Netherlands ($9.45M).

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

Service Imports (2020)
Service Exports (2020)

Source: OEC

Historical Data Trade Imports

The following section uses historical trade data imports from partners of Aruba.

Historical Data Trade Exports

The following section uses historical trade data exports from partners of Aruba.

Source: OEC

The Top Export Opportunities for Aruba by Relatedness

Relatedness measures the distance between a country's current exports and each product by showing only products that Aruba is not specialized in.

Aruba's Most Complex Exports

The Product Complexity Index (PCI) measures the knowledge intensity of a product by considering the knowledge intensity of its exporters.

Source: OEC

Aruba's Most Specialized Products

Specialization is measured using Revealed Comparative Advantage (RCA), an index that takes the ratio between Aruba observed and expected exports in each product.

Source: OEC

Market Growth Imports (2020)

This score represents the likelihood that the given country will start importing that product in the next few years. It forecasts the opening of a new specific market.

Market Growth Exports (2020)

This score represents the likelihood that the given country will start exporting that product in the next few years. It forecasts the opening of a new specific market.

Source: OEC



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Media language Papiamento and English.

Information channels
Aruba observes freedom of the press, as guaranteed under Dutch law. The mostly widely-read newspapers are in the Papiamento language.
There are two commercial TV stations. A cable TV subscription service provides access to foreign channels and there are a wide range of commercial radio stations available.


Tele Aruba

The press

Antilliaans Dagblad – Dutch language daily distributed in the Dutch Caribbean islands of Aruba, Bonaire, Curacao and Sint Maarten
Awe Mainta – Papiamento-language
Diario Aruba – Papiamento-language
Bon Dia
The Morning News – English-language
Aruba Today – English-language


Radio Kelkboom
Hit 94
Magic 96.5
Canal 90

Media data source: BBC

Internet Data

Internet users
97.2% penetration, 103.3 thousand

Share of web traffic by device
63.70% mobile phones, 33.58% computers (laptops and desktops), 2.62% tablet devices and 0.10% other devices.

Mobile connection as a percentage of total population: 143.5%

Percentage of mobile connections that are broadband (3G-5G): 87.6%

Most popular web search engines
Google (93.94%), Bing (4.51%),Yahoo! (0.85%), Duckduckgo (0.56%), Ecosia (0.08%), Other (0.06%).

Most used social media
Facebook (71.75%), Instagram (9.58%), Pinterest (7.26%), Twitter (6.77), YouTube (3.81%), Reddit (0.33%), LinkedIn (0.27%), Other (0.22%).

Internet data sources: Datareportal/Statcounter

Social statistics

Life expectancy
75 yrs (2021)

Current education expenditure
100% of total expenditure in public institutions

44% (2022)

7.8% (2011)

98% (2020)

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

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