Area: 102 sq km
Population: 5 315 inhab. (estimate 2018)
Density: 52.11 inhab./sq km
Coordinates: lat. 17° N; long. 62° W
Capital: Brades (de facto chief town) 449 inhab. (2011); ; Plymouth (de jure chief town) ;
Currency: East Caribbean dollar (100 cents)
Premier: Donaldson Romeo (MDP, Democratic Party), since 12 September 2014
Internet: www.gov.ms (Government of Montserrat)
Member of  Caricom

Montserrat

Montserrat
Useful information

GMT  -4
DST  not applied
Annual average temperature (°C) Plymouth 26.4
Average temperature in January/July (°C) Plymouth 24.5/28
Daily sunshine hours in June/December (average) Plymouth 8/7
Annual average precipitation (mm) Plymouth 1620
Days of rainfall (annual average) Plymouth 147

Politics and current affairs

Montserrat, a British overseas territory since January 1967, is a volcanic island in the Leeward Islands, part of the Lesser Antilles. Since 1995, eruptions of the previously dormant Soufrière Hills volcano (914 m) have caused widespread damage, forcing some inhabitants to leave. The 2010 Montserrat Constitution Order revised the formation and functioning of the country’s government bodies.

Administrative division

Cities
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Brades449inhab.2011
Plymouth - inhab. -
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Population

Population by age and gender (% - 2018)
75+
60-74
45-59
30-44
15-29
0-14
MALEAGEFEMALE
Demographic statistics
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Females50.1%2018
Males49.9%2018
Ethnic groups
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
black88.4%2011
other8.9%2011


Religions
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Protestant86.7%2010
Catholic6.5%2010


Languages
DESCRIPTION
English (official)
English Creole
Population by selected age groups
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
0-14 years16%2018
15-29 years28%2018


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Economy

Economy - General data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Agricultural prod. index (2004-06=100)104.12index2016
Balance of trade-25.3M US$2018
GDP by economic activity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
agriculture1.4%2017
industry11.8%2017
Financial data
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Currency in circulation0.025BN LCU2018
International reserves50.1M US$2018
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Agriculture

Land use
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
arable land20%2015
forests25%2015
Agriculture - products - Cereals
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cereals, total0.1261000 t2017
maize0.1261000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
potatoes0.2131000 t2017
roots and tubers, total0.2451000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
carrots and turnips0.1421000 t2017
chillies and peppers0.0261000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Cotton
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
seed cotton0.0191000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
fruits, total0.9061000 t2014
Agriculture - products - Citrus fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
citrus fruits0.0921000 t2017
lemons0.0921000 t2017
Agriculture - products - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bananas0.1931000 t2017
mangoes0.1441000 t2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Cereals
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
maize0.0181000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Roots and tubers
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
potatoes0.041000 ha2017
sweet potatoes0.0051000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Vegetables
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
carrots and turnips0.0241000 ha2017
chillies and peppers0.0231000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Cotton
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
seed cotton0.021000 ha2017
Agriculture - areas harvested - Tropical fruits
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
bananas0.0591000 ha2017
mangoes0.031000 ha2017
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Forests-Livestock-Fishing

Livestock - Cattle
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cattle10.0711000 heads2017
cattle and buffaloes10.0711000 heads2017
Livestock - Pigs
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
pigs1.2071000 heads2017
Livestock - Sheep
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
sheep4.8321000 heads2017
Livestock - Goats
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
goats7.1781000 heads2017
Livestock - Equines
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
asses0.4031000 heads2017
asses and mules0.4031000 heads2017
Livestock - Poultry
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
birds351000 heads2017
Livestock - Livestock products
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
eggs0.0731000 t2017
hides and skins0.0981000 t2013
Fishing
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
marine fishes26t2017
total catch26t2017
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Energy

Electric energy - Generated
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
non-renewable electricity generation100%2016
- thermal24M kWh2016
Electric energy - Installed capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
- thermal51000 kW2016
Electric energy - Total production and capacity
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
total net generation24M kWh2016
total installed capacity51000 kW2016
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Industry

Industry - Food and beverages
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
cottonseed oil0.0021000 t2014
fish, frozen0.031000 t2016
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Trade

Merchandise Export
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
20186M US$ -
20176M US$ -
Merchandise Import
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
201831M US$ -
201730M US$ -
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Tourism

International Tourism
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expenditures6.1M US$2017
Number of arrivals8 700units2016
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Communications

Communication - Transport
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Motor vehicles3 100units1995
Passenger cars2 700units1995
Communication - Media and telecommunication
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Broadband subscribers1 170.960per 1000 pop.2015
Internet users546per 1000 pop.2014
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Social and welfare

Social statistics - Education
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Expected years of schooling15years2007
Gross enrolment ratio, primary - Female113index2007
Social statistics - Students and Teachers by level
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Teachers, primary level30units2017
Teachers, secondary level36units2017
Social statistics - Health
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Hospital beds5per 1000 pop.2011
Social statistics - Diseases
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Tuberculosis (prevalence)8.5per 100 000 pop.2008
Other social indicators
DESCRIPTIONVALUEUNITSYEAR
Alcohol consumption per capita8.1litres2008
CO2 emissions0.057M t2016
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