SABA/ST. EUSTATUIS - For the next months, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) will carry out a survey on production revenues and costs in the Caribbean Netherlands: The National Accounts Survey 2017.
The survey aims to show the economic development on the three islands. The organisations on the islands will be approached by CBS to complete the questionnaire.
On Saba and St Eustatius all organisations that are economically active will be approached by CBS. On Bonaire, a large part of the investigation will be based on available resources, in order to reduce the burden on the organisations as much as possible.
A small part of the organisations on Bonaire will be addressed through a letter, since CBS is not able to obtain the information of these organisations through other sources. The results of the survey will be published in the last quarter of 2019.
Some results of the 2016 survey:
- The size of Bonaire’s economy (GDP) amounted to 434 million USD in 2016. The GDP of St Eustatius was 100 million USD and Saba’s GDP was 48 million USD. The per capita GDPs for Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba were 22,500 USD, 26,100 USD and 24,200 USD respectively.
- Year-on-year economic growth figure for Bonaire was 2.2 percent, for St Eustatius there was a 1.0 percent decrease and for Saba a 0.5 percent decrease on 2015.
CBS is required by Law to treat all information collected as strictly confidential.
CBS would like to thank all selected organisations in advance for their cooperation and, if necessary, is available to assist when completing the questionnaire.