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Saint Kitts and Nevis Economy

Saint Kitts and Nevis' economy in numbers:

Nominal GDP of USD 1.0 billion in 2022.

GDP per capita of USD 16,648 compared to the global average of USD 10,589.

Average real GDP growth of 1.5% over the last decade.

Share of the region's population
Share of the region's GDP

Economic structure:

GDP by economic sector
GDP by type of expenditure

Economic growth:

The economy recorded average annual growth of 1.5% in the decade to 2022. To read more about GDP growth in Saint Kitts and Nevis, go to our dedicated page.

Fiscal policy:

Saint Kitts and Nevis's fiscal surplus averaged 5.1% of GDP in the decade to 2022. Find out more on our dedicated page.


Inflation averaged 7.6% in the decade to 2022. Go to our Saint Kitts and Nevis inflation page for extra insight.

Monetary Policy:

Saint Kitts and Nevis's monetary policy rate ended 2022 at 2.07%, down from 4.07% a decade earlier. See our Saint Kitts and Nevis monetary policy page for additional details.

Exchange Rate:

From end-2012 to end-2022 the East Caribbean dollar stayed on the same level vs the U.S. dollar. For more info on the East Caribbean dollar, click here.
Projections out to 2033.

24 indicators covered including both annual and quarterly frequencies.

Consensus Forecasts based on a panel of 4 expert analysts.

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Saint Kitts and Nevis Economic Data

2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Population (million) 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
GDP (USD bn) 1.1 1.1 0.9 0.9 1.0
GDP per Capita (USD) 19,220 19,422 15,510 14,802 16,648
GDP (LCU bn) 2.9 3.0 2.4 2.3 2.6
Economic Growth (Nominal GDP, ann. var. %) 1.7 2.9 -20.1 -2.9 12.5
Economic Growth (GDP, ann. var. %) 2.0 4.1 -14.6 -0.9 8.8
Fiscal Balance (% of GDP) 2.5 0.5 -1.7 6.8 -2.0
Public Debt (% of GDP) 53.9 54.3 68.0 69.1 61.1
Inflation (CPI, ann. var. %, eop) 6.7 5.8 4.6 6.6 10.7
Inflation (CPI, ann. var. %, aop) 6.7 5.8 4.6 6.6 10.7
Policy Rate (%, eop) 2.05 2.04 2.31 2.18 2.07
Exchange Rate (XCD per USD, eop) 2.70 2.70 2.70 2.70 2.70
Exchange Rate (LCU per USD, aop) 2.70 2.70 2.70 2.70 2.70
Current Account Balance (USD bn) -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -0.1 -
Current Account Balance (% of GDP) -7.2 -5.8 -10.9 -5.8 -
Merchandise Trade Balance (USD bn) -0.3 -0.3 -0.2 -0.2 -0.3
Merchandise Exports (USD bn) 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Merchandise Imports (USD bn) 0.4 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.3
Merchandise Exports (ann. var. %) -9.1 30.6 -20.8 7.6 -37.6
Merchandise Imports (ann. var. %) 6.8 -1.5 -21.4 -7.1 25.5
Foreign Direct Investment (USD bn) 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
International Reserves (USD bn) 0.4 0.4 0.4 0.3 0.3
International Reserves (months of imports) 12.3 12.4 16.3 15.9 11.0

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