CBS: Launch National Accounts Survey 2014 in Caribbean Netherlands

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 2014. 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 questionairre.

On Saba and Sint Eustatius all organisations that are economic 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 in Bonaire will be addresses 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 second quarter of 2016.

Some provisional results of the2013 survey conducted in 2013 :

The size of Bonaire’s economy (GDP) amounted to 386 million USD in 2013. The GDP of St Eustatius was 104 million USD and Saba’s GDP was 45 million USD. The per capita GDPs for Bonaire, St Eustatius and Saba were 21,500 USD, 26,400 USD and 23,600 USD respectively.
Year-on-year economic growth figure for Bonaire was 2.0 percent, for St Eustatius 0.8 percent and for Saba 6.0 percent.

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.

For further information and questions please contact our office on Bonaire.

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