- In July 2015 Seychelles reached high-income status, reflecting the government’s sound macroeconomic policies and comprehensive structural reforms in recent years that have supported robust economic growth, averaging 5.3% during 2011-15.
- Seychelles’ medium-term growth outlook is moderate, with GDP projected to grow at 3.1% in 2016 and 3.7% in 2017 while the traditional tourism and fisheries sectors are expected to remain the main drivers.
- With potential increases in economic activities in non-traditional sectors, such as high-value added manufacturing and growth of population, changing consumption patterns and the limited land available, rapid urbanisation represents a major challenge for the towns of Seychelles and, indeed, all small island developing states.
|Area:||80,469 sq km|
|Total Population 2015:||90,000.0|
|Urban Population 2015:||54.39%|
|Female Population 2015:||49.09%|
|GDP:||US$ 1.4 Billion|
|GNI Per Capita 2015:||US$ 12,260|
|Crude Birth Rate (per 1000):||16.55%|
|Human Development Index (rank / 187):||46|
|Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1):||0.806|
|Cumulative Approvals (1967-2015):||UA 151.2 Million|