Seychelles Economic Outlook

  • 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.

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Key Facts

Capital: Victoria
Area: 80,469 sq km
Total Population 2017: 100,000.0
Urban Population 2017: 73.50%
Female Population 2017: 49.70%
GDP: US$ 1.9 Billion
GNI Per Capita 2015: US$ 14,760
Inflation Rate: 2.56%
Crude Birth Rate (per 1000): 16.00%
Human Development Index (rank / 188): 63
Human Development Index (scale 0 to 1): 0.782
Membership Date: 01/04/1977
Cumulative Approvals (1967-2016): UA 151.2 Million

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East Africa Regional Resource Center (EARC)

African Development Bank Group
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Nairobi, Kenya

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Mr. Gabriel Negatu, RRC Director