Tuesday, Oct 17, 2017
SEYCHELLES NEWS

Seychelloise Heaven

Eden Island, a paradise in the middle of Seychelles




The stunning development includes mansions, villas and apartments like none of the properties seen in the archipelago Nov 24, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Africa | Seychelles


Connectivity in Seychelles

New codeshare flights put Seychelles within easier reach of U.S.




Codeshare agreement with Etihad connects six major American cities with the Indian Ocean nation via Abu Dhabi, enhancing the potential for trade and tourism Nov 03, 2016

Transport | Africa | Seychelles


Seychellois Tourism & Culture

Tourism arrivals reach record level, pushing sustainable, balanced development to the fore




Seychelles has been voted number one island destination in Africa and Middle East and is attracting ever-increasing numbers of visitors in search of an... Oct 08, 2016

Tourism & Culture | Africa | Seychelles


Sustainable Development in Seychelles

Blue economy pioneer sets global example




Tiny Indian Ocean state is receiving international acclaim for its innovative financing methods for sustainable practices Sep 28, 2016

Finance | Industry & Trade | Africa | Seychelles


‘We are working to bring financial services closer to the people’

Caroline Abel
Governor of the Central Bank of Seychelles

After entering an IMF-supported program in 2008, the Seychelles has become a beacon of macroeconomic... May 20, 2016


Eden Island offers a slice of paradise to international buyers

Peter Smith
Director of Sales and Marketing, Eden Island Development Company

Built on a dead coral reef near to the capital Victoria, Eden Island has proved to be a... Apr 19, 2016



LOCATION:



archipelago in the Indian Ocean, northeast of Madagascar



AREA:



total: 455 sq km



CLIMATE:



tropical marine; humid; cooler season during southeast monsoon (late May to September); warmer season during northwest monsoon (March to May)



POPULATION:



92,430 (July 2015 est.)



GOVERMENT TYPE:



Republic



CAPITAL:



Victoria



INDEPENDENCE:



29 June 1976 (from the UK)



GDP (purchasing power parity):



$2.533 billion (2015 est.)



$2.448 billion (2014 est.)



$2.369 billion (2013 est.)



GDP (official exchange rate):



$1.375 billion (2015 est.)



GDP - real growth rate:



3.5% (2015 est.)



3.3% (2014 est.)



6% (2013 est.)



GDP - per capita (PPP):



$27,000 (2015 est.)



$26,000 (2014 est.)



$25,200 (2013 est.)



AGRICULTURE - Products:



coconuts, cinnamon, vanilla, sweet potatoes, cassava (manioc, tapioca), copra, bananas; tuna



INDUSTRIES:



fishing, tourism, beverages



EXPORT:



$450.6 million (2015 est.)



$538.9 million (2014 est.)



country comparison to the world: 176



 EXPORT - commodities:



canned tuna, frozen fish, petroleum products (reexports)



EXPORT- partners:



France 24.8%, UK 18.6%, Italy 11.9%, Japan 9.2%, Mauritius 6.2%, Spain 4.2% (2014)



IMPORTS:



$1.05 billion (2015 est.)



$1.081 billion (2014 est.)



country comparison to the world: 177



IMPORTS- commodities:



machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, petroleum products, chemicals, other manufactured goods



IMPORTS- partners:



Saudi Arabia 23.6%, Spain 9.8%, France 5.2%, South Africa 4.6% (2014)






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