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Cuba:

 
     
     
 

1.      Overview:

a.      Total Area: 110,860 sq km

b.      Total Population: 11,075,244 (July 2012 est.)

                     

                       i.      Agricultural Population – 20%

                       ii.      Total labour force – 5.175 million

c.       GDP: $114.1 billion (2010 est.)

d.      GDP - real growth rate: 1.5% (2010 est.)

e.      GDP – per capita: $9,900 (2010 est.)

f.        GDP - composition by sector:

                        i.      agriculture: 3.8%

                        ii.      industry: 21.6%

                        iii.      services: 74.5% (2011 est.)

g.      Investment (gross fixed): 10.4% of GDP (2011 est.)

h.      Unemployment rate: 3.2% (2011 est.)

i.        People under poverty line: NA%

j.        Industries: sugar, petroleum, tobacco, construction, nickel, steel, cement, agricultural machinery, pharmaceuticals

k.      Industrial production growth rate: 3.2% (2011 est.)

 

2.  Trade:

 

a.      Total Exports: $6.041 billion (2011 est.)

b.      Exports commodities: sugar, nickel, tobacco, fish, medical products, citrus, coffee

c.       Export partners: China 24.8%, Canada 21.5%, Venezuela 7.1%, Netherlands 7.1%, Spain 6.5% (2011)

d.      Total Import: $13.96 billion (2011 est.)

e.      Imports commodities: petroleum, food, machinery and equipment, chemicals

f.        Import partners: Venezuela 37.4%, China 9.8%, Spain 8.4%, Brazil 5.2%, Canada 4.4% (2011)

g.      CO2 emissions (MT): 2.79

 

3.  Climate, Land & Agriculture:

 

a.      Climate: tropical; moderated by trade winds; dry season (November to April); rainy season (May to October)

b.      Total Agricultural Land Area: 66200 Sq. km.

c.       Land Use:

                        i.      Arable land: 27.63%

                        ii.      Permanent crops: 6.54%

                        iii.      Irrigated land: 8,700 sq km

                        iv.      Other: 65.83%

d.      Major Agricultural commodities: sugar, tobacco, citrus, coffee, rice, potatoes, beans; livestock

 

4.  Major Industrial Activities where jute can be used: agricultural industries, food processing, textiles, shoes, etc.

 

5.  Environmental information & data:

 

Environment Current Issue:  air and water pollution; biodiversity loss; deforestation

6.      Jute Statistics:

Production of Jute, Kenaf and Allied Fibres in recent years:

Year

Quantity (000, tones)

2010

6.6

2009

10.0

2008

10.0

2007

10.0

2006

10.0

 

Import quantity of jute and bast fibres in recent years

Year

Quantity (tones)

2010

1000

2009

1000

2008

1000

 

7.  Any special information which is related to jute:

  Production of coffee green in 2010 & 2009:  9800 & 7980 tonnes

Export of coffee green from Cuba in recent years

Year

Quantity (tones)

2010

315

2009

388

2008

216

8.     

 Associate Members: N/A

 

9.  Govt. Department/Ministry may deal with jute:

  Ministry of Agriculture

  Ministry of the Food Industry

  Ministry of Foreign Trade

  Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 

10.IJO and IJSG Collaboration: There had been no collaboration with Cuba and IJSG yet.

 

Sources:

 

http://www.tradingeconomics.com/cuba/co2-emissions-metric-tons-per-capita-wb-data.html

http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/Americas/Cuba-INDUSTRY.html

http://cubacityhall.com/Ministries-of-Cuba.html

https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/sf.html

http://faostat.fao.org/site/666/default.aspx

 

 
     
         
         
     

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