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Christmas Island Economy 2009
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SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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Christmas Island Economy 2009
SOURCE: 2009 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK


Economy - overview:
Phosphate mining had been the only significant economic activity, but in December 1987 the Australian government closed the mine. In 1991, the mine was reopened. With the support of the government, a $34 million casino opened in 1993, but closed in 1998. The Australian government in 2001 agreed to support the creation of a commercial space-launching site on the island expected to begin operations in the near future.

GDP (purchasing power parity):
$NA

Labor force:
NA

Budget:
revenues: $NA
expenditures: $NA

Agriculture - products:
NA

Industries:
tourism, phosphate extraction (near depletion)

Exports:
$NA

Exports - commodities:
phosphate

Imports:
$NA

Imports - commodities:
consumer goods

Exchange rates:
Australian dollars (AUD) per US dollar - 1.2059 (2008 est.), 1.2137 (2007), 1.3285 (2006), 1.3095 (2005), 1.3598 (2004)


NOTE: The information regarding Christmas Island on this page is re-published from the 2009 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Christmas Island Economy 2009 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Christmas Island Economy 2009 should be addressed to the CIA.






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