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The economy of French Guiana is tied closely to that of mainland France through subsidies and imports. Besides the French space center at Kourou, fishing and forestry are the most important economic activities in French Guiana. The large reserves of tropical hardwoods, not fully exploited, support an expanding sawmill industry which provides saw logs for export. Cultivation of crops is limited to the coastal area, where the population is largely concentrated; rice and manioc are the major crops. French Guiana is heavily dependent on imports of food and energy. Unemployment is a serious problem, particularly among younger workers. Budget:
''revenues:'' $135,5 million
''expenditures:'' $135,5 million, including capital expenditures of $105 million (1996) Electricity - production: 465,2 GWh (2003) Electricity - production by source:
''fossil fuel:'' 100%
''hydro:'' 0%
''nuclear:'' 0%
''other:'' 0% (1998) Electricity - consumption: 432,6 GWh (2003) Electricity - exports: 0 kWh (2003) Electricity - imports: 0 kWh (2003) Agriculture - products: rice, manioc (tapioca), sugar, cocoa, vegetables, bananas; cattle, pigs, poultry Currency: Euro Fiscal year: calendar year


References


"The economic accounts of Guyana in 2006: first results" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-01-14.


See also


* Economy of France in: French Guiana, French Polynesia, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Mayotte, New Caledonia, Réunion, Saint Barthélemy, Saint Martin, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, Wallis and Futuna * Montagne d'Or mine * Taxation in France * Economic history of France * Poverty in France {{DEFAULTSORT:Economy Of French Guiana *French Guiana French Guiana