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Trends in the Caribbean Netherlands 2020 provides updated as well as new information, covering some aspects of life in the Caribbean Netherlands.

The edition before you includes data on all three islands of the Caribbean Netherlands: Bonaire, Saba and St Eustatius, with topics including consumer prices, energy, income, nature and environment and tourism.

This 2020 edition of Trends in the Caribbean Netherlands is a special one, because on October 10 2020 it will be ten years since the three islands became public entities of the Netherlands. This milestone marks a great opportunity to give a compilation of statistics covering the Caribbean Netherlands in the past ten years.

The information can also easily be accessed through our press releases, available on our website. In addition, all our key figures can be found in our online database StatLine, on our Facebook page and on our Twitter account.

I hope you find Trends in the Caribbean Netherlands 2020 a useful and enjoyable source of information.

Director General

Angelique Berg

The Hague/Heerlen/Bonaire, October 2020


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2019–2020 2018 to 2019 inclusive
2019/2020 Average for 2018 to 2019 inclusive
2019/’20 Crop year, financial year, school year, etc., beginning in 2019 and ending in 2020
2017/’18–2019/’20 Crop year, financial year, school year, etc., 2017/’18 to 2019/’20 inclusive

Due to rounding, some totals may not correspond to the sum of the separate figures.

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