Santiago Island has highest GDP in Cabo Cape Verde

7 August 2015

Santiago Island is the largest contributor to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of Cabo Verde (Cape Verde) accounting for 52.3 percent of the total in 2002 and 53.2 percent in 2012, according to figures presented Thursday in Praia by the National Statistics Institute (INE).

The figures also showed that after Santiago were the islands of São Vicente with 16.1 percent (2002) and 15.2 percent (2012) and Sal Island with 12.8 percent (2002) and 10.8 percent (2012).

In the same years, the islands that contributed least to GDP were São Nicolau Nicholas with 2.2 percent and 2.1 percent, Maio with 1.3 percent and 1.2 percent and Brava with 1.0 percent and 0.8 percent.

The island of Boa Vista has grown considerably, from 2.5 percent to 5.2 percent between 2002 and 2012, Fogo stayed the same 5.2 percent and the island of Santo Antãoo registered 6.7 percent in 2002 and 6.2 percent in 2012.

These results make the differences between the ten islands of Cabo Verde more visible, according to the National Statistics Institute. (macauhub/CV)