The IMF Country Reports Series covers economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with officials of the country, is published at the option of the member.
This paper reviews economic developments in St. Kitts and Nevis during 1993-95. Economic performance was broadly satisfactory in 1993-94 with high real GDP growth, low inflation, and a favorable external position. Faced with increased external competition and reduced concessional aid flows, the government has pursued a development strategy aimed at diversifying the economy away from the sugar industry toward tourism-led activities. As a result, the tourism sector expanded rapidly, generating substantial employment opportunities and foreign exchange earnings, the economic structure being centered on service-oriented activities.