Focus on Guadeloupe
Office Space news by BURO Club
News of the 17/10/2017
Guadeloupe has the dual status of French department and French overseas region. The archipelago is at the heart of the 38 Caribbean territories and is ideally located in between South America and the United States, which greatly facilitates trade development.
BURO Club was not mistaken in creating the Baie-Mahault business center and its offices for rent available for Guadeloupeans and other workers in transit. This BURO Club business center is in the middle of Jarry’s industrial zone, which is France's 3rd largest industrial hub.
To all those who wish to know Guadeloupe better, here are some figures selected by BURO Club in order to help you discover the island.
Importance of agriculture
The Guadeloupean archipelago covers more than 1600 km². 80% of its activity focuses on agriculture and service sectors, which are both still progressing. Banana and sugar cane farming are the main two agricultural activities. Tourism also plays an important role in Guadeloupe’s economy.
Guadeloupe has a population of over 400,000 people. The region is composed of a butterfly-shaped main island called Grande-Terre in the east and Basse-Terre in the west. It is surrounded by several charming islets such as Marie-Galante, Les Saintes, Désirade and Petite Terre. Guadeloupeans’ average age is 39. They are younger than in Metropolitan France where the same average is 41 years old.
GDP and growth
According to INSEE (French national institute for statistical and economic studies), 2015 Guadeloupe’s economic recovery continued since 2014. It rose to 1.9% against 1% in 2014. Its gross domestic product (GDP) is 8.3 billion in 2015 from 8.05 billion in 2014. The population has slightly decreased (-0.3% in 2015) but it worth mentioning that the GDP per inhabitant went up 2.2% to reach 20 600 euros (In 2014: 19,950 euros). The investment had dropped the year before (-7.0% in volume) but rebounded in 2015 (+2.5%) thanks to the presence of businesses and an increase in household consumption.