Trinidad and Tobago Agriculture and Fishing Overview

Trinidad and Tobago Facts

Tobago is an island in the Caribbean Sea that belongs to the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Tobago is located north of the island of Trinidad. Tobago is especially known for its abundant and unique birds.
Port of Spain
Official language: English
Currency: Trinidad and Tobago dollar
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Time difference to Finland – 6
Daylight saving time is not used
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Agriculture and fishing

The agricultural industry is small in Trinidad and Tobago as the energy sector has long dominated the economy. Agriculture accounts for only half a percent of the gross domestic product and employs a few percent of the labor force.

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Sugar cane has long been the most important commercial crop, but production ceased in 2007 after the EU phased out favorable export conditions.

High-quality cocoa is another traditional export product, but production has declined sharply since the 1970s. The low-quality coffee Robusta is grown, even though that cultivation has decreased in size, and flowers are exported to the United States. For the domestic market fruits and vegetables and rice are grown. Local producers ensure that the country is largely self-sufficient for eggs and chicken. For Trinidad and Tobago defense and foreign policy, please check themotorcyclers.

Fishing is conducted on a small scale. Most of the catch is consumed locally, but frozen shrimp is exported. A small forestry produces teak used for boat repairs.


Agriculture’s share of GDP

0.5 percent (2018)

Percentage of land used for agriculture

10.5 percent (2016)

Trinidad and Tobago Agriculture and Fishing