Economy of Seychelles

Economy of Seychelles

Gross Domestic Product 2012

GDP (purchasing power parity): $2.41 billion (2012 est.)

GDP real growth rate: 3% (2012 est.)

GDP per capita (PPP): $26,200 (2012 est.)

GDP composition by sector

Agriculture: 2%

Industry: 18.5%

Services: 79.5% (2012 est.)

Inflation: 7.2% (2012 est.)

Currency: Seychellois rupee

Business Languages

The commercial languages include the following




Seychelles possesses transportation systems which include 453km of roads, seaports and airports.

In rural areas, especially on La Digue a popular way of public transport is ox-carts.

Energy in Seychelles

The major sources of energy in Seychelles include; petroleum, coal, natural gas and electricity.


Challenges in Seychelles

  • Decline in tourism in recent years
  • Global warming
  • Limited natural resources
  • Scarce agricultural land and remoteness from major markets
  • Unemployment