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Economic outlines and opportunities for innovation

Curaçao’s main economic activities are in the tourism, oil refinery and transhipment, trade and offshore sectors. Key opportunities for innovation The report “Strategies for Sustainable Long Term Economic Development in Curaçao” (Thierry Apotheker Consulting SAS, May 2013) commissioned by the Ministry of Economic Development, has identified those key opportunities: Tourism, cultural and creative industries, financial services, oil refining, clean energy, ICT (Curaçao has a highly competitive telecommunications market with a number 1 position in download speeds throughout Latin-America and the Caribbean).

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Member state: The Netherlands
Surface (km2): 444
EEZ (km2): 68 783
Population (2012): 154 004
Capital: Willemstadt
Languages: Dutch, English, Papiamento
GDP per capita (€ – year): 16 970
Main economic sectors: Tourism, Oil terminal, Trade and real estate
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