The Economy in Haiti

About 80% of Haitians live off less than two U.S. dollars (USD) per day. The unemployment rate is estimated at 40%. The agricultural sector accounts for the main source of income in Haiti, mainly in the form of small-scale subsistence farming.

Apparel, manufactured goods, oils, cocoa, mangos, and coffee are the main Haitian export commodities. The GDP per capita, which names the average income per year and person, equals approximately 600-1400 USD, depending on the source. In the United States, the average income is roughly 50 times higher.

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