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Table 1 Population on marginal land, GDP per capita, poverty and resource dependency

From: Structural change, marginal land and economic development in Latin America and the Caribbean

Income group GDP per capita (2000 US$) Rural population (%) on less favored agricultural land Poverty headcount ratio (%) Primary product export share (%) Industry employment share (%)
Less than $3,000 $1,631 31.7 58.9 64.3 19.2
Haiti $386 59.9 88.0 15.8 10.8
Guyana $1,211 7.8   92.6 22.8
Nicaragua $1,221 35.2 63.3 94.0 16.5
Bolivia $1,276 23.6 66.4 96.0 20.0
Honduras $1,414 25.7 71.6 63.5 18.5
Paraguay $1,658 47.2 44.8 89.3 17.1
Ecuador $1,837 17.5 50.9 92.1 18.6
Guatemala $1,886 35.7 71.4 60.6 22.8
El Salvador $2,579 64.4 46.5 27.5 21.4
Surname $2,840 0.4 27.2 11.8 23.0
$3,000–$6,000 $4,413 25.8 36.9 71.2 19.6
Peru $3,360 15.8 56.5 86.2 23.7
Colombia $3,362 32.8 46.1 82.6 20.0
Belize $3,490 6.2 44.2 98.3 17.9
Jamaica $3,505 40.3 17.6 59.6 16.1
Dominican Republic $4,176 34.1 48.4 33.1 21.9
Cuba $4,495 34.7   73.1 17.0
Brazil $4,803 26.2 21.4 63.9 22.1
St. Vincent and Gren. $4,845 25.1   83.8 19.6
Costa Rica $5,368 31.7 29.3 39.6 19.8
St. Lucia $5,470 17.6   65.4 16.1
Venezuela $5,672 19.3 32.0 98.0 21.8
Over $6,000 $10,384 20.2 23.5 56.3 22.8
Grenada $6,047 32.1   58.9 23.9
Mexico $6,288 45.5 60.8 27.0 25.5
Dominica $6,519 8.0   33.9 19.8
Panama $6,654 24.4 59.8 86.8 18.6
Chile $7,123 17.5 12.9 86.2 23.0
Argentina $8,717 28.1 1.9 65.4 23.8
Barbados $9,244 32.0   40.2 20.3
Uruguay $9,581 50.5 6.0 74.5 21.1
St. Kitts and Nevis $9,944 0.8   11.9 48.9
Antigua and Barbuda $9,978 7.4   63.1 15.6
Trinidad and Tobago $10,048 9.1 13.5 69.0 32.2
Puerto Rico $16,910 15.3    13.6
`Aruba $18,853 11.1   81.3 20.3
Bahamas $19,467 0.8 9.3 33.4 12.9
All countries $6,007 25.3 41.2 63.5 20.8
  1. GDP per capita ($2,000), 2011 or latest year, from World Bank (2013). Less favored agricultural land consists of irrigated land on terrain greater than 8 % median slope; rainfed land with a length of growing period (LGP) of more than 120 days but either on terrain greater than 8 % median slope or with poor soil quality; semi-arid land (land with LGP 60–119 days); and arid land (land with LGP <60–119 days). Estimates are for 2010 and based on GAEZ dataset. Poverty headcount rate at rural or national poverty line, 2011 or latest year, from World Bank (2013). Primary product export share is the percentage of agricultural raw material, food, fuel, ore and metal commodities to total merchandise exports, 2011 or latest year, from World Bank (2013). Industry employment share is the percentage of total employment in industry, 2011 or latest year, from World Bank (2013)