Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionCaribbean Region
Capital CityBridgetown
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
Official LanguagesBajan Creole, English
CurrencyBarbadian dollar, BBD
Phone Code +1-246
Important CitiesBridgetown, Oistins, Holetown, Speightstown
National DayIndependence Day (Nov-30)
GDP (nominal)USD 6.22 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking128
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Animal husbandary,Fishing,Forestry,Mining
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsMartinique, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada, Trinidad and Tobago
Member of(Caribbean Community), ( Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsFood & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Pharmaceutical Products, Books and Papers, Edible Oils & Seeds, Cereals & Pulses, Electrical Products, Chemical Products, Gems & Jewellery, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Cosmetics and Accessories, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Plastics and Products, Machinery & Appliances
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers, Pharmaceutical Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Wood and Pulp, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Household Items & Products, Cereals & Pulses, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Chemical Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.498 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 2.148 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 1.65 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaIndia and Barbados have signed Air Services Agreement on October 6, 2015, for facilitation of travel arrangements for the citizens and the possibility of direct air connectivity and charted light operations between the two countries. The agreement allows, inter alia, full fifth freedom rights including weekly operations of seven air services to each country. The electronic travel authorisation system (eTVA) for Barbadians have already been implemented with effect from May 01, 2015
Major Exports to IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Railway and Locomotives, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Aviation Vehicles, Marine Vessels, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Music and Instruments, Arms and Ammunitions, Household Items & Products, Toys and Games, Other Products
Major Imports from IndiaMining, Metals & Minerals, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Pharmaceutical Products, Silk & Textiles, Chemical Products, Plastics and Products, Ceramic Products, Household Items & Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Machinery & Appliances, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Fashion and Apparel, Rubber and Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Spices, Instruments & Optical Solutions
India's Imports ValueUSD 1.29 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 24.19 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 22.9 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for BarbadosHonorary Consulate General of India (Under Embassy of India in Suriname)
H.E. Dr. Philomena Ann Mohini Harris
Honorary Consul General
Sandy Crest Medical Centre Sunset Crest Holetown St. James Barbados

Embassy of India in Suriname (Accredited to Barbados)
H.E. Dr.Shankar Balachandran
Honourable Ambassador
239 Dr. Sophie Redmondstraat, Post Box No. 1329, Paramaribo, Suriname
597 498344, 531448, 531449

Embassy Details of Barbados in India