Natural resources and energy
Water, forest and pumice are Dominica's most
important natural resources. The island also has large
resources of limestone and clay.
More than 40 percent of Dominica is wooded, but the
forest industry is not very developed.
Major exports by Dominica with a full list of the top products exported by the country. Includes trade value in U.S. dollars and the percentage for each product category.
About 30 percent of the electricity comes from
hydropower or wind power. Expansion of hydropower has
been partly financed by the export of fresh water to
A project is underway to try to extract energy from
the hot underground sources found on the island. The
heat from the underground could, according to
calculations, cover all of Dominica's energy needs.
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FACTS - ENERGY AND ENVIRONMENT
Energy use per person
607 kilos of oil equivalent (2007)
Carbon dioxide emissions in total
136,000 tonnes (2014)
Carbon dioxide emissions per inhabitant
1.9 tons (2014)
The share of energy from renewable sources
7.8 percent (2015)