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The economy has been growing rapidly and traditional subsistence agriculture and fishing have been transformed. Growth is led by the expansion in tourism and modernisation of the fishing industry.

The main industries are fishing, tourism, shipping and commerce. Contributions to the GDP are: tourism (17.8 %), fisheries (11.8%), construction (9.1 %) and administration (9.0 %).

(Source: FISB, Source: FISB, Ministry of Trade and Industries, Government of Maldives)

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