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British Indian Ocean Territory - Economy (Facts)
Economy - overview: All economic activity is concentrated on the largest island of Diego Garcia, where a joint UK-US military facility is located. Construction projects and various services needed to support the military installation are performed by military and contract employees from the UK, Mauritius, the Philippines, and the US. There are no industrial or agricultural activities on the islands. When the native Ilois return, they plan to reestablish sugarcane production and fishing. The territory makes money by selling fishing licenses and postage stamps.
Electricity - production: NA kWh; note - electricity supplied by the US military
Electricity - consumption: NA kWh
Currency: US Dollar (USD)

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