The The management of money, currency and trade of a nation. The... of French Guiana is tied closely to that of France through subsidies and imports. Besides the French space center at Kourou, fishing and forestry are the most important economic activities.
The large reserves of tropical hard woods, not fully exploited, support an expanding sawmill industry which provides sawn logs for export. Cultivation of crops is limited to the coastal area, where the population is largely concentrated; rice and manioc are the major crops. French Guiana is heavily dependent on imports of food and energy. An economic situation in which jobless people, often those w... is a serious problem, particularly among younger workers.