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$2.2 Million
Heron at the shore


Annual Wages


Climate and Weather Disasters

(Affecting Guam 2010 to 2018)*

Ocean Economy

Guam’s ocean economy employs up to 21,000 people annually—about one-third of the total economy. Annual gross domestic product is about $5.7 billion.

Leading Employer

Of the six main sectors of Guam’s ocean economy, tourism and recreation is by far the leading employer, at about 88 percent of total ocean employment.

Natural Hazards

One weather disaster affected Guam in 2018—and a total of three affected the territory between 2010 and 2018.

Coastal Resources

Guam’s coral reefs provide almost $17 million in protection to buildings and the local economy every year.**

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