Economic Statistics

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Regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP)

Excel icon Regional Table, GDP from 2005 to 2017

COUNTRY / TERRITORIES GDP (IN CURRENT PRICE) / PIB (EN DEVISE LOCALE)
PAYS / TERRITOIRES ('000 in national currency and USD) / (Milliers en devise nationale et $US)
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
American Samoa US$000 641,000 645,000 641,000 658,000 nc
Cook Islandstd> NZ$000 367,719 380,856 r 409,420 p 413,717 p nc
US$000 302,559 295,697 275,826 291,588  
Federated States of Micronesia US$000 316,041 r 317,999 r 315,180 r 329,896 nc
Fiji Islands F$000 6,429,000 7,066,056 r 7,609,654 r 8,014,876 p nc
US$000 3,387,440 3,554,933 3,577,298 3,762,984  
Guam US$000 5,337,000 r 5,531,000 r 5,697,000 r 5,793,000 r nc
Kiribati AUD000 191,740 r 198 438 r 225,143 r 244,223 p nc
US$000 171,569 162,759 164,489 176,720  
Marshall Islands US$000 190,900 183,100 179,400 194,497 222,977 p
Nauru AUD000 112,216 r 101,509 r 135,144 r 141,817 r 163,765 r
US$000 100,411 r 83,258 r 98,736 r 102,619 r 127,737 r
Niue NZ$000 30,929 r 32,700 r 33,740 35,383 nc
US$000 25,448 25,388 22,731 24,938  
Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) US$000 784,000 r 845,000 r 933,000 r 1,242,000 nc
Nouvelle-Calédonie XFP (000) 885,996,528 955,000,000 987,132,166 1,019,004,177 nc
US$000 9,640,876 9,539,507 8,565,881 8,702,743  
Palau US$000 226,143 r 248,303 r 293,915 305,205 289,458 p
Papua New Guinea PNGK000 47,721,000 56,760,000 r 57,136,000 61,702,241 nc
US$000 19,708,773 21,880,980 18,997,720 19,436,206  
Pitcairn NZ$000 nc nc nc nc nc
Polynésie française XFP (000) 538,600,000 568,455,000 584,487,000 nc
US$000   5,380,082 4,932,792 4,991,776  
Samoa SAT$000 1,859,306 r 1,921,730 r 1,982,303 2,108,588 nc
US$000 808,798 810,394 763,385 816,445  
Solomon Islands SBD$000 7,409,800 r 7,720,300 8,129,900 8,685,900 p nc
US$000 1,006,992 1,011,128 1,010,547 1,073,577  
Tokelau NZ$000 10,380 11,238 11,973 14,042 nc
US$000 8,541 8,725 8,066 9,897  
Tonga TOP$000 781,208 804,543 846,093 889,500 nc
US$000     391,656 404,811  
Tuvalu AUD$000 38,852 41,370 47,243 49,365 nc
US$000 34,765 33,932 34,516 35,721  
Vanuatu Vatu000 75,803,000 79,109,000 82,798,000 r 87,250,000 p nc
US$000 779,065 770,292 749,168 777,075  
Wallis & Futuna XFP (000) nc nc 15,000,000
US$000     130,163    

Notes:

  1. nc means data have not been compiled
  2. … means data may have been compiled but not made available to SPC
  3. p means provisional
  4. r means revised
  5. e means data have been estimated

Regional Government Recurrent Expenditure

Excel icon Regional Table Government Recurrent Expenditure 2019

COUNTRY / TERRITORIES YEAR CURRENCY VALUE
PAYS / TERRITOIRES ANNÉE DEVISE DONNÉE 
American Samoa 2017 USD 263,003,499
Cook Islands 2017 NZD 150,661,909
Federated States of Micronesia 2017 USD 81,273,953
Fiji Islands 2017 FJD 2,888,865,183
Guam 2017 USD 1,127,000,000
Kiribati 2017 AUD 211,133,266
Marshall Islands 2017 USD 128,937,800
Nauru 2018/2019 AUD 139,200,000
Niue 2018 NZD 30,361,000
Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) 2017 USD 374,900,000
Nouvelle-Calédonie 2015 XPF 198,738,000,000
Palau 2017 USD 120,749,790
Papua New Guinea 2017 Kina 12,026,308,632
Pitcairn 2017 NZD 8,138,043
Polynésie française 2017 XPF 101,107,000,000
Samoa 2017 SAT 489,036,991
Solomon Islands 2017 SBD 3,505,010,828
Tokelau 2017 NZD 38,795,000
Tonga 2017 TOP 298,601,346
Tuvalu 2017 AUD 61,927,682
Vanuatu 2017 Vatu 25,552,600,000
Wallis & Futuna 2016 XPF 3,296,000,000

Source:  PFTAC/IMF, National Statistics Organisations

Regional Government Revenue

Excel icon Regional Table, Government Revenue 2005 to 2018

COUNTRY / TERRITORIES GDP (IN CURRENT PRICE) / PIB (EN DEVISE LOCALE)
PAYS / TERRITOIRES ('000 in national currency and USD) / (Milliers en devise nationale et $US)
    2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
American Samoa US$000 279,944 253,679 248,974 240,303 ...
Cook Islands NZ$000 149,575 172,106 174,373 188,512 ...
Federated States of Micronesia US$000 208,700 209,000 229,000 286,700 ...
Fiji Islands F$000 2,370,837 2,801,374 2,728,745 3,076,191 3,165,717 p
Guam US$000 724,664 1,174,391 952,894 ... ...
Kiribati AUD000 197,842 253,315 209,258 238,746 r 204,298 p
Marshall Islands US$000 97,476 108,560 122,365 145,490 nc
Nauru AUD000 96,465 115,304 128,457 143,752 129,704
Niue NZ$000 25,472 23,901 22,670 21,312 30,158
Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) US$000 ... ... ... ... ...
Nouvelle-Calédonie XFP (000) 500,665,000 ... ... ... ...
Palau US$000 106,606 114,863 124,699 114,501 ...
Papua New Guinea PNGK000 ... ... ... ... ...
Pitcairn NZ$000 ... ... ... 7,647 6,572 p
Polynésie française XFP (000) 166,150,576 163,855,706 177,022,626 180,503,939 ...
Samoa SAT$000 557,497 579,960 595,387 636,241 673,916
Solomon Islands SBD$000 4,089,000 4,381,000 4,037,000 4,234,000 p 4,610,000 p
Tokelau NZ$000 30,226 23,531 38,062 37,264 34,025
Tonga TOP$000 151,643 188,815 213,768 243,352 264,925
Tuvalu AUD$000 ... 53,111 60,742 51,469 55,832 p
Vanuatu Vatu000 18,351,555 25,720,900 21,664,391 29,719,077 36,158,520
Wallis & Futuna XFP (000) 17,150,000 15,832,000 16,138,000 ... ...

Notes:

  1. nc means data have not been compiled
  2. … means data may have been compiled but not made available to SPC
  3. p means provisional
  4. r means revised
  5. Data of Pacific Island Countries and Territories not included in the table, will be added as and when they become available to SDD of SPC.
    For countries whose fiscal year differs from the Calendar Year, data have been provided for the fiscal year that covers the major part of the Calendar year.

Source:  Central Banks, National Statistics Organisations

Regional Inflation Rates

Excel icon Regional Table, Inflation Rates 2005 to 2017

COUNTRY / TERRITORIES CONSUMER PRICE INDEX / INDICE DES PRIX A LA CONSOMMATION
PAYS / TERRITOIRES (Inflation rate %) / (Taux d'inflation %)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
American Samoa 2.1 -0.3 -0.9 -0.1 3.7
Cook Islands 1.9 2.1 1.9 -0.3 -0.1
Federated States of Micronesia 1.0 0.7 -0.7 -0.9 na
Fiji Islands 2.9 0.5 1.4 3.9 3.3
Guam 0.0 0.8 -0.9 6.0 2.5
Kiribati -1.5 2.1 0.6 1.9 0.4
Marshall Islands 1.9 1.1 -2.2 -1.5 0.0
Nauru 0.0 6.0 10.0 8.0 5.1
Niue -1.6 1.5 0.7 2.2 na
Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) -0.2 0.4 0.1 0.3 na
Nouvelle-Calédonie 0.7 0.6 0.7 0.6 1.2
Palau 2.8 4.0 2.2 -1.3 0.9
Papua New Guinea 5.0 5.2 6.0 6.7 5.2
Pitcairn na na na na na
Polynésie française 1.4 0.3 -0.4 -0.5 0.5
Samoa 0.6 -0.4 0.7 1.3 1.7
Solomon Islands 5.4 5.2 -0.6 0.5 -0.4
Tokelau na 3.7 4.1 -1.4 3.7
Tonga 2.1 1.2 -1.1 2.6 8.0
Tuvalu 2.0 1.1 3.0 4.0 2.4
Vanuatu 1.5 0.8 2.5 0.8 3.1
Wallis & Futuna 2.1 0.4 0.9 -1.7 ...

Notes: … means data may have been compiled but not made available to SPC

Regional International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS)

Excel icon  Regional Table, IMTS from 2005 to 2017

COUNTRY / TERRITORIES CURRENCY INTERNATIONAL MERCHANDISE TRADE STATISTICS / COMMERCE EXTERIEUR
PAYS / TERRITOIRES DEVISE ('000 in country curency) / (Milliers en devises locale)
    2016 2017
    Exports Imports Balance Exports Imports Balance
American Samoa USD 385,152 654,764 -269,612 nc nc nc
Cook Islands NZD 19,607 152,805 -133,198 p 29,355 182,282 -152,927 p
Federated States of Micronesia USD 48,725 185,995 -137,270 nc nc nc
Fiji Islands FJD [000] 1,936,617 4,839,186 -2,902,569 p 2,054,193 4,977,532 -2,923,339 p
Guam USD 82,000 2,291,000 -2,209,000 nc nc nc
Kiribati AUD 14,123 181,724 -167,601 19,884 180,255 -160,371 p
Marshall Islands USD 36,050 96,761 -60,711 nc nc nc
Nauru AUD nc nc nc nc nc nc
Niue NZD 1,791 19,255 -17,464
Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) USD 0 588,332 -588,332 nc nc nc
Nouvelle-Calédonie XPF 143,603,000 258,590,000 -114,987,000 159,184,000 265,016,000 -105,832,000
Palau USD 11,236 147,628 -136,392 9,592 153,522 -143,930
Papua New Guinea Kina 32,895,264 13,102,102 19,793,162 28,959,351 13,914,709 15,044,642
Pitcairn NZD nc nc nc nc nc nc
Polynésie française XPF 18,797,842 160,988,500 -142,190,658 16,150,838 172,770,687 -156,619,849
Samoa SAT 143,755 899,005 -755,250 112,215 900,997 -788,782
Solomon Islands SBD 3,470,468 3,611,485 -141,016 3,934,779 4,502,107 -567,328
Tokelau NZD 0 8,350 -8,350 nc nc nc
Tonga TOP 47,540,446 507,420,906 -459,880,461 41,617,401 523,975,972 -482,358,571
Tuvalu AUD
Vanuatu Vatu 5,292,302 49,835,000 -44,542,698
Wallis & Futuna XPF nc nc nc nc nc  

Notes:

  1. nc means data have not been compiled
  2. … means data may have been compiled but not made available to SPC
  3. p means provisional
  4. r means revised

Regional Principal Exports

Excel icon Regional Table, Principal Exports 2012 to 2018

COUNTRY CURRENCY FISH EXPORTS (Fresh, chilled or frozen)
PAYS DEVISE EXPORTATIONS DE POISSON (Frais, réfrigéré ou congelé)
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Cook Islands NZ$000  na 12,148 20,441 19,393  18,739 28,024 na
Total exports     12,984 21,276 20,162 19,607 29,354  
Fish as % of total exports     93.56% 96.08% 96.19% 95.57% 95.47%  
Federated States of Micronesia US$000  29,214  43,127 37,978 57,244 80,909 70,245 84,173
Total exports   1,038,106 1,051,743 1,105,332 1,150,969 1,135,785 1,188,724 1,193,191
Fish as %   2.81% 4.10% 3.44% 4.97% 7.12% 5.91% 7.05%
Fiji Islands FDJ000  39,867 22,804 na na na na na
Total exports   45,090 27,616          
Fish as %   88.42% 82.58%          
Kiribati AU$000  44 263 3,127 6,105 3,627 4,714 na
Total exports   4,777 4,190 8,335 9,448 9,321 20,570  
Fish as %   0.92%  6.28% 37.52% 64.62% 38.91 22.92%  
Papua New Guinea Kina000 373,122 477,893 631,722 654,398 560,372 na na
Total exports   9,151,300 11,031,227 22,612,751 23,421,070 29,762,579    
Fish as %   4.08% 4.33% 2.79% 2.79% 1.88%    
Samoa  SAT000 18,189 10,740 5,762 30,935 43,524 33,259 33,826
Total exports   135,865 108,638 77,967 101,622 112,603 79,292 71,061
Fish as %   13.39% 9.89% 7.39% 30.44% 38.65% 41.95% 47.60
Solomon Islands  SBS000 na na na na 291,560 na na
Total exports           3,447,253    
Fish as %           8.46%    
Tonga  TOP000 3,614 4,868 6,164 6,829 8,809 na na
Total exports   23,799 21,829 28,230 28,541 30,411    
Fish as %   15.19% 21.47% 21.83% 23.93% 28.97%    
Vanuatu  VUV000 129,000 100,000 10,000 0 0 na na
Total exports   3,698,000 3,811,000 5,692,000 4,249 5,292    
Fish as %   3.49% 2.62% 0.18% 0 0    

Notes: na - not available
Source:  Respective countries Statistics organisations

Regional Trade in Services (TIS)

Excel icon Regional Table_TIS_2013 to 2017

COUNTRY / TERRITORIES LOCAL CURRENCY  TRANSACTION TYPE YEARS
PAYS / TERRITOIRES DEVISE LOCALE TYPE DE TRANSACTION ANNEES
      2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Cook Islands NZ$M Exports 176 186 196 227 249
Imports 78 82 82 89 100
Balance 98 104 114 138 149
Federated States of Micronesia US$M Exports 43 45 43 42 54
Imports 84 81 80 83 92
Balance -41 -36 -37 -41 -38
Fiji Islands FJD$M Exports 2,277 2,522 2,764 2,898 3,065
Imports 1,116 1,139 1,191 1,206 1,347
Balance 1,116 1,383 1,573 1,692 1,717
Kiribati AUD$M Exports 8 9 16 28 12
Imports 57 72 94 102 86
Balance -49 -63 -77 -74 -74
Marshall Islands US$M Exports 18 19 18 18 18
Imports  59 55 54 55 64
Balance -41 -36 -36 -37 -46
Palau US$M Exports 118 135 153 145 131
Imports 43 46 52 60 64
Balance  75 89 101 85 67
Samoa SAT$M Exports 453 475 538 568 501
Imports  202 166 221 208 100
Balance 251 308 317 360 401
Solomon Islands SBD$M   Exports 918 830 842 955 998
Imports 1,811  1,648 1,447 1,648 1,711 
Balance -893  -818 -605 -692 -713
Tonga TOP$000 Exports 133 103 106 179 191
Imports 164  122 144 191 214
Balance -31  -19 -38 -12 -23
Vanuatu VUV M Exports 31,317 32,396 30,926 35,945 38,832
Imports  13,385 14,076 19,544 16,370 16,511
Balance 17,932 18,320 11,382 19,575 22,321

Notes: Data of Pacific Island Countries and Territories not included in the table, will be added as and when they become available to SDD of SPC.
Source: Central Banks, National Statistics Organisations

Regional Visitor Statistics

Excel icon Regional Table, Visitor arrivals from 2005 to 2017

 COUNTRY / TERRITORIES OVERSEAS VISITORS / VISITEURS ÉTRANGERS
PAYS / TERRITOIRES (Arrival numbers) / (Nombre d'arrivées)
  2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
American Samoa 49,313 51,614 44,045 38,285 42,316
Cook Islands 120,774 r 121,458 p 125,130 p 146,473 p 161,362 p
Federated States of Micronesia 42,109 35,440 31,200 29,600 nc
Fiji Islands 768,409 r 780,271 p 868,596 p 962,952 p 1,027,309 p
Guam 1,334,497 1364465 r 1,409,050 1,535,518 1,543,990
Kiribati 4,981 3,005 2,095 4,029 6,600
Marshall Islands 4,333 4,776 6,452 5,336
Nauru 1,581 2,991
Niue 5,129 7,661 8,206 8,920 11,556 p
Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) 438,908 459,240 478,922 501,489 621,846 p
Nouvelle-Calédonie 493,678 528,823 558,075 625,139 613,975
Palau 111,145 146,867 168,764 146,629 122,050
Papua New Guinea 182,188 191,442 198,685 197,632
Pitcairn nc nc nc nc nc
Polynésie française 164,393 180,602 239,077 241,339 254,358
Samoa 124,673 131,795 139,043 146,089 157,515
Solomon Islands 24,053 20,070 19,524 23,194 25,709
Tokelau nc 42 120 81 70
Tonga 59,665 65,801 72,553 86,662 86,579
Tuvalu 1444 r 1527 r 2,541 2,609 2,560
Vanuatu 357,405 329,013 287,423 351,599 332,659
Wallis & Futuna nc nc nc nc nc
Notes:
  1. Overseas visitors include sea and air arrivals. It includes same-day-visitors (i.e. visitors from the cruise ship as well)
  2. Overseas visitors include sea and air arrivals. It includes excursionists/same-day-visitors (i.e. visitors from the cruise ship as well)
  3. nc means data have not been compiled
  4. … means data may have been compiled but not made available to SPC
  5. p means provisional
  6. r means revised
  7. The Aviation Desk of Wallis and Futuna who collect arrival data do not make a difference between local and foreign travelers. Therefore, there are no statistics available on visitor arrivals
  8. Data for American Samoa reflects tourists (not visitor) arrivals from 2005 to 2012
  9. Data for Polynésie française reflects tourists (and not) visitor arrivals from 2005 to 2014

Economic Statistics Regional Data

Pacific Regional Economic and Tourism Data can be viewed on our National Minimum Development Indicator Database (NMDI) Summary Pages.

It is important to note that although these comparisons only show data for the 15 Pacific Countries, we will be extending this to the US and French Territories (with full translation).

  1. Economic Development Indicator Summary (6 Indicators, that range from GDP, CPI, Trade Balance and Tourism Figures)

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Coordination paper on Technical Assistance on Pacific Core Set of Economic Statistics for the PICTs

A paper on Technical Assistance on Economic Statistics for the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) which provides a good guideline on the allocation of leadership roles and secondary roles amongst partners providing technical assistance to their member PICTs.

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Economic useful tables

Regional Standards and Classifications for use in the compilation of economic statistics can be found here.
Updated by Economic Team, SDD, 01 April 2019

  PACIFIC ISLAND COUNTRIES IMTS tables More to come ...
 American Samoa  Excel icon American Samoa_IMTS Tables.xls  
 Cook Islands    
 Fiji  Excel icon Fiji_IMTS Tables.xls  
 French Polynesia    
 Federated States of Micronesia  Excel icon FSM_IMTS Tables.xls  
 Guam
 Kiribati  Excel icon Kiribati_IMTS Tables.xls
 Marshall Islands    
 Nauru  Excel icon Nauru_IMTS Tables.xls
 New Caledonia
 Niue  
 Northern Mariana Islands  Excel icon CNMI_IMTS Tables.xls
 Palau  
 Papua New Guinea  Excel icon PNG_IMTS Tables.xls
 Samoa  Excel icon Samoa_IMTS Tables.xls  
 Solomon Islands
 Excel icon Solomon Islands_IMTS Tables.xls  
 Tokelau  
 Tonga  Excel icon Tonga_IMTS Tables.xls
 Tuvalu  Excel icon Tuvalu_IMTS Tables.xls  
 Vanuatu  Excel icon Vanuatu_IMTS Tables.xls  
 Wallis & Futuna