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Coastal proximity of populations in 22 Pacific Island Countries and Territories

October 4, 2019
The coastal zones of Small Island States are hotspots of human habitation and economic endeavour. In the Pacific region, as elsewhere, there are large gaps in understandings of the exposure and vulnerability of people in coastal zones.

Pacific Island Nations begin work on the Pacific Harmonized System 2022

September 19, 2019
The Harmonized System (HS) is the international guideline that identifies and compiles details of commodities imported and exported in an internationally consistent way for customs, statistical and analytical purposes and trade negotiations.

Fertility Trends in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

July 19, 2019
Data on fertility trends in PICTs are critical for addressing the current unmet need in family planning, and for improving maternal and neonatal health.

Populating labour market indicators and standardising microdata Workshop, 3-7 Dec. 2018

November 30, 2018
PICTs have been implementing a standardised labour force module in census and survey...

Palau CPI rebase: September 2016 = 100

July 21, 2018
Starting from the first quarter of 2018, the Palau Bureau of Budget and Planning has switched to calculating and publishing its quarterly Consumer Price Index (CPI) series based on an updated set of weights and basket of representative goods and services.

Launch of the PACHS17

June 20, 2018
Launching of the Pacific Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System 2017 (PACHS17)...

SPC-ABS workshop on updating the weight reference period of the Consumer Price Index

June 2, 2017
Between 29 May and 1 June 2017, statisticians from Pacific Island countries and territories came together in Noumea, New Caledonia for a workshop on updating the weight reference period of the consumer price index (CPI). The workshop was organised by the Pacific Community (SPC) and the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS), and aimed at training price index compilers on the use of data from expenditure surveys and other sources to rebase their CPI.

Regional classification of occupations and jobs common in Pacific Island countries and territories just released

June 15, 2016
SDD has released the Pacific Standard Classification of Occupations 2016 (PACSCO 2016).