Recent News

The Pacific Nutrient Database User Guide (PNDB)

December 2, 2020
We are pleased to introduce the Pacific Nutrient Database (PNDB) User Guide – an outcome of long-term efforts made by the Pacific Community (SPC), the University of Wollongong (UOW) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

Population Registers: A Key Resource for Producing Vital Statistics brief

October 28, 2020
Technological advances have increased the potential uses of population registers for producing statistics.

Tonga boosts nationwide data on women and children with the release of first MICS results

October 21, 2020
20 October 2020 — As the small Pacific Island nation celebrated World Statistics Day, the Government of Tonga released results of the Tonga Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2019, the country’s first-ever MICS.

Impact of COVID-19 on International Merchandise Trade (IMTS) in the Pacific

October 14, 2020
Many economic sectors of Pacific Island Countries have been deeply affected by the COVID-19 crisis. This is the case of International Merchandise Trade, for which statistics covering the first 6 months of the year 2020 in Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Tuvalu have become available.

2020 Pacific Islands Population Poster

September 22, 2020
This poster provides updated population pyramids for all Pacific Island Countries and Territories, showing the age-sex profiles now and in the future. These distributions help countries to plan for service and infrastructure delivery.

2020 pocket statistical summary

September 15, 2020
Our 2020 pocket statistical summary has arrived, providing a quick overview of statistics for the people and economies of the Pacific Community’s (SPC’s) member countries.

Economic statistics 2030 agenda: where does pacific stand

September 2, 2020
The success of the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development is measured using 231 globally agreed indicators, 46 of them require the calculation of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), a complex indicator calling for a long list of statistics.

Webinar series on utilization of registers and administrative data in Census programmes of Pacific Island countries

July 27, 2020
Theme: 2020+ the era of Administrative data; looking into the role of registers and administrative data in Census programmes of Pacific Island countries