Economy

Pacific kava production, trade and consumption: Gaps in data hinder full analysis

October 19, 2021
Cultivating and selling kava is an important source of income for many rural farmers and their families. It is also an important value-adding commodity since other than the usual powder form, it comes in other forms including capsules.

What do the statistics tell us about the Impacts of COVID-19 on PICT Economies

October 5, 2021
Almost eighteen months on since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, Pacific economies are still grappling with its impact and putting in place their economic recovery efforts.

The importance of good data: Pacific food trade

September 8, 2021
Over the past century, the basic characterisation of the Pacific food system has transitioned from one of subsistence and abundance to one that relies on imports of staples and highly processed foods.

The benefits of the partnership between the ABS and SPC, a blog by Hugh Stehlik, ABS

August 11, 2021
ABS has a long-standing relationship with SPC, including contributing technical expertise, support and assistance to the Ten Year Pacific Statistics Strategy (2010-2020) which is led by the SPC Statistics for Development Division (SDD).

COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information and Community Resilience

June 28, 2021
The COVID-19 Pandemic, Geospatial Information and Community Resilience: Global Applications and Lesson report is now available.

'Regional comparison, that is where the data gap is'

June 10, 2021
Health, disability, gender, employment indicators and data are key for effective policy development in Pacific Islands Countries and Territories (PICTs).

Changes in Consumer Prices in Selected PICTs in 2020

May 31, 2021
The outbreak of COVID-19 in the PICTs in 2020 led to many job losses, especially in the tourism and related industries, and a significant slowing-down in overall economic activity.

International trade as a share of gross domestic product in selected Pacific economies

March 18, 2021
International trade as a share of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), or trade-to-GDP ratio as it is more commonly referred to, gives an indication of the relative openness and importance of trade in a country.

Pre-COVID-19 baseline indicators for 9 Pacific Island countries

December 14, 2020
As the world is facing an unprecedented crisis with the Coronavirus (COVID-19), the Pacific region has not been as affected as the rest of the world when it comes to infection rates, but the economic implication of the pandemic has been catastrophic across many of the 22 Pacific Island countries and territories.

Visitor arrival numbers slump in the Pacific Island Countries and Territories

December 9, 2020
All around the world, COVID-19 is having serious impacts on the tourism industry. The Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) are no exception.