Trade in Goods

Trade in goods comprises tangible products, which add or subtract from the stock of material resources of a country by entering (imports) or leaving (exports) its economic territory.  It includes barter transactions or goods exchanged as part of gifts or grants. It excludes goods in transit or temporarily admitted or withdrawn, except for goods for inward or outward processing, as they do not add to or subtract from the stock of material resources of a country.

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Key Reports
  • New data shows significant declines in international trade in four Pacific Island countries
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  • Pacific Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose 2020
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  • Regional Principal Exports 2012-2018
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  • Regional International Marchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) 2005-2017
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    News & Publications

    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 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.

    Pacific Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose (PACCOICOP) 2020

    July 6, 2020
    The Pacific Classification of Individual Consumption According to Purpose 2020 (PACCOICOP 2020) is a regional classification of goods and services purchased by individuals and households in the Pacific Island countries and territories.

    The Economic and Social Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Pacific Island Economies

    April 29, 2020
    The ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic around the world has necessitated the Statistics Development Division (SDD) of the Pacific Community (SPC) to explore it’s impact on the Pacific Island economies.