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 It excludes goods in transit or temporarily admitted or withdrawn, except for goods for inward or outward processing, as they do not add to or subtract from the stock of material resources of a country.

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News & Publications

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.

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.