Stat of the week: In Fiji, gross tourism earnings were only 3% of GDP in 2020

Did you know? In Fiji, gross tourism earnings were only 3% of GDP in 2020, a significant drop from the previous year (17% in 2019). This decrease was mainly due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Stat of the week: In Vanuatu, 8.6% of the population lived below the international poverty line in 2019, a decrease from 13.1% in 2009

In Vanuatu, 8.6% of the population lived below the international poverty line in 2019, a decrease from 13.1% in 2009. This evolution shows some reduction of extreme poverty in Vanuatu. To illustrate this statistic, Vanuatu graduated from the world's…

8th session of the Committee on Statistics of the ESCAP

​The Committee will discuss statistical development in the region, regional cooperation and the formulation of regional positions to advance official statistics in line with existing commitments, including the collective vision and framework for action…

Stat of the week: 106 is the ratio of girls to boys in secondary education in Palau in 2018

106 is the ratio of girls to boys (girls per 100 boys) in secondary education in Palau. (Gross enrolment rate, 2018) In 2017, it was 121. Gender parity in education helps to close skills gaps and contributes to economic prosperity. Are you interested in…

Stat of the week: Adults in Samoa have a low number of deposit accounts with commercial banks

Adults in Samoa have a low number of deposit accounts with commercial banks, at 21 per 1,000 adults. Banks remain a key institution for access to formal financial services.  

An unexpected treasure

Photo credit: SPC/Toga Raikoti  

Stat of the week: 6.94% of household expenditure in Niue is on alcoholic beverages

Did you know? On average, 6.94% of household expenditure in Niue is on alcoholic beverages. According to the World Health Organization, 56% of alcohol consumption is beer. 

Stat of the week: the 2021 inflation rate in Tuvalu was 6.7%

The 2021 inflation rate in Tuvalu was 6.7%, up from 1.6% in 2020.  The Inflation rate is the annual percentage increase of the cost of living as measured by the consumer price index. Consumer price indices are based on a representative basket of goods…

Data and the digital economy – the key to inclusive and sustainable digital development?

The Pacific Data Hub’s latest Community of Practice talanoa, held in partnership with the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) concentrated on the role of data in today’s digital economy.

Stat of the week: Imports of fuel equivalent to 13% of Palau’s GDP

Palau's total fuel import (as a % of GDP). It's the highest share in the Pacific and means Palau has had to absorb the increased oil price since April 2020.
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