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 Fiji, 19.61% of seats are held by women in the national parliament

Did you know? In Fiji, 19.61% of seats are held by women in the national parliament, up from 14% in 2015. These gender inequalities remain in many countries in the world.

Stat of the week: 90% of the land area of Solomon Islands is covered by forest

Nine-tenths of the land area of Solomon Islands is covered by forest. The Pacific Region (excluding Australia and New Zealand) has the highest forest cover of any region in the world. It is crucial to protect these forests because we depend on them for…

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…

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: 68.9% of Fiji's population used the internet in 2018

Did you know? The number of internet users per 100 inhabitants in Fiji is estimated to have more than doubled between 2012 and 2018, from 33.7 to 68.9. The indicator proportion of individuals using the Internet is defined as the proportion of individuals…

Stat of the week: $2,230 is the average price per metric tonne for coconut oil

Did you know? In the Pacific, coconut is king. It helps drive many Pacific economies that rely on it and its oil.  In March 2022, the average price per metric tonne for coconut oil peaked at US$2,230. In April 2022, the price dropped slightly to US$2,095…

Stat of the week: 53% of Papua New Guinea's total final energy consumption comes from renewable sources

Did you know? 53% of Papua New Guinea's total final energy consumption comes from renewable sources.    

Stat of the week: 7.13% of household expenditure in Tokelau is on tobacco

Did you know ? In 2015, 7.13% of household expenditure in Tokelau was on tobacco. On the occasion of the World No Tobacco Day, WHO remind us the harmful impact of the tobacco industry on the environment is vast and growing adding unnecessary pressure to…

Stat of the week: Sustainable fisheries contributes 10% of GDP in the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Did you know? In 2017, sustainable fisheries contributes 10% of GDP in the Republic of the Marshall Islands. 
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