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Theme Communication and Infrastructure
Code T-AFD-2.1.3
Sub-theme Transport
Sub-sub-theme Maritime
Name Average cost of shipping TEU (AU$) inbound from nearest major metropolitan hub (Defined as: Auckland to Polynesia, Brisbane to Central & Western Pacific, Guam to Northern Pacific)
Definition Affordibility (International) - Nearest metropolitan hubs are defined as follows: Auckland for Polynesia includes Tonga, Niue, Cook Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tokelau and French Polynesia; Sydney for Central Pacific includes Fiji Islands, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, Wallis and Futuna, and Tuvalu; Guam for Northern Pacific, includes Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Palau and Nauru.
Unit of Measure AU$
Assumptions Based on average of available quotes from freight operators
Limitations Nearest metropolitan hub may not be main trading route. Quotes may not reflect prices actually achieved in negotiation by large suppliers.
Purpose/Rationale Assessment of cost of freighting to nearest major market, allowing an analysis of impacts on competitively, and impacts on import prices.
Policy Linkages National Development plans
Preferred Data Sources Shipping agents
Primary Data Collection System Survey - SPC contacting national ministries and agencies
Frequency of Data Collection Annual
SPC Responsibility - Data Management EDD
SPC Programme EDD
Unit AU$