Pacific statistical/economic briefing dashboard, COVID-19 economic impacts updates - Q1, 2022

The newly Pacific Statistical/Economic Briefing established dashboard summarises the latest available information on the leading economic indicators for the Covid-19 Economic impacts in the first quarter of 2022.

What do the statistics tell us about the impacts of Covid-19 on PICT economies – Q4 2021

Key economic indicators from the final quarter of 2021 indicate an uneven recovery for the economies of Pacific Island Countries and Territories (PICTs) from the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new paper from the Pacific Community.

Data gaps on Pacific kava production, trade and consumption hinder full analysis of investment and growth opportunities

The lack of reliable and comprehensive data on production, domestic consumption and exports of kava could be holding back investment and growth prospects for the kava industry according to a new paper by Nilima Lal, Economic Statistics Adviser,…

Changes in Consumer Prices in Selected Pacific Island Countries and Territories in 2020

Photo credit: Gaelle Le Gall

Stat of the week: Fijian Currency exchange rates

Did you know that the Fijian dollar dropped to a 15 year low against the USD in March 2020 (closure of Fiji border due to COVID-19) and then strengthened by 11.6% to sit at FJ$2.04 per USD (US$0.491 to FJ$) in Jan 2021? You want to find out more? …

„We will overcome it“: Experiences of the impact of COVID-19 in Suva, Fiji

This story originally appeared on the Inter Press Service website, it has been republished here with permission. 

Stat of the week: Remittances in the Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands recorded a 67.5% drop in remittances in Q2 2020 compared to Q2 2019. Explore more data:

Pacific Islanders Turn to Local Economies to Drive Post-pandemic Recovery

This story originally appeared on the Inter Press Service website, it has been republished here with permission. 

New data shows significant declines in international trade in four Pacific Island countries

2020 will be remembered as the year the world experienced COVID-19, the first global pandemic of the modern era. The Pacific has not been spared, and although the number of cases has not reached certain levels known elsewhere in the world, many economic…

SPC Deputy Director General discusses climate change impacts on food security and Pacific economies

A New York Climate Week virtual panel, SPC Deputy Director-General Cameron Diver discusses the impacts of Climate Change on Food Security, Pacific economies and how the Pacific Community acts to address these issues.
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