Stat of the week: In 2022, inflation in Samoa reached 11%
In 2022, inflation in Samoa reached 11%, up from 3.1% in 2021. High inflation erodes purchasing power. Explore more data from the Pacific Data Hub (PDH):
Pacific Week of Agriculture and Forestry: The Pacific kava sector anticipates export growth and eyes major global markets.
Nadi, Fiji – Pacific kava is in high demand, after the opening of Australian markets to commercial imports, raising hopes for increased interest across other global markets in Asia, North America, and the European Union.
Stat of the week: In Tuvalu, the unemployment rate was 24% in 2017
In Tuvalu, the unemployment rate was 24% in 2017. Tuvalu's main industries are fishing and tourism, and the country also exports small quantities of copra (dried coconut meat from which oil may be extracted).
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
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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: