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: the US Dollar is the national currency of 6 Pacific countries and territories

Did you know? the US Dollar is the national currency of 6 of the 22 Pacific countries and territories. American Samoa, Guam, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Northern Mariana Islands, and Palau are these countries. The figure shows us…

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…

Population Dashboard for all Pacific Island Countries and Territories now available on Pacific Data Hub

Photo: Women from Nguna Island, Vanuatu - Credit: UN Women Asia and the Pacific/ Nicky Kuautonga/ Flickr    

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.    

The role of data in today’s digital economy

How is data powering the digital economy, what are the gaps and how can the Pacific Region benefit from emerging opportunities in the digital world? We invite you join us for a Pacific Talanoa* on the role of data in today’s digital economy. We will…

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: 70% of Palau's marine key biodiversity areas are covered by protected areas

Did you know? In 2019, it was estimated that 70% of Palau's marine key biodiversity areas were covered by protected areas. 

Stat of the week: 1.97 million km2 of the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone are covered by marine protected areas

Did you know? 1.97 million km2 of the Cook Islands Exclusive Economic Zone are covered by marine protected areas.

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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