World Statistics Day 2022

Connecting the world with data we can trust.

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: 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: 1.6% of household expenditure in the Cook Islands is spent on Recreation and Culture

On average, 1.6% of household expenditure in the Cook Islands is spent on Recreation and Culture. Did you know? Household Income and Expenditure Surveys (HIES)s provide information on people’s living conditions and income/expenditure patterns. Data from…

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. 
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