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Summary statistics
Region Oceania-Micronesia  
Currency Australian Dollar (AUD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 726 Land area only. Excludes 84 square km of uninhabited islands.  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 101  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 138.8  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Bairiki (...) Population estimates for Bairiki have not been made available.  
United Nations membership date 14 September 1999  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 176  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 151  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 106  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 3.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 -0.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 -0.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 1745.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 1539.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 1174.5  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 2076.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 1770.9  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 1406.7  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 43.1  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 42.2  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 48.2  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 0.96 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 0.98 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 1.36 Official rate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 ... Tarawa.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 125 Tarawa. 2008.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 110 Tarawa.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 120  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 118  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 95  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 120  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 118  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 95  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 5 Air arrivals. Tarawa and Christmas Island.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 5 Air arrivals. Tarawa and Christmas Island.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 4 Air arrivals. Tarawa and Christmas Island.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 15.6 ITU estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 10.6  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 0.7  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 10.8 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 9.1  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 4.0 ITU estimate.  
Exports (million US$) 2012 5.8  
Imports (million US$) 2012 108.6  
Balance (million US$) 2012 -102.8  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 Morocco (46.6), Asia nes (20.7), China, Hong Kong SAR (10.3) See technical notes.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 Australia (24.3), Japan (21.1), Singapore (15.4)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.5  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.8  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.3  
Urban population (%) 2013 44.2  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 31.9  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 7.4/5.7  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 98.9  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 71.6/65.9  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 34.3  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 3.0  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 36.1 2000.  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 2.6/2.6  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 11.9 2001.  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 106.3/99.4  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 8.7  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 101  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 15.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 62/0.6  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 209.0 UNSD estimate.  
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