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Summary statistics
Region Oceania-Melanesia  
Currency CFP Franc (XPF)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 18575  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 255  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 13.7  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Nouméa (157)  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2011 9859  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 8855  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 6236  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 3.4  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 3.5  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 3.6  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 38690.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 35298.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 26987.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 38690.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 35298.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 26987.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 39.7  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 39.2  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 28.4  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 92.36 UN operational exchange rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 90.81 UN operational exchange rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 100.84 UN operational exchange rate.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 122 Nouméa. Series linked to former series.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 119 Nouméa.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 108 Nouméa.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 96  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 97  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 96  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 97  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 101  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ... Population census. Age group 14 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 22.4 Population census. Age group 14 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. 2008.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 21.3 Population census. Age group 14 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ... Population census. Age group 14 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 2.7 Population census. Age group 14 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3. 2008.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 3.1 Population census. Age group 14 years and over. The indices are shown in terms of ISIC Rev. 3.  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 46.8  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 46.8  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 47.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 68.4  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 68.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 70.1  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 112 Includes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 99 Includes nationals residing abroad.  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 101 Includes nationals residing abroad.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2011 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 39 2009.  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 31  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 119.1  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 116.8  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 82.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 50.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 42.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 32.4  
Exports (million US$) 2011 1657.5  
Imports (million US$) 2011 3696.9  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -2039.4  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 Japan (20.1), France (17.9), Australia (13.2)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 France (22.1), Singapore (14.6), China (10.0)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.5  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.2  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.9  
Urban population (%) 2012 61.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 24.6  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 12.9/11.9  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 99.7  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 80.5/73.8  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 4.7  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 2.1  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 59.8/23.6  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 477  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 46.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 2968/12.0  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 3837.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 1072  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 20.2/26.0  
Trade Profile
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