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Summary statistics
Region Oceania-Melanesia  
Currency Solomon Is. Dollar (SBD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 28896  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 550  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 19.0  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Honiara (68)  
United Nations membership date 19 September 1978  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 1010  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 682  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 429  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 4.8  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 12.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 1837.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 1295.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 915.1  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 1542.8  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 1058.6  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 918.7  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 21.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 35.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 16.0  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 7.34 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 8.06 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 7.58 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2012 2  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -210  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -90  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 249 Honiara.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 226 Honiara.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 149 Honiara.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 120  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 121  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 120  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 121  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 53.4  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 53.4  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 53.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 79.1  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 79.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 79.1  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 24  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 21  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 9 Excludes first quarter.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 53.3  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 21.5  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 1.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 7.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 5.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 0.8  
Exports (million US$) 2012 491.7  
Imports (million US$) 2012 493.4  
Balance (million US$) 2012 -1.7  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 China (40.4), Australia (24.0), United Kingdom (8.2)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 Australia (31.8), Singapore (28.2), China (8.5)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.1  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 4.7  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.9  
Urban population (%) 2013 21.4  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 40.2  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 5.1/5.1  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 103.1  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 69.0/66.2  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 38.0  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.1  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 34.6  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 7.9/1.4  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 3  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 7.3  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 93.5/95.9  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 </1.3 Estimates.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 2.0  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 234  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 78.9  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 202/0.4  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 121.0 UNSD estimate.  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 3290 Auki. Based on WMO Climatological Normals (CLINO) for the period 1962-1990.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 23.2/30.1 Auki. Based on WMO Climatological Normals (CLINO) for the period 1962-1990.  
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