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Summary statistics
Region Oceania-Melanesia  
Surface area (sq km) 28896  
Population (est., 000) 573  
Pop. density (per sq km) 19.8  
Capital city Honiara  
Capital city pop. (000) 73  
Currency Solomon Is. Dollar (SBD)  
UN membership date 19 September 1978  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 1073  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 720  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 429  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 3.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 10.6  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 12.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 1911.5  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 1366.9  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 915.1  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 1674.6  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 1019.4  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 918.7  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 20.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 20.3  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 16.0  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 7.36 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$) 2013 -49  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -224  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -90  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 271 Honiara.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 226 Honiara.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 149 Honiara.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 118  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 110  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 118  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 110  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2013 3.8  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2010 3.7  
Unemployment (% of labour force) 2005 3.6  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 53.4  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 53.4  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 53.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 79.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 79.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 79.1  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 24  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 21  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 9 Excluding first quarter.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 3 UNSD estimate. 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 3 UNSD estimate.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 3 UNSD estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 57.6  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 21.9  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 1.3  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 8.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 5.0 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 0.8  
Exports (million US$) 2013 489.2  
Imports (million US$) 2013 580.2  
Balance (million US$) 2013 -91.0  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 China (44.8), Australia (22.6), Italy (6.3)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 Singapore (31.1), Australia (27.4), China (8.3)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.1  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 4.3  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.5  
Urban population (%) 2014 21.9  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 39.9  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 5.2/5.1  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 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, %) 2007-2013 34.6  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 7.9/1.4  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 3  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2007-2013 9.9  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 93.5/95.9  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 4.3  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 2.0  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 238  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 78.7  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 0.2  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 81.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 29.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 198/0.4  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 11.0 UNSD estimate.  
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