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Solomon Islands
Summary statistics
Region Oceania-Melanesia  
Currency Solomon Is. Dollar (SBD)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 28896  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 552  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 19.1  
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$) 2011 838  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 676  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 429  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 10.7  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 7.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 12.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 1518.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 1255.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 914.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 1337.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 1026.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 918.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 20.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 37.5  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 16.0  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 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$) 2011 ...  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -373  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -90  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 ... Honiara.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 ... Honiara.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 149 Honiara.  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 119  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 120  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 119  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 120  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 53.2  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 53.1  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 53.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 79.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 79.9  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 79.4  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 23  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 21  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 9 Excludes 1st quarter.  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 51.3  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 29.4  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 2.9  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 6.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 5.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 0.8  
Exports (million US$) 2011 417.4  
Imports (million US$) 2011 466.1  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -48.7  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 China (46.3), Australia (16.2), Philippines (6.3)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 Australia (32.0), Singapore (21.0), China (10.8)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.5  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 4.7  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.9  
Urban population (%) 2012 20.9  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 39.3  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 5.5/4.7  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 107.0  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 70.0/67.0  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 34.6  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 4.0  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 34.6  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 7.0/1.3  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 7.3  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 94.6/98.6  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 </1.3 Estimates based, for the most part, on cause of death modelling and death registration data from other countries in the region.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2012 0.0  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 223  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 79.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 198/0.4  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 122.0 UNSD estimate.  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 3290 Auki.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 23.2/30.1 Auki.  
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