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Summary statistics
Region Oceania-Melanesia  
Currency Vatu (VUV)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 12189  
Population in 2012 (estimated, 000) 247  
Population density in 2012 (per square kilometre) 20.3  
Capital city and population in 2011 (000) Port Vila (47)  
United Nations membership date 15 September 1981  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2012 752  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 680  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 393  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2012 2.0  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 1.6  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 5.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2012 3039.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 2875.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 1878.3  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2012 2868.8  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 2710.2  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 1746.2  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2012 28.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 27.8  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 19.7  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2012 91.73 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2010 93.15 Official rate.  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2005 112.33 Official rate.  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2012 -50  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -35  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -34  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2012 134 2011.  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 133  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 112  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 134  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 132  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2012 134  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 132  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 7.0 2009. Population census. November.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2012 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 60.5 2009. Population census. November.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 ...  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2012 61.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 61.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 65.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2012 80.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 80.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 81.7  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2012 108  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 97  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 62  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2012 ...  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2010 1  
Energy production, primary (000 mt oil equivalent) 2005 0 UNSD estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2012 54.4  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 70.9  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 6.0  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2012 10.6 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 8.0  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 5.1  
Exports (million US$) 2012 63.5 2011.  
Imports (million US$) 2012 280.6 2011.  
Balance (million US$) 2012 -217.1 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2012 Malaysia (20.5), Philippines (18.1), Australia (11.3) 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2012 Australia (29.7), Singapore (18.2), New Zealand (12.7) 2011.  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.2  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.6  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.0  
Urban population (%) 2013 25.5  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2013 37.1  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2013 6.2/6.0  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2013 103.0  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 73.6/69.6  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 23.9  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 3.4  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2012 38.4  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 3.1/1.2  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2013 2  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 5.0  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 90.3/91.8  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2006-2012 36.1 UNESCO estimate. 2004.  
Intentional homicides (females and males, per 100 000) 2008-2010 </1.3 Estimates.  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2014 0.0  
Environment
Threatened species 2013 137  
Forested area (% of land area) 2011 36.1  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2010 117/0.5  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2010 169.0  
Precipitation in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 2222 Based on monthly averages for the period 1961-1990.  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 21.5/28.2 Based on monthly averages for the period 1961-1990.  
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