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Summary statistics
Region Oceania-Melanesia  
Surface area (sq km) 12189  
Population (est., 000) 258  
Pop. density (per sq km) 21.2  
Capital city Port Vila  
Capital city pop. (000) 53  
Currency Vatu (VUV)  
UN membership date 15 September 1981  
Economic indicators
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2013 800  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 701  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 395  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2013 3.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 1.6  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 5.3  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2013 3165.1  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 2965.8  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 1886.4  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2013 3010.3  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 2873.8  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 1762.4  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2013 27.7  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 33.9  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 23.4  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2013 97.30 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$) 2013 -31  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -35  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -34  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2013 138  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 133  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 112  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 138  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 132  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2013 138  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 132  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 100  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2013 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 7.0 2009. Population census. November.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2013 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 60.5 2009. Population census. November.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 ...  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2013 61.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 61.5  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 65.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2013 80.0  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 80.6  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 81.7  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2013 110  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 97  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 62  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2013 1 2012.  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2010 1  
Energy production, primary (Petajoules) 2005 1  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2013 59.3 ITU estimate.  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 71.9  
Mobile-cellular subscriptions (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 6.1  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2013 11.3 ITU estimate.  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2010 8.0  
Individuals using the Internet (%) 2005 5.1  
Exports (million US$) 2013 63.5 2011.  
Imports (million US$) 2013 280.6 2011.  
Balance (million US$) 2013 -217.1 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2013 Malaysia (20.5), Philippines (18.1), Australia (11.3) 2011.  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2013 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 3.4  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 1.8  
Urban population (%) 2014 25.8  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2014 36.5  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2014 6.4/6.2  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2014 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, %) 2007-2013 38.4  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2013 3.1/1.2  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR mid-2014 3  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2007-2013 5.0  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2007-2013 90.3/91.8  
Education: Female third-level students (% of total) 2007-2013 36.1 UNESCO estimate. 2004.  
Intentional homicide rate (per 100,000 population) 2008-2012 2.9  
Seats held by women in national parliaments (%) 2015 0.0  
Environment
Threatened species 2014 137  
Forested area (% of land area) 2012 36.1  
Proportion of terrestrial and marine areas protected (%) 2014 2.3  
Population using improved drinking water sources (%) 2012 91.0  
Population using improved sanitation facilities (%) 2012 58.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2011 143/0.6  
Energy supply per capita (Gigajoules) 2012 11.0  
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