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Vanuatu
Summary statistics
Region Oceania-Melanesia  
Currency Vatu (VUV)  
Surface area (square kilometres) 12189  
Population in 2011 (estimated, 000) 246  
Population density in 2011 (per square kilometre) 20.2  
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$) 2011 778  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2010 683  
GDP: Gross domestic product (million current US$) 2005 393  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2011 4.3  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2010 2.2  
GDP: Growth rate at constant 2005 prices (annual %) 2005 5.2  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2011 3168.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2010 2851.0  
GDP per capita (current US$) 2005 1862.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2011 2994.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2010 2687.0  
GNI: Gross national income per capita (current US$) 2005 1731.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2011 33.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2010 33.0  
Gross fixed capital formation (% of GDP) 2005 19.7  
Exchange rates (national currency per US$) 2011 93.56 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$) 2011 -127  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2010 -105  
Balance of payments, current account (million US$) 2005 -53  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2011 134  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2010 133  
CPI: Consumer price index (2000=100) 2005 112  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 105  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 107  
Agricultural production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2011 105  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2010 107  
Food production index (2004-2006=100) 2005 103  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2010 7.0 Population census. November. 2009.  
Employment in industrial sector (% of employed) 2005 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2011 ...  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2010 60.5 Population census. November. 2009.  
Employment in agricultural sector (% of employed) 2005 ...  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2011 61.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2010 61.3  
Labour force participation, adult female pop. (%) 2005 65.3  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2011 79.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2010 79.7  
Labour force participation, adult male pop. (%) 2005 81.6  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2011 94  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2010 97  
Tourist arrivals at national borders (000) 2005 62  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 ...  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 121.1  
Telephone subscribers, total (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 9.3  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2011 ...  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2010 8.0  
Internet users (per 100 inhabitants) 2005 5.1  
Exports (million US$) 2011 63.5  
Imports (million US$) 2011 280.6  
Balance (million US$) 2011 -217.1  
Major trading partners (% of exports) 2011 Malaysia (20.5), Philippines (18.1), Australia (11.3)  
Major trading partners (% of imports) 2011 Australia (29.7), Singapore (18.2), New Zealand (12.7)  
Social indicators
Population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.4  
Urban population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 3.6  
Rural population growth rate (average annual %) 2010-2015 2.0  
Urban population (%) 2012 25.2  
Population aged 0-14 years (%) 2012 37.6  
Population aged 60+ years (females and males, % of total) 2012 5.6/5.6  
Sex ratio (males per 100 females) 2012 103.7  
Life expectancy at birth (females and males, years) 2010-2015 73.6/69.5  
Infant mortality rate (per 1 000 live births) 2010-2015 24.1  
Fertility rate, total (live births per woman) 2010-2015 3.8  
Contraceptive prevalence (ages 15-49, %) 2006-2010 38.4  
International migrant stock (000 and % of total population) mid-2010 0.8/0.3  
Refugees and others of concern to UNHCR end-2011 2  
Education: Government expenditure (% of GDP) 2006-2012 5.2  
Education: Primary-secondary gross enrolment ratio (f/m per 100) 2006-2012 84.2/86.5  
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 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 1.9  
Environment
Threatened species 2012 127  
Forested area (% of land area) 2010 36.0  
CO2 emission estimates (000 metric tons and metric tons per capita) 2009 117/0.5  
Energy consumption per capita (kilograms oil equivalent) 2009 172.0  
Rainfall in the capital city, total mean (millimetres) 2222  
Temperature in the capital city, mean °C (minimum and maximum) 21.5/28.2  
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