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Central bank

Financial Supervisory Commission

International Reserves

N/A

Source
Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017    
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A    

*Estimate

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

 
 
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GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 5.1% 
  • industry: 12.7% 
  • services: 82.1%

(2010 estimate)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

Inflation
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

 

Unemployment rate
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's: N/A

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated as of January 24th 2017)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in The Cook Islands

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Current account balance

N/A

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

N/A

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

N/A

 

Shares in world total merchandising export

N/A

Shares in world total commercial services export

N/A

Total exports

US$5.222 million (2005 estimate) 

Export commodities

copra, papayas, fresh and canned citrus fruit, coffee; fish; pearls and pearl shells; clothing

Total imports

US$83.49 million (2011 estimate) 

 
 
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Import commodities

foodstuffs, textiles, fuels, timber, capital goods

Exports - major partners

N/A

Imports - major partners

N/A

FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  

US$814 million

US$1,307 million

US$887 million

 
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A US$50 million N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2012(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2013(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: N/A

Subcategories:

Starting a business: N/A

Enforcing Contracts: N/A

Registering Property: N/A

Getting credit: N/A

Protecting investors: N/A

Trading across border: N/A

Paying Taxes: N/A

Dealing with Construction Permits: N/A

Getting Electricity: N/A

Resolving Insolvency: N/A

 

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

N/A

 

 

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

N/A

 
 
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Time zone

UTC-10

Total area

236 sq km

Capital

Avarua

Currency

NZ dollars (NZD)

Government type

self-governing parliamentary democracy

Languages

English (official) 86.4%, Cook Islands Maori (Rarotongan) (official) 76.2%, other 8.3% (2011 est.)

Religions

Protestant 62.8% (Cook Islands Christian Church 49.1%, Seventh-Day Adventist 7.9%, Assemblies of God 3.7%, Apostolic Church 2.1%), Roman Catholic 17%, Mormon 4.4%, other 8%, none 5.6%, no response 2.2% (2011 est.)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2014* 2019
N/A N/A N/A 10,134 N/A

*Estimate   

 
 
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Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
N/A N/A N/A N/A
Population median age

34.4 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

-3% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

75.38 years (2014 est.)

Adult literacy

95%

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

Freedom House rating

N/A

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

36.47% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

44% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

N/A

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

3.4729 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)