Source
Central bank

Reserve Bank of Vanuatu

International Reserves

US$ 173 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2011)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 852 million (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

1.321 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
3.7% 4.4% 5.3% 8.5% 5.2% 6.5% 3.3% 1.6%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
1.2% 1.8% 2.8% 3.5%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 3,126 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$4,847 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0% 0% 0% 0% 0%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 22.4% 
  • industry: 9.7% 
  • services: 67.9% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
0.7% 1.4% 1.3% 1.8%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
N/A N/A N/A N/A

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
19.4% 20.9% 21.0% 20.4% 21.2%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 202 2013 2014*
-2.5% -2.1% -1.6% -0.2% -1.8%

*Estimate 

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: N/A

Moody's rating: N/A

Moody's outlook: N/A

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies in Vanuatu

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -57 million (2010 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-7.2% of GDP (2009 estimate)(2009)

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

47.3% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.01% (2011)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$67.4 million (2011 estimate) 

Export commodities

copra, beef, cocoa, timber, kava, coffee

Total imports

US$310.2 million (2011 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

machinery and equipment, foodstuffs, fuels

Exports - major partners

Thailand 56.7%, Japan 21.4% (2011)

Imports - major partners

China 26.7%, Singapore 21.2%, Australia 13.5%, NZ 7.2%, Fiji 6.6%, Japan 5.4% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$32 million US$41 million(2009) US$58 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$1 million US$1 million US$1 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(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 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(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 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 80 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 116 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 74 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 110 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 83 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 82 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 132 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 28 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 48 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 124 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 57 out of 185 countries

(2013)

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

N/A

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 112 Score: 56.6 (Mostly Unfree) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

12,189 km2 (2006)

Capital

Port-Vila (on Efate) (2009)

Currency

vatu (VUV) (2009)

Government type

parliamentary republic (2009)

Languages

local languages (more than 100) 72.6%, pidgin (known as Bislama or Bichelama) 23.1%, English 1.9%, French 1.4%, other 0.3%, unspecified 0.7% (1999 Census)

Religions

Presbyterian 31.4%, Anglican 13.4%, Roman Catholic 13.1%, Seventh-Day Adventist 10.8%, other Christian 13.8%, indigenous beliefs 5.6% (including Jon Frum cargo cult), other 9.6%, none 1%, unspecified 1.3% (1999 Census)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
0.12 million 0.15 million 0.19 million 0.25 million 0.28 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
10.4% 14.7% 21.7% 24.9%
Population median age

21 years (2010)

Population growth rate

2.5% (2011)

Life expectancy

71 years (2010)

Adult literacy

82% (2005/2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

N/A

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:2
Civil Liberties:2 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

121.13% (2010)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

N/A

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

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.5004 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)