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 Quarterly Statistical Indicators (QSI) For June (2nd) Quarter 2019

 

 Cattle Production

 

The total number of cattle heads slaughtered for June quarter 2019 stood at 2,375. This is an increase of 5% over corresponding period in 2018 and also increased by 1% over the previous quarter.

 Tourism

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 The seasonally adjusted visitor arrivals represent a fall for day visitors but an incease for visitors by air in June quarter 2019.


 Visitors by air made up 53% of all international visitors to Vanuatu. This stood at 28,413, indicating a slight decline of 1% over corresponding quarter in 2018 but increased by 27% over March quarter 2019.

 Australian visitors represented 52% of all air visitors in June quarter 2019.

 Countries that recorded an increase over corresponding quarter of 2018 include; Europe at 33%; China at 11% and other pacific countries at 1%.

 Holiday visitors accounted for 78% of air visitors; followed by visiting friends and relatives at 8%,business, meetings or conferences and other purposes at 7% each while visitors on transit at less than 1%.

 Day visitors made up 47% of all international visitors to Vanuatu. Total day visitors stood at 24,755, a fall of 54% over June quarter 2018 and also fell by 32% over March quarter 2018. The decline over corresponding quarter was attributed by a drop in cruise ship visits.

 Consumer Price Index

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The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of March quarter 2019 indicated an increase of (+0.9%). Port Vila slightly increased by (+1.1%) and Luganville by (+0.3%) compared to the previous quarter . When compared to the March quarter of 2018, the Vanuatu index increased by (+2.1%), Port Vila index increased by (+2.4%) while Luganville index slightly increased by (+0.8%)

 At the national level, the expenditure groups that contributed to the increase over the same quarter of last year were: Food (+3.8%), Miscellanous (+2.2%), Transport (+2.1%), Housing Utilities (+1.6%), Clothing and Footwear and Recreation stood at (+0.7%) each, Drinks and Tobacco and
Household Suppliers at (0.6%) each and Education at (+0.4%). The increase in these expenditure groups were driven by the
increase in price movements of Root crops, Fruits and Vegetables, toiletries and other personal care products and other household fuel. However, Health and Communication remained constant.

 Government Operation

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 The total government revenue for June quarter 2019 stood at VT 9,777.8 million of which 77% is recurrent revenue while 23% were grants received from abroad. Total revenue increased by 5% over corresponding period in 2018 but fell by 6% over previous quarter.

Government Revenue: The total government revenue excluding donors in June quarter 2019 stood at VT 7,517.1 million, this is an increase of 5.2% over corresponding period in 2018, but fell by 7% over previous quarter. The total tax revenue collected for June quarter totalled VT 4,148.7 million, this fell by 2% over June quarter 2018 and also fell by 16%
over the previous quarter.

Government Expenditure:The total government expenditure in June quarter 2019 totalled VT 6,696 million.

 Compensation of employees made up 53% or VT 3,559.9 million of total government expenditure in June quarter 2019. This is an increase of 7% compared to June quarter in
2018 and also an increase of 23% over the previous quarter

Energy Consumption

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The total energy comsumed (expressed in Kilowatts) for June quarter 2019 stood at 19,300. This increased by 15% over corresponding period in 2018 but fell by 9% over previous quarter. The increase was attributed by the increase in
electricity consumption for Tanna at 36%,Malekula at 28%, Port Vila at 14% and Luganville at 13%.

The total volume of imported petrol, diesel and kerosene stood at 14,636 litres in the June quarter of 2019, showing a decrease of 38% over the same quarter of 2018 and 20% over the previous quarter.

Vehicle Registration

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The total number of new private motor vehicle registrations in Luganville stood at 82. This is an increase of 5% in vehicle registrations in Luganville over previous quarter.

 

 

 

 

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