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 Quarterly Statistical Indicators (QSI) For September (3rd) Quarter 2018

 

 Cattle Production

 

The total number of cattle heads slaughtered by the abbatoirs stood at 2,741 for September quarter 2018. This is a decline by 11% over the corresponding month in 2017 but increased by 21% over the previous quarter.

 Tourism

Number of visitors by Quarter

 

The seasonally adjusted visitor arrivals showed an increase of air visitors while day visitors declined in September quarter 2018.

Visitor arrivals by air accounted for 44% of all international visitors to Vanuatu. This totalled 33,582 which is an increase of 8% over September 2017 and also by 17% over previous quarter.

Australian visitors made up 52% of all air visitors in September 2018. Countries that recorded an increase over corresponding quarter of 2017 include; Other countries at 90%; Europe at 45%; New Zealand at 24%; North America at 16%; China at 14%; other pacific countries at 4% and Australia at 1%.

Holiday visitors accounted for 81% of air visitors; visitors who arrived to visit friends and family at 7% followed by visitors who arrived for business, meeting or conference at 6%; visitors who arrived for other purposes at 5% while visitors on transit at 1%.

 Consumer Price Index

Inflation Rates

 

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) for September quarter 2018 indicated an increase of (+0.6%). Port Vila and Luganville both increased by (+0.6%) respectively over June quarter 2018. When compared over the corresponding quarter in 2017, the Vanuatu index increased by (+1.7%), the Port Vila index increased by (+2.2%) while Luganville index declined by (-1.0%).

At the national level, the expenditure groups that contributed to the increase over corresponding quarter in 2017 were; Household supplies at (+4.6%); Recreation at (+4.1%); Food at (+3.3%); Alcoholic drinks and Tobacco at (+2.8%); Clothing and footwear at (+2.0%); Health at (+1.9%); Transport at (+1.7%); Miscellaneous at (+1.2%); and Housing and utilities at (+0.3%). The increases were attributed by the increase in price of Housing Furniture's, Motels, Root Crops, Fruits and Vegetables, Wines and Spirits , Women and Men's bus iness shoes. The other expenditure groups that decreased was Education at (-11.1%) and Communication remain unchanged over September quarter of 2017,

 Government Operation

Total Government Oberations

 

The total government revenue in September quarter 2018 stood at VT 7,076.3 million of which 87% was recurrent revenue while 13% were grants received from abroad. Total government revenue declined over the corresponding quarter and also over the previous quarter in 2018.

The government's total expenditure for September quarter declined by 5.3% over the corresponding quarter in 2017.

Government Revenue:The total revenue excluding donors for September 2018 stood at VT 6,128.0 million, this is an increase of 10% over the corresponding quarter in 2017 while it declined by 13% over the previous quarter in 2018. The total tax revenue collected totalled VT 4,321.9 million, an increase of 8.5% over corresponding period in 2017 and also by 2.5% over the previous quarter.

Government Expenditure: The total government expenditure stood at VT 6,530 million in September quarter 2018, this is a decline of 5.3% over corresponding quarter of 2017 while it increased by 9.6% over the previous quarter in 2018.

Compensation of employees made up 47% or VT 3,048.6 million of the total government expenditure. This is an increase of 32% over corresponding quarter in 2017 while it declined by 8.6% over the previous quarter.

Energy Consumption

Electricity

 

The total energy consumption (expressed in kilowatts) for September quarter 2018 totalled 15,458. This is a slight increase of 2% over the corresponding period in 2017 while it declined by 8% over the previous quarter. The slight increase over September quarter 2017 was attributed by the increase in electricity consumption in Tanna at 12%, Luganville at 10%, Malekula at 1% and Port Vila at less than 1%. The Electricity consumption declined in Malekula by 33% in Port Vila by 9%; in Luganville by 2% and Tanna by 1% over the previous quarter.

Vehicle Registration

Vehicle-Registrations

 

The total number of new private motor vehicle registrations for September quarter 2018 stood at 434. This declined by 5% over the corresponding period in 2017 and also by 2% over the previous quarter.

 

 

 

 

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