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 Quarterly Statistical Indicators (QSI) For September Quarter 2017

To All Valuable Statistics Users

The Vanuatu Statistics Office regrets to announce that due to the ongoing work-in progress on upgrading Asycuda++ to Asycuda World system,the merchandise trade statistics indicators is not available for the september quarter until further notice.

Please accept our great apologies for any inconveniences this may have caused you.


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 Cattle Production


The total number of cattle heads slaughtered by abattoirs in September quarter 2017 stood at 3,039 heads, a decrease of 8% over corresponding quarter of 2016. The number of cattle slaughter increased by 3% over the previous quarter.


Number of visitors by Quarter

Total visitors arrival to Vanuatu in September quarter 2017 stood at 76,836, an increase of 6% over corresponding quarter 2016, and 13% over the previous quarter. The increase was reflected by the number of visitor arrivals for holiday.

The seasonally adjusted visitor arrivals depicted an decline of day visitors for September quarter 2017, while visitors by air increased.

Visitor arrivals by air made up 41% of all international visitors to Vanuatu with a total of 31,233 visitors in September quarter 2017. It indicated an increase of 3% over same period in 2016 and also 22% over the previous quarter.

Australian visitors accounted for 55% of all visitor arrivals by air in September quarter 2017.

Countries that recorded an increase over corresponding quarter of 2016 were; New Caledonia at 37%; China at 34%; Japan at 16% and Australia at 4%.

 Consumer Price Index

Inflation Rate


The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of September 2017 indicated an increase of (+1.2 %). Port Vila increased by (+1.4%) and Luganville increased slightly by (+0.4%), compared to the previous quarter. When compared to the September quarter of 2016, the Vanuatu index increased by (+3.5%), Port Vila index increased by (+4.0%) and Luganville index slightly increased by (+1.1%).

At national level, the expenditure groups that contributed to the increase over the same quarter of the previous year were: Food (+7.1%), Transport (+5.6%) Education (+3.2%), Household Utilities (+1.5%), Household supplies (+0.7%), Health (+0.2%). The increase in these expenditure groups were the result of increases in price movements of Root crops, fruits and vegetables, price of petroleum per litre and school fees. While the other groups that shows negative impact were Communication (- 3.2%), Recreation (-2.2%), Miscellaneous (-2.0%), Clothing and Footwear(-0.5%).

 Government Operation

Total Government operation


The total government revenue in September quarter 2017 stood at VT 6,251.2 million of which 83% is recurrent revenue and 17% were grants received from abroad. The total revenue increased over the corresponding quarter in 2016 and also over the previous quarter.

The total government expenditure in September quarter 2017 increased by 34% over the corresponding quarter in 2016.

Government Revenue:Total revenue excluding donors stood at VT 5,161.6 million, it increased by 9.4% over corresponding quarter in 2016 and also 7.9% over the previous quarter. The total taxes collected stood at VT 4,003.0 million, an increase of 7.4% over September quarter 2016, and it increased by 10.3% over the previous quarter.

Government Expenditure: The total government expenditure in September quarter 2017 stood at VT 6,652.5 million, an increase of 33.6% over the same quarter in 2016 and 23.6% over the previous quarter.

The Use of goods and services made up the highest government expense at 37.5% or VT 2,497.5 million in total expenses in September quarter 2017. It showed an increase of 86.0% over corresponding quarter of 2016 and 70.7% over the previous quarter.

Energy Consumption



The total energy consumption as expressed in kilowatts for September quarter 2017 stood at 15,212 kilowatts, indicating a decrease of 1% over September quarter 2016 and also by 9% over the previous quarter. The decrease over September quarter 2016 was attributed by the decline of energy consumption in Malekula at 4% ; Luganville at 3% and Port Vila at 1%; The decrease over the previous quarter also showed a decline in energy consumption in Malekula at 33%; Luganville at 11% and Port Vila at 9%.

Vehicle Registration

New Private Motor Vehicle Registration


In September quarter 2017, total number of new private motor vehicle registration stood at 455, this is an increase of 22% over same quarter of 2016 and 10% over the previous quarter.







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