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 Quarterly Statistical Indicators (QSI) For JANUARY (1st) Quarter 2019

 

 Cattle Production

 

The total number of cattle heads slaughtered in March quarter 2019 stood at 2,356. This is a decline of 1% over corresponding period in 2018 and also decrease by 5% over the previous quarter.

 Tourism

number of visitors by quater

 

 The total international visitor arrivals to Vanuatu for March quarter 2019 stood at 58,935. This is a decline of 47% over corresponding period in 2018 and also decline by 28% over the previous quarter. The decline of visitor arrivals over corresponding period were attributed by the fall in number of visitor arrivals by both air and sea.

The seasonally adjusted visitor arrivals represent a fall for both visitors by air and day visitors alike for March quarter 2019.

Visitors by air made up 38% of all international visitors to Vanuatu. This stood at 22,409,indicating a decline of 5% over corresponding quarter in 2018 and 25% over December quarter
2018.


 Australian visitors represented 53% of all air visitors in March quarter 2019.Countries that recorded an increase over corresponding quarter of 2018 include; New Zealand at 10%; Australia and Japan at 2% each


Holiday visitors accounted for 78% of air visitors; followed by visiting friends and relatives and business, meetings or
conferences at 8% each; other purposes at 6% and visitors on transit at less than 1%. Day visitors made up 62% of all international visitors to Vanuatu. Total day visitors stood at 36,526, a fall of 58% over March quarter 2018 and also fell by 29% over December quarter 2018. The decline over corresponding quarter was attributed by a drop in cruise ship visits to Vanuatu.

 Consumer Price Index

inflation rate

 

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

total goverment operations

 

 The total government revenue for March quarter 2019 totalled VT 9,295 million of which 86% was recurrent revenue while 14% of which were grants received from abroad. The total revenue
declined by 1.9% over corresponding period in 2018 and also fell by 8.8% over previous quarter.

Government Revenue:The total government revenue excluding donors for March quarter 2019 totalled VT 8,028 million, this is an increase of 7% over corresponding period in 2018 but fell by 15% over the previous quarter in 2018. The total tax revenue stood at VT 4,916 million, this is an increase o f 2.5% over corresponding period in 2018 and also an increase of 5.1% over the previous quarter

Government Expenditure:The total government expenditure for March quarter increased by 12% over corresponding period in 2018 and also increased by 14% over previous quarter in 2018.

Compensation of employees made up 42% or VT 2,892 million of total government expenditure in March quarter 2019. This is an increase of 18% compared to March quarter in 2018 but fell by 22% over the previous quarter.

 

Energy Consumption

electricity

 

 

The total energy comsumed (expressed in Kilowatts) for March quarter 2019 totalled 21,137. This increased by 14% over
corresponding period in 2018 and also increased by 44% over the previous quarter in 2018. This increase was attributed by the increase in electricity consumption for Malekula at 47%,
Tanna at 46%, Luganville at 15% and Port Vila at 13% compared to March 2018.

The total volume of imported petrol, diesel and kerosene stood at 18,267 litres in the Marchquarter of 2019, depicting an increase of 50%, over the same quarter of 2018 and 7% over the previous March quarter.

Vehicle Registration

new private motor vehicule registration

 

 

 

The total number of new private motor vehicle registrations in Port Vila and Luganville stood at 78. This is a decline of
83% over corresponding period in 2018 and also by 75% over previous quarter in 2018.

 

 

 

 

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