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 Quarterly Statistical Indicators (QSI) For June Quarter 2018


 Cattle Production


The total number of cattle heads slaughtered by abbatoirs for June quarter stood at 2,269, this is a decrease of 22% over corresponding period in 2017 and also an decrease of 5% over the previous quarter.




The seasonally adjusted visitor arrivals depicted a decline of air visitors for June quarter 2018, while day visitors increased.

Visitor arrivals by air made up 35% of all international visitors to Vanuatu with a total of 28,619 visitors in June quarter 2018. This is an increase of 12% over same period in 2017 and 22% over the previous quarter.

Australian visitors accounted for 52% of all visitor arrivals by air in June quarter 2018. Countries that recorded an increase over corresponding quarter of 2017 were; North America at 20%; China at 19%; Other pacific countries at 17%; New Zealand at 14%; Europe at 13%; Australia and Japan at 9%; New Caledonia at 6% and visitors from other countries at 50%.

Holiday visitors made up 78% of visitors by air; visitors who arrived to visit friends and relatives, business, meetings and conferences and other purposes at 7% each while visitors on transit at 1%.

 Consumer Price Index



The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of June quarter 2018 indicated an increase of (+0.5%). Port Vila and Luganville both increased by (+0.4%) respectively over March quarter 2018. When compared over the corresponding quarter in 2017, the Vanuatu index increased by (+2.3%), the Port Vila index increased by (+2.9%) while Luganville index declined by (-0.7%).

At the national level, the expenditure groups that contributed to the increase over corresponding quarter in 2017 were; Food and Household supplies at (+4.3%) each; Recreation at (+3.4%); Alcoholic drinks at (+2.9%); Housing and utilities at (+2.0%); Health and Transport at (+1.9%) each; Miscellaneous at (+1.5%); Clothing and footwear at (+1.3%). The increases were attributed by the increase in price of root crops, fruits and vegetables, motels, wines and
spirits, housing furniture's, purchasing and hiring of motor vehicle and international airline tickets. The other expenditure groups that decreased were Education at (-11.1%) and Communication at (-0.2%).

 Government Operation

Government Operations


The total government revenue in June quarter 2018 totalled VT 8,956.6 million of which 78.7% is recurrent revenue while 21.3% were grants received from abroad. Total government revenue increased over corresponding quarter 2017 and also over the previous quarter of 2018.

The government's total expenditure increased by 6.7% in June quarter 2018 over corresponding quarter in 2017.

Government Revenue:The total revenue excluding donors totalled VT 7,046.2 million, an increase of 39.4% over corresponding quarter in 2017. It declined by 2.8% over March quarter 2018. The total tax revenue collected stood at VT 4,215.3 million, an increase of 15.9% over correcponding period in 2017 while it declined by 12.1% over March quarter 2018.

Government Expenditure: The total government expenditure stood at VT 5,955.7 in June quarter 2018, this is an increase of 6.7% over corresponding period in 2017 while it declined by 2.4% over previous quarter in 2018.

The Compensation of employees made up the highest government expense at 56.0% or VT 3,335.6 million in June 2018. This is an increase of 28.8% over corresponding quarter in 2017 and
an increase of 36.5% over March quarter 2018.

Energy Consumption



The total energy consumption (expressed in kilowatts) for June quarter 2018 totalled 16,849. This is a slight increase of less than 1% over the corresponding period in 2017 while it declined by 9% over the previous quarter. The slight increase over June quarter 2017 was attributed by the increase in electricity consumption in Tanna at 16% and Port Vila at less than 1% while Luganville electricity consumption declined by 1%. Electricity consumption in Malekula, Tanna and Luganville increased by 16%, 6% and less than 1% respectively over the previous quarter while Port Vila declined by 11%.

Vehicle Registration

Vehicle Registraiton


The total number of new private motor vehicle registered in June quarter 2018 stood at 445, this increased by 8% over the corresponding quarter in 2017 while it declined by 4% over the previous quarter.







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