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 Quarterly Statistical Indicators (QSI) For January Quarter 2018

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 december 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 March quarter 2018 stood at 2,387 heads, a decrease of 17% over corresponding quarter of 2017, also declined by 27% over the previous quarter.


Number of visitors by Quarter

Total visitors arrival to Vanuatu in March quarter 2018 stood at 110,686 an increase of 23% over corresponding quarter 2017 and 13% over the previous quarter. The increase was reflected by the number of visitor arrivals for holiday.

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

Visitor arrivals by air made up 21% of all international visitors to Vanuatu with a total of 23,512 visitors in March quarter 2018. It indicated an increase of 12% over same period in 2017 but fell by 25% over the previous quarter.

Australian visitors accounted for 50% of all visitor arrivals by air in March quarter 2018.

Countries that recorded an increase over corresponding quarter of 2017 were; New Zealand at 27%; Other countries at 20%; New Caledonia at 17%; North America at 16%; Australia at 12%; other pacific countries and China at 7% each while visitors from Europe declined by 3%.

 Consumer Price Index

Inflation Rate


The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of March quarter 2018 indicated an increase of (+0.7%). Port Vila index increased by (+0.9%) while Luganville declined by (-0.3%) over December quarter 2017. When compared over the corresponding quarter in 2017, the Vanuatu index increased by (+3.2%), the Port Vila index increased by (+3.8%) while Luganville index declined by (-0.1%).

At the national level, the expenditure groups that contributed to the increase over corresponding quarter in 2017 were; Food (+5.8%); Household supplies and Transport at (+4.4%) each; Alcoholic drinks at (+2.8%); Housing and utilities at (+2.4%); Recreation at (+2.1%); miscellanoues at (+2.0%); Clothing and footwear at (+1.4%); Household supplies at (+1.3%) and Communication at (+0.3%). This increases were attributed by the expenditure groups were the result of increases in price movements of , Root crops, Fruits and Vegetables, Housing Furniture's and purchasing and hiring of motor vehicle, and International airline tickets, Wines and Spirits. The only expenditure group that declined was Education at 11.1%.

 Government Operation

Total Government Operation


The total government revenue in March quarter 2018 totalled VT 7,953.9 million of which 91.2% is recurrent revenue while 8.8% were grants received from abroad. Total government revenue increased over corresponding quarter 2017 and also over the previous quarter of 2017

The government's total expenditure increased by 13.7% in March 2018 over corresponding quarter in 2017.

Government Revenue:The total revenue excluding donors totalled VT 7,251.5 million, an increase of 20.7% over corresponding quarter in 2017. It also increased by 41.2% over the December quarter 2017. The total tax revenue collected totalled VT 4,797.0 million, an increase of 8.7% over corresponding period in
2017 and also by 14.6% over December quarter 2017.

Government Expenditure: The total government expenditure totalled VT 6,100.5 million in March quarter 2018, this is an increase of 13.8% over corresponding period in 2017 while it declined by 18.2% over previous quarter in 2017.

The Compensation of employees made up the highest government expense at 40.1% or VT 2,444.3 million in March 2018. This is an increase of 16.9% over corresponding quarter 2017 while it fell by 17.8% over previous quarter.

Energy Consumption



The total energy consumption as expressed in kilowatts for March quarter 2018 stood at 18,552 kilowatts, indicating a decline of 1% over March quarter 2017 while it increased by 7% over the previous quarter. The decline over March quarter
2017 was attributed by the decline of energy consumption in Port Vila at 2% and Malekula at 1%. The increase over the previous quarter also showed an increase in energy consumption for Port Vila at 8%; Tanna at 5%; Luganville at at less than 1%.

Vehicle Registration

New Private Motor Vehicle Registration


The total number of new private motor vehicle registered in March quarter 2018 totalled 464, this is an increase of 18% over the corresponding quarter in 2017 and also an increase of 20% over the previous quarter.







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