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 Quarterly Statistical Indicators (QSI) For December 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 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 December quarter 2017 stood at 3,277 heads, a decrease of 10% over corresponding quarter of 2016 but an increase of 6% over the previous quarter.


Number of Visitors by Arrivals

Total visitors 1 arrival to Vanuatu in December quarter 2017 stood at 103,542, an increase of less than 1% over corresponding quarter 2016 and 35% 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 December quarter 2017, while day visitors increased.

Visitor arrivals by air made up 30% of all international visitors to Vanuatu with a total of 31,338 visitors in December quarter 2017. It indicated an increase of 17% over same period in 2016 and less than 1% over the previous quarter.

Australian visitors accounted for 52% of all visitor arrivals by air in December quarter 2017.

Countries that recorded an increase over corresponding quarter of 2016 were; Other pacific countries at 59%; New Caledonia at 50%; other countries at 24%; Japan at 19%; Australia at 13%; New Zealand at 11%; China at 8% and North
America at 7%.

 Consumer Price Index



The Consumer Price Index (CPI) of December 2017 indicated an increase of (+0.1 %). Port Vila increased by (+0.3%) while Luganville dramatically declined by (-1.2%) over the previous quarter. When compared to the December quarter of 2016, the Vanuatu index increased by (+3.2%), Port Vila index increased by (+3.6%) and Luganville index slightly increased by (+0.7%).

At national level, the expenditure groups that contributed to the increase over the same quarter of the previous year were: Food (+6.4%), Transport (+6.3%) Education (+3.2%), Communication and clothing and footwear (+0.5%) each, Alcoholic drinks and Tobacco, Housing and utilities and Health (+0.2%) respectively. The increase in these expenditure groups were the result of increases in price movements of Root crops, fruits and vegetables, purchasing and hiring of motor vehicle, International airline tickets, charge of petroleum per litre and school fees. The other groups that shows negative impact were, Recreation (-2.0%), Household supplies (-0.5%) and Miscellaneous (-0.4%).

 Government Operation

Government operations


The total government revenue in December quarter 2017 stood at VT 7,468.0 million of which 69% is recurrent revenue and 31% were grants received from abroad. The total revenue increased over the corresponding quarter in 2016 while it
declined over the previous quarter.

The total government expenditure in December quarter 2017 increased by 78.2% over the corresponding quarter in 2016.

Government Revenue:Total revenue excluding donors stood at VT 5,135.3 million, it increased by 65.2% over corresponding quarter in 2016 while it declined by 5.0% over the previous quarter. The total revenue collected from taxes stood at VT 4,187.2 million, an increase of 54.7% over December quarter 2016, and
5.1% over the previous quarter.

Government Expenditure: The total government expenditure in December quarter 2017 stood at VT 7,457.6 million, an increase of 78.2% over corresponding period in 2016 and 8.1% over the previous quarter.

The Compensation of employees made up the highest government expense at 39.9% or VT 2,973.3 million in total expenses in December quarter 2017. It showed an increase of 32.0% over corresponding quarter of 2016 and 28.7% over the previous quarter.

Energy Consumption

Energy Consumption


The total energy consumption as expressed in kilowatts for December quarter 2017 stood at 17,318 kilowatts, indicating an increase of 3% over December quarter 2016 and also by 14% over the previous quarter. The increase over December quarter 2016 was attributed by the increase of energy consumption in Tanna at 11% ; Malekula at 4% and Port Vila at 3%; The increase over the previous quarter also showed an increase in energy consumption for Malekula at 38%; Port Vila at 14%; Luganville at 12% and Tanna at 1%.

Vehicle Registration

Motor Vehicle Registration


In December quarter 2017, total number of new private motor vehicle registration stood at 387, this is an increase of 16% over same quarter of 2016 while it declined by 15% over the previous quarter.







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