In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with government officials, is published at the option of the member country.

Abstract

In recent years, the IMF has released a growing number of reports and other documents covering economic and financial developments and trends in member countries. Each report, prepared by a staff team after discussions with government officials, is published at the option of the member country.

Table 1.

Vanuatu: Gross Domestic Product by Type of Economic Activity in Constant 1983 Prices, 1993-97

(In millions of vatu)

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Sources: Statistics Office; Reserve Bank of Vanuatu; and staff estimates.
Table 2.

Vanuatu: Gross Domestic Product by Type of Economic Activity in Current Prices, 1993-97

(In millions of vatu)

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Sources: Statistics Office; Reserve Bank of Vanuatu; and staff estimates.
Table 3.

Vanuatu: Gross Domestic Product by Expenditure Components in Constant 1983 Prices, 1993-97

(In millions of vatu)

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Sources: Statistics Office; Reserve Bank of Vanuatu; and staff estimates.
Table 4.

Vanuatu: Gross Domestic Product by Expenditure Component in Current Prices, 1993-97

(In millions of vatu)

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Sources: Statistics Office; Reserve Bank of Vanuatu; and staff estimates.
Table 5.

Vanuatu: Agricultural Production, 1993-97

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Sources: Reserve Bank of Vanuatu; Vanuatu Commodities Marketing Board (VCMB); Department of Agriculture and Horticulture.

Data by center relates only to the copra received by VCMB. Hence for 1996, it differs from the total production which includes copra received by Carmille Trading which was in operation just for one year.

Tons of exports on a dried weight volume basis. Kava exported for pharmaceutical purposes is dried whereas kava for the beverage market is sold fresh (green).

Total volume slaughtered in Port Vila and Lunganville abattoirs.

Port Vila abattoir only.

Production from Melektree Dairy.

Production of Toa Enterprise and Chicken City on Efate.

Includes transport allowance.

Table 6.

Vanuatu: Manufacturing Industries, 1993-97

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Source: Data provided by the Vanuatu authorities.
Table 7.

Vanuatu: Imports of Petroleum Products, 1993-1997

(In thousands of barrels of oil equivalent) 1/

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Source: Energy Unit, Ministry of Natural Resources.

The conversion factor is one kiloliter = 6.29 barrels of oil for petrol, distillate, kerosene, and aviation gas; in the case of LPG, the conversion factor is one ton LPG/butane = 10.9 barrels of oil equivalent (boe).

Excluding jet fuel for re-export.

Table 8.

Vanuatu: Electricity production by Union Electrique du Vanuatu (UNELCO) in Port Vila and Luganville, 1993-97

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Source: Energy Unit, Ministry of Natural Resources, based on extracts from the Annual Technical Report of Union Electrique du Vanuatu.
Table 9.

Vanuatu: Tourism Statistics, 1993-97

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Source: Statistics Office.
Table 10.

Vanuatu: Consumer Price Index, 1993-98 1/2/

(Percent change)

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Sources: Statistics Office.

Period average. For January-March 1998, percent change relative to the same period in 1997.

Expatriates account for 38.87 percent of the index, ni-Vanuatu for 61.13 percent. Port Vila accounts for 84.97 percent of the index, Luganville for 15.03 percent.

The weights are derived from 1985 Household and Expenditure Survey and have been revalued in terms of the 1990 prices.

Table 11.

Vanuatu: Central Government Fiscal Operations, 1993-98

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Sources: Data provided by the Vanuatu authorities; and staff estimates.

Net of tax rebate for import duties paid by UNELCO.

Cash grants only.

Excludes transfers to the Development Fund.

Change in non-bank holding of government bonds.

The authorities’ definition of recurrent revenue includes import duties due from UNELCO, Recurrent expenditure includes transfers to the Development Fund, principal debt repayments, and bond redemption provisions, but excludes subsidies to the VCMB.

Table 12.

Vanuatu: Central Government Revenue, 1993-98

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Sources: Data provided by the Vanuatu authorities; and staff estimates

Hotel/restaurant sales tax.

Business licenses, vehicle licenses, fishing licenses and agreement fees, liquor licenses, arms and prospecting licenses, air traffic rights, and cocoa licenses.

Gaming tax, video tax, rent tax, cheque levy, beer duty and lotteries tax.

Gross income of water supplies and Post and Telecommunications.

Police and immigration fees, primary education fees, hospital fees, fines and forfeits plus other miscellaneous fees and sales.

Other port and marine revenue, other property income, miscellaneous customs revenue, miscellaneous civil aviation and revenue under Heading 185, excluding lottery and fishing agreement fees. Includes revenue from asset sales.

Table 13.

Vanuatu: Central Government Current Expenditure, 1993-98

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Sources: Data provided by the Vanuatu authorities; and staff estimates.

Including service charges on loans.

Excluding transfers to the Development Fund.

Excluding technical assistance.

Excluding VCMB subsidies.

Excluding principal repayments of loans and bond redemptions, and transfers to the Development Fund.

Table 14.

Vanuatu: Government Development Fund, 1993-97

(In millions of vatu)

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Source: Data provided by the Vanuatu authorities.

There are no China and CDF loans before 1992.

Table 15.

Vanuatu: Operations of the Vanuatu Commodities Marketing Board (VCMB), 1993-97 1/

(In millions of vatu)

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Source: Data provided by the Vanuatu authorities.

Year ending in September.

Includes various receipts and administrative expenses.