Cook Islands Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: Cook Islands › Change country
National or Regional Currency: New Zealand Dollar, NZD
Year of data: 2015 › Change year
Number of Indicators Listed:
Full Dataset: From Year 1980 to 2019
Date of Last Update: 17th March 2015
Population: 10134 ; note: the Cook Islands' Ministry of Finance & Economic Management estimated the resident population to have been 13,700 in September 2013 (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 236 sq km ; land: 236 sq km ; water: 0 sq km
Natural Resources: NEGL
Capital: name: Avarua ; geographic coordinates: 21 12 S, 159 46 W ; time difference: UTC-10 (5 hours behind Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Like many other South Pacific island nations, the Cook Islands' economic development is hindered by the isolation of the country from foreign markets, the limited size of domestic markets, lack of natural resources, periodic devastation from natural disasters, and inadequate infrastructure. Agriculture, employing more than one-quarter of the working population, provides the economic base with major exports of copra and citrus fruit. Black pearls are the Cook Islands' leading export. Manufacturing activities are limited to fruit processing, clothing, and handicrafts. Trade deficits are offset by remittances from emigrants and by foreign aid overwhelmingly from New Zealand. In the 1980s and 1990s, the country lived beyond its means, maintaining a bloated public service and accumulating a large foreign debt. Subsequent reforms, including the sale of state assets, the strengthening of economic management, the encouragement of tourism, and a debt restructuring agreement, have rekindled investment and growth.

Economic Indicators for Cook Islands 2015

Not Available
* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for Cook Islands
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for Cook Islands
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for Cook Islands
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for Cook Islands
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for Cook Islands
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for Cook Islands
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for Cook Islands
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for Cook Islands
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for Cook Islands
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for Cook Islands
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for Cook Islands
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for Cook Islands
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for Cook Islands
  Labor Force by Occupation for Cook Islands
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for Cook Islands
  National Budget and Public Debt for Cook Islands
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for Cook Islands
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for Cook Islands
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for Cook Islands
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for Cook Islands
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for Cook Islands
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for Cook Islands
  Exchange Rate Statistics for Cook Islands
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for Cook Islands
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for Cook Islands
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for Cook Islands
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for Cook Islands
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for Cook Islands
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for Cook Islands
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for Cook Islands
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for Cook Islands
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for Cook Islands
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for Cook Islands
  Number of Internet Users for Cook Islands
  Internet Penetration Rate for Cook Islands
  Number of Facebook Accounts for Cook Islands
  Facebook Penetration Rate for Cook Islands
* Source: IWS