French Polynesia (Polynesia) Economic Statistics and Indicators

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Economic Indicators For: French Polynesia (Polynesia) › Change country
National or Regional Currency: Pacific Franc, XPF
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: 280,026 (July 2014 est.)
Area: total: 4,167 sq km (118 islands and atolls) ; land: 3,827 sq km ; water: 340 sq km
Natural Resources: timber, fish, cobalt, hydropower
Capital: name: Papeete (located on Tahiti) ; geographic coordinates: 17 32 S, 149 34 W ; time difference: UTC-10 (5 hours behind Washington, DC, during Standard Time)

Since 1962, when France stationed military personnel in the region, French Polynesia has changed from a subsistence agricultural economy to one in which a high proportion of the work force is either employed by the military or supports the tourist industry. With the halt of French nuclear testing in 1996, the military contribution to the economy fell sharply. Tourism accounts for about one-fourth of GDP and is a primary source of hard currency earnings. Other sources of income are handicrafts, public works projects, aquaculture, pearl farming and deep-sea commercial fishing. The small manufacturing sector primarily processes agricultural products. The territory benefits substantially from development agreements with France aimed principally at creating new businesses and strengthening social services.

Economic Indicators for French Polynesia 2015

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* Source: IMF
Aggregate Indicators for French Polynesia
  Geography (Location, geographic coordinates, map references, area, terrain, elevation extremes, borders, coastline and maritime claims) for French Polynesia
  Climate and Environment (climate, environmental issues, environmental agreements, natural hazards) for French Polynesia
  Natural Resources, Agricultural Products, Land Use and Water Use for French Polynesia
  Nationality, Ethnic Groups, Languages and Religions for French Polynesia
  Telephone Statistics: Number of Fixed Lines, Mobile Phone Penetration Rate for French Polynesia
  Age Structure, Median Age, Gender and Urbanization for French Polynesia
  Population Growth Rate, Birth Rate, Death Rate, Net Migration Rate for French Polynesia
  Life Expectancy Rate, Infant Mortality Rate and Total Fertility Rate for French Polynesia
  HIV, AIDS and Other Major Infectious Disease Rates for French Polynesia
  Literacy Rate, Educational Expenditure and School Life Expectancy for French Polynesia
  Gross Domestic Product (PPP, Official Exchange Rate, Real Growth Rate and Per Capita) for French Polynesia
  Industries and Industrial Growth Production Rate for French Polynesia
  Labor Force by Occupation for French Polynesia
  Poverty Line, Gini Index, Household Income and Consumption for French Polynesia
  National Budget and Public Debt for French Polynesia
  Bank Rates (Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate, Central Bank Discount Rate) for French Polynesia
  Stock of Money, Stock of Quasi Money, Stock of Domestic Credit for French Polynesia
  Stock Market Capitalization: Market Value of Publicly Traded Shares for French Polynesia
  Trade Statistics, Export Statistics, Export Partners and Products, Import Statistics, Import Partners and Products for French Polynesia
  Foreign Exchange Reserves and Gold Reserves for French Polynesia
  FDI Statistics (Foreign Direct Investment at Home/ Inbound FDI, Foreign Direct Investment Abroad/ Outbound FDI) for French Polynesia
  Exchange Rate Statistics for French Polynesia
  Electricity Production, Electricity Consumption, Electricity Exports and Electricity Imports for French Polynesia
  Oil Production, Proven Oil Reserves, Oil Consumption, Oil Exports and Oil Imports for French Polynesia
  Natural Gas Production, Proven Natural Gas Reserves, Natural Gas Consumption, Natural Gas Exports and Natural Gas Imports for French Polynesia
  Television and Radio Statistics (TV Stats, Radio Stats) for French Polynesia
  Internet Statistics (Internet Users, Internet Hosts, Country TLD) for French Polynesia
  Airport Statistics (Paved Runway Airports, Unpaved Runway Airports, Heliports) for French Polynesia
  Transport Statistics (Railways, Roadways, Waterways, Ports and Terminals, Airports, Merchant Marine) for French Polynesia
  Military Statistics (Military Expenditure, Military Branches, Service Age and Obligation, Manpower Available and Fit for Military Service) for French Polynesia
  Disputes, Refugees, Human Trafficking and Illicit Drug Production for French Polynesia
* Source: CIA
Internet Indicators for French Polynesia
  Number of Internet Users for French Polynesia
  Internet Penetration Rate for French Polynesia
  Number of Facebook Accounts for French Polynesia
  Facebook Penetration Rate for French Polynesia
* Source: IWS