Kiribati: Economy

Achieving fiscal sustainability despite dependence on volatile and uncertain revenue sources is a common challenge for Kiribati and the other small island economies in the Pacific. Record high fishing license revenues and investments from development partners have underpinned rising public expenditure and growth. Read more from Asian Development Outlook 2016

Economic forecasts for Pacific countries

Country 2016 2017
Cook Islands 0.0 0.2
Fiji 2.7 4.5
Kiribati 1.8 2.0
Marshall Islands 1.5 2.0
Micronesia, Federated States of 2.5 3.5
Nauru 3.0 15.0
Palau 3.0 7.0
Papua New Guinea 4.3 2.4
Samoa 2.0 0.5
Solomon Islands 3.0 2.8
Timor-Leste 4.5 5.5
Tonga 2.8 2.7
Tuvalu 3.5 3.0
Vanuatu 2.5 3.8
Average 3.8 3.1
Country 2016 2017
Cook Islands 1.8 2.0
Fiji 3.0 3.0
Kiribati 0.3 0.8
Marshall Islands 2.0 2.5
Micronesia, Federated States of -0.3 0.3
Nauru 6.6 1.7
Palau 1.5 2.5
Papua New Guinea 6.0 6.0
Samoa 2.0 2.0
Solomon Islands 4.4 5.7
Timor-Leste 2.0 3.0
Tonga -0.3 0.5
Tuvalu 3.5 2.0
Vanuatu 1.9 2.4
Average 4.5 4.7
Country 2016 2017
Cook Islands 37.3 41.3
Fiji -7.0 -4.4
Kiribati 15.0 -10.0
Marshall Islands 11.1 8.9
Micronesia, Federated States of 19.5 30.1
Nauru ... ...
Palau -2.3 -1.3
Papua New Guinea 3.8 7.2
Samoa -4.3 -5.1
Solomon Islands -5.9 -7.2
Timor-Leste 26.1 11.8
Tonga -1.9 -3.2
Tuvalu -21.4 -18.7
Vanuatu -15.0 -11.0
Average 4.1 4.8

… = no data available.

Source: Asian Development Outlook 2016