Timor-Leste: Economy

Economic growth in Timor-Leste slowed in 2015 as fiscal stimulus eased. Growth is expected to accelerate in 2016 and 2017 on rising public and private investment, but declining oil production highlights the need to diversify the economy. A young population lends Timor-Leste great potential to raise its long-term growth prospects by investing in human capital and encouraging broader participation in the labor market. 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