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Cook Islands: Economy

Estimated economic growth in the Cook Islands in FY2017 was in line with the April forecast in the Asian Development Outlook 2017. This marked the sixth straight year of economic expansion in the country. The positive performance reflected a continued rise in visitor arrivals, which accelerated to 14.9% in FY2017 from 11.0% in FY2016 on large increases from the Americas, Asia, and New Zealand. Visitor arrivals are expected to continue growing in FY2018, as forecast earlier, and the projection for GDP growth is unchanged. Read more from Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update

Note: GDP growth rate forecasts for 2017 and 2018.


Economic forecasts for Pacific countries

Country 2017f 2018f
Cook Islands 5.0 5.0
Fiji 2.9 3.5
Kiribati -0.1 -0.5
Marshall Islands 3.6 2.1
Micronesia, Federated States of 2.7 2.8
Nauru 1.4 –7.2
Palau 2.0 4.5
Papua New Guinea -0.6 -0.3
Samoa 1.3 0.8
Solomon Islands 0.5 0.3
Timor-Leste 2.1 4.1
Tonga 2.7 2.7
Tuvalu 1.1 1.3
Vanuatu 2.0 1.5
Average 0.6 1.0
Country 2017f 2018f
Cook Islands –0.1 0.5
Fiji 3.5 2.5
Kiribati 2.0 2.0
Marshall Islands 0.5 1.0
Micronesia, Federated States of 1.5 2.0
Nauru 6.0 2.0
Palau 1.5 2.0
Papua New Guinea 7.5 7.5
Samoa 1.4 2.0
Solomon Islands 0.5 1.0
Timor-Leste 1.2 3.0
Tonga 2.5 2.5
Tuvalu 2.9 2.5
Vanuatu 2.8 3.3
Average 5.3 5.3
Country 2017f 2018f
Cook Islands 27.6 28.7
Fiji –4.2 –3.6
Kiribati –2.4 –3.0
Marshall Islands 5.0 7.0
Micronesia, Federated States of 4.5 4.5
Nauru 0.5 –1.8
Palau –12.0 –14.0
Papua New Guinea 7.7 6.7
Samoa –2.9 –4.2
Solomon Islands –6.0 –9.0
Timor-Leste –5.9 –36.4
Tonga –7.7 –10.0
Tuvalu –20.2 –24.4
Vanuatu –10.0 –9.5
Average 2.8 –0.8
Country 2015
Cook Islands 24,071
Fiji 4,830
Kiribati 3,390
Marshall Islands 4,770
Micronesia, Federated States of 3,560
Nauru 15,420
Palau 12,180
Papua New Guinea 2,199
Samoa 3,930
Solomon Islands 1,920
Timor-Leste 2,180
Tonga 4,280
Tuvalu 6,230
Vanuatu 3,282

f = forecast number.

Sources:
Asian Development Outlook 2017
Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update