TUVALU

Tuvalu (pronounced too-vah-loo) is a Polynesian island country in the South Pacific, one of the world’s smallest countries. A member of the Commonwealth, Tuvalu comprises 9 islands which make up a total 26 square kilometres (10 sq mi) spread out between the latitude of 5° to 10° South and longitude of 176° to 180°.

 

Source: Tuvalu Government

Quick Facts

2012 Population: 11,206
2012 Male Population: 5,582
Annual Inflation Rate: 1.85%
2011 GDP: 37,517
2011 GDP Per Capita: 3,348

 

Source: Tuvalu Statistics Office

Census

Tuvalu Population Since 1968
Year Total Population Male Female
1968 5,782 2,656 3,126
1973 5,887 2,727 3,160
1991 9,035 4,374 4,661
2002 9,561 4,729 4,832
2012 10,782 5,515 5,267
Source: Tuvalu Census

Year Imports Exports Balance Exports as % of imports
1995 7,695,814 221,587 -7,474,227 2.88
1996 7,102,448 34,139 -7,068,309 0.48
1997 10,190,471 162,423 -10,028,048 1.59
1998 15,749,000 253,887 -15,495,113 1.61
1999 12,466,323 177,181 -12,289,142 1.42
2000 8,882,707 16,800 -8,865,907 0.19
2001 6,768,836 31,737 -6,737,099 0.47
2002 20,362,342 252,485 -20,109,857 1.24
2003 24,043,441 147,124 -23,896,317 0.61
2004 15,498,900 181,606 -15,317,294 1.17
2005 16,908,332 80,403 -16,827,929 0.47
2006 16,838,622 13,033,348 -3,805,274
2007 6,653,049
Source: Tuvalu Statistics Office

Year Air Sea Total
2008 1,410 255 1,665
2009 1,362 222 1,584
2010 1,442 215 1,657
2011 1,178 54 1,232
Souce: Tuvalu Statistics Office

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