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The Cook Islands

Browse additional economic indicators and data sets, selected by Global Finance editors, to learn more about The Cook Islands economic outlook, debt to GDP ratio, international trade performance and population trends. 

Basic Information

Government Type: Self-governing parliamentary democracy (Parliament of the Cook Islands) in free association with New Zealand

Capital City: Avarua

GDP & Economic Information

Macroeconomy & Sovereign Data

Central Bank Financial Supervisory Commission
Currency NZ dollars (NZD)
International Reserves N/A
Gross Domestic Product – GDP N/A
GDP (Purchasing Power Parity) N/A

GDP Data

Real GDP growth 2006 N/A
2007 N/A
2008 N/A
2009* N/A
2010* N/A
2011 N/A
2012 N/A
2013 N/A
2014 N/A
2015 N/A
2016 N/A
2017 N/A

*Estimate
GDP per capita – current prices N/A
GDP per capita – PPP N/A
GDP (PPP) – share of world total 1980 N/A
1990 N/A
2000 N/A
2010 N/A
2017 N/A
GDP – composition by sector agriculture: 5.1%
industry: 12.7%
services: 82.1%
(2010 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP) N/A
Inflation 2013 N/A
2014 N/A
2015 N/A
2016* N/A
2017* N/A

*Estimate

Inflation & Debt

Inflation 2013 N/A
2014 N/A
2015 N/A
2016* N/A
2017* N/A

*Estimate
Government Bond Ratings Standard & Poor’s: N/A

Moody’s: N/A

Standard & Poor’s / Moody’s (Updated as of January 24th 2017)
Unemployment rate 2013 N/A
2014 N/A
2015 N/A
2016* N/A
2017* N/A

*Estimate
Household saving rates N/A
Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP) 2013 N/A
2014 N/A
2015 N/A
2016* N/A
2017* N/A

*Estimate
Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP) 2013 N/A
2014 N/A
2015 N/A
2016* N/A
2017* N/A

*Estimate
Market value of publicly traded shares 2013 N/A
2014 N/A
2015 N/A
Largest Companies N/A

Import/Export

Exports as percent of GDP (Exports of goods and services) N/A
Shares in world total merchandising export N/A
Shares in world total commercial services export N/A
Total exports USD 3.1 millions (2011 estimate)

Export commodities Copra, papayas, fresh and canned citrus fruit, coffee; fish; pearls and pearl shells; clothing
Total imports USD 0.1 billion (2011 estimate)
Import commodities Foodstuffs, textiles, fuels, timber, capital goods
Exports – major partners N/A
Imports – major partners N/A

Competitiveness & Trade

Current account balance N/A
Current account balance by percentage of GDP N/A
FDI inflows 2013 USD 2.7 million
2014 USD -0.3 million
2015 USD 1.3 million
FDI Outflows 2013 USD 2,033 million
2014 USD 1,304 million
2015 USD 1,548 million
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser 2012 N/A
2013 N/A
2014 N/A
2015 N/A
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2014 N/A
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2015 N/A
Best countries for doing business N/A
Global competitiveness ranking N/A
Index of Economic Freedom N/A

Population & Geographic Data

Total Area 236 sq km
Total Population 1990 N/A
2000 N/A
2010 N/A
2016 N/A
2021 N/A
Urban population as % of total population 1960 N/A
1980 N/A
2000 N/A
2020 N/A
Population median age 35.9 years (2016 estimate)
Population growth rate -2.88% (2016 estimate)

Life expectancy 75.8 years (2016 estimate)
% of population living on less than $3.10 a day N/A
Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index) N/A
Freedom House rating N/A
Total telephone subscribers as % of population N/A
Internet users as % of total population 51% (2015)

Language & Religon

Languages English (official) 86.4%, Cook Islands Maori (Rarotongan) (official) 76.2%, other 8.3% (2011 est.)
Literacy N/A
Religions Protestant 62.8% (Cook Islands Christian Church 49.1%, Seventh Day Adventist 7.9%, Assemblies of God 3.7%, Apostolic Church 2.1%), Roman Catholic 17%, Mormon 4.4%, other 8%, none 5.6%, no response 2.2% (2011 est.)

World Rankings

Population N/A
Mercer Cost of living index N/A
C02 Emissions per capita N/A

Global Finance Rankings & Awards: The Cook Islands

Global Finance Magazine holds several conferences and awards ceremonies throughout the year to recognize the winning financial institutions and companies in a host of categories including World’s Best Trade Finance Banks, World's Biggest Banks, World's Safest Banks, World's Best Developed & Emerging Markets Banks, World's Best Internet Banks, and World’s Best Investment Banks.


Data Sources:

IMF World Economic Outlook

UN World Population Prospects

World Inequality Report

S&P Global Ratings

Moody’s

Fitch Ratings

IMF Direction of Trade Statistics (DOTS)

UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

CIA The World Factbook

World Bank’s World Integrated Trade Solution

Forbes Global 2000

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