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Visitor Arrivals

Total arrivals for the first quarter of 2024 were 1,739, a 16 percent decrease from the total arrivals recorded for the fourth quarter of 2023. The month with the highest arrivals was January. The total number of visitors for the first quarter of 2024 was 853, an increase of 8 percent compared to the number of visitors in the fourth quarter of 2023. Fiji, Australia, and New Zealand make up 42 percent of the total visitors with Fiji being the highest at 19 percent. About 3 in every 10 visitors visited Tuvalu for a holiday and another 3 in every 10 visited Tuvalu for Government purposes.

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Resident Departures

Total departures for the fourth quarter of 2024 were 2,146, a 2 percent decrease from the total departures in the fourth quarter of 2023. The month with the highest departures was February. The total number of resident departures in the first quarter of 2024 was 1,214 which is an 8 percent decrease compared to the first quarter of 2023. About 4 in every 10 residents traveled overseas for family or social purposes. Almost 80 percent of residents travel for family/social, education, and government purposes. Note that about 5 percent of residents travel for medical purposes and 2 percent migrate.

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Births

The total number of births for the first quarter of 2024 was 46 which is a 7 percent increase compared to the number of births in the fourth quarter of 2023. Overall, the birth of male children is slightly higher than female children. About 119 males for every 100 births of female children in the first quarter of 2024 compared to 115 in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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Deaths

The total number of deaths in the first quarter of 2024 was 25, a 14% decrease from the number of deaths in the fourth quarter of 2023.

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Population Estimates

The population estimated for the first quarter of 2024 was 9,853, a decrease of about 2.4 percent compared to the population estimated for 2023. It is worth noting from the section on migration that there is still a significant difference in the arrival and departure of residents. The base used for the estimates was the resident population count from the 2017 mini-census.

Population estimates by age groups

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Population estimates by year

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Consumer Price Index

SUMMARY The quarterly inflation rate for the first quarter of 2024 was 0.5 percent compared to 0.2 percent for the fourth quarter of the previous year. The annual inflation rate was 3.9 percent for the first quarter of 2024 compared to 4.5 percent for the fourth...

Social Statistics Release

Migration Visitor Arrivals The total number of visitors for 2023 was 3,136. Visitors increased 10-fold (1,185 percent) in 2023 compared to 2022. This increase is due to the lifting of travel restrictions in 2023. Most of the visitors arrived in the country were males...

IMTS 2023 Q2

CSD has compiled the IMTS 2023 Q2 report. There is an increase in the trade deficit due to increased imports and decreased exports. More information will be detailed in the report and the release tables. IMTS 2023 Q2 Report IMTS 2023 Q2 Release...

2022 Q4 Updates

The Tuvalu Central Statistics Division (CSD) updated the CPI and Inflation rates, arrival and departures (migration), Balance of Payments (BoP), and the International Merchandise Trade Statistics (IMTS) up to the fourth quarter of the year 2022. CSD also produced an...