The Institute of Statistics of French Polynesia (ISPF)
Each year, the publications of the collection “Highlights Balance Sheets” make the economic and social synthesis of the past year according to a given theme: price index, foreign trade, employment, construction, tourism, demography, companies…
The ISPF is the territorial statistical agency. Its missions are:
- to collect and produce data,
- to administer directories,
- coordinate the public statistical system,
- to process, analyze and disseminate economic and social information.
The ISPF produces statistics in various fields such as tourism, construction, foreign trade, pearl farming, etc.
The ISPF retreats the data provided by the customs services to give indicators of trade with other countries. Foreign trade statistics give a representation of cross-border goods traffic. It makes it possible to analyze the flow of goods, in imports as in exports. Goods are understood to mean all goods which contribute to increasing or decreasing the stock of the country’s material resources.
Pearl review in 2014: “Pearl farming in 2014: export volumes up again”
In 2014, export earnings from pearl products increased for the second consecutive year (+ 12%).
Their share in total local exports represents 69% (compared to 66% in 2013).
Export volumes increased by 6% after three years of decline.
The average pearl price increased to 1,030 F.CFP (+ 1.5%).
In addition, the lagoon areas used for pearl farming increased to 8,300 hectares (+ 8.5%).