Papua New Guinea

Capital: 
Port Moresby
Location: 
Oceania, group of islands including the eastern half of the island of New Guinea between the Coral Sea and the South Pacific Ocean, east of Indonesia
Country Code: 
PG
Commodity
Area: 
Approx. 465,000 sq km
Coastline: 
Approx. 5,000 km
Climate: 
tropical;northwest monsoon (December to March), southeast monsoon (May to October);slight seasonal temperature variation
Land Resources (terrain): 
mostly mountains with coastal lowlands and rolling foothills
Natural Resource: 
gold
Natural Resource: 
copper
Natural Resource: 
silver
Natural Resource: 
natural gas
Natural Resource: 
timber
Natural Resource: 
oil
Natural Resource: 
fisheries
Total Renewable Water Resources: 
Approx. 801 cu km
Natural Hazards: 
volcanism
Natural Hazards: 
earthquakes
Natural Hazards: 
drought
Environmental Issues: 
deforestation
Environmental Issues: 
pollution from mining project
Environmental Issues: 
drought
Electricity (Production): 
Approx. 2.8 Billion kWh
Electricity (Consumption): 
Approx. 2.6 Billion kWh
Electricity (Exports): 
0 kWh
Electricity (Imports): 
0 kWh
Oil (Production): 
Approx. 38,000 bbl/day
Oil (Consumption): 
Approx. 33,000 bbl/day
Oil (Exports): 
Approx. 33,000 bbl/day
Oil (Imports): 
Approx. 14,000 bbl/day
Natural Gas (Production): 
Approx. 100 million cu m
Natural Gas (Consumption): 
Approx. 100 million cu m
Custom & Culture
Population: 
Approx. 5.9 Million
Nationality: 
Papua New Guinean
Ethnic Groups: 
Melanesian
Ethnic Groups: 
Papuan
Ethnic Groups: 
Negrito
Ethnic Groups: 
Micronesian
Ethnic Groups: 
Polynesian
Unofficial Language: 
Tok Pisin
Unofficial Language: 
English
Unofficial Language: 
Hiri Motu
Type Of Government: 
constitutional parliamentary democracy
Knowledge
Literacy: 
Approx. 57% Age 15+ Can Read and Write
Agricultural Products: 
coffee
Agricultural Products: 
cocoa
Agricultural Products: 
copra
Agricultural Products: 
palm kernels
Agricultural Products: 
tea
Agricultural Products: 
sugar
Agricultural Products: 
rubber
Agricultural Products: 
sweet potatoes
Agricultural Products: 
fruit
Agricultural Products: 
vegetables
Agricultural Products: 
vanilla
Agricultural Products: 
shell fish
Agricultural Products: 
poultry
Agricultural Products: 
pork
Industrial Products: 
copra crushing
Industrial Products: 
palm oil processing
Industrial Products: 
plywood production
Industrial Products: 
wood chip production
Industrial Products: 
mining of gold
Industrial Products: 
silver
Industrial Products: 
copper
Industrial Products: 
crude oil production
Industrial Products: 
petroleum refining
Industrial Products: 
construction
Industrial Products: 
tourism
Money
National Budget (Revenue): 
Approx. $2.2 Billion
National Budget (Expenditures): 
Approx. $2.4 Billion
National Debt: 
Approx. $2.3 Billion
Stock of Money: 
Approx. $2 Billion
GDP: 
Approx. $14 Billion
Inflation Rate: 
Approx. 6.5%
Commercial Bank Prime Lending Rate: 
Approx. 9.27%
Export Value: 
Approx. $4 Billion
Export Product: 
oil
Export Product: 
gold
Export Product: 
copper ore
Export Product: 
logs
Export Product: 
palm oil
Export Product: 
coffee
Export Product: 
cocoa
Export Product: 
crayfish
Export Product: 
prawns
Export Partner: 
Australia
Export Partner: 
Japan
Export Partner: 
China
Import Value: 
Approx. $2.6 Billion
Import Product: 
machinery
Import Product: 
transport equipment
Import Product: 
manufactured goods
Import Product: 
good
Import Product: 
fuel
Import Product: 
chemicals
Import Partner: 
Australia
Import Partner: 
Singapore
Import Partner: 
China
Import Partner: 
Japan
Import Partner: 
Malaysia
Technology
Communication: 
Telephone
Communication: 
Radio
Communication: 
Television
Communication: 
Internet .pg
Airports: 
560
Roadways: 
9,000 km
Waterways: 
11,000 km
Ports: 
Kimbe, Lae, Madang, Rabaul, Wewak
Pipelines: 
oil: Approx. 200 km
Well-being
Infant Mortality: 
Approx. 50 Deaths per 1000 Births
Life Expectancy: 
Approx. 66 Years
Infectious Disease Risk: 
Degree Of Risk: Very High
Food/Waterborne Diseases: 
bacterial diarrhea
Food/Waterborne Diseases: 
hepatitis A
Food/Waterborne Diseases: 
typhoid fever
Vectorborne Diseases: 
dengue fever
Vectorborne Diseases: 
malaria
Size Of Labor Pool: 
Approx. 3.7 Million
Unemployment: 
Approx. 2%
Population Below Poverty Line: 
Approx. 37%