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About Palau

Palau, officially known as the Republic of Palau is an island country in the Micronesia region of the Pacific Ocean. The country has over 340 islands within the Caroline Island region.

The country’s economy revolves primarily around Tourism, Agriculture, and Fishing. The country is supported by the United States under the Free Association agreement.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionPacific Region
Capital CityMelekeok
Government TypePresidential Republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Palauan, Japanese, Sonsorolese, Tobian
CurrencyUnited States dollar, USD
Phone Code +680
Important CitiesAirai, Kloulklubed, Meyungs, Melekeok, Ngermid, Hatobohei, Ollei, Imetang, Choll, Elab, Ngebuked, Ngkeklau, Ngetbong, Bkulangriil, Ibobang
National DayIndependence Day (Oct-01)
GDP (nominal)USD 0.267 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking146
Primary IndustriesIncome,Inflation,Workforce,Budget,Industries,Electricity
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsPhilippines, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea
Member of(Members of the Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsMarine Vessels, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Other Products, Electrical Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Books and Papers, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Plastics and Products, Gems & Jewellery, Silk & Textiles, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Rubber and Products, Glass and glassware
Major ImportsMarine Vessels, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Other Products, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Household Items & Products, Plastics and Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Wood and Pulp, Building & Construction Products & Services, Rubber and Products, Pharmaceutical Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.008 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 0.183 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.175 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and Palau is small due to Palau's small population and poor air connectivity with major transit points. Palau has direct air connectivity only with Manila and Guam.[2] Bilateral trade between the two countries totaled US$170,000 in 2007-08 and rose to $800,000 in 2014–15. Trade rose significantly to $3.72 million in 2015–16, as result of exports of ships, boats and floating structures from Palau to India. India exported $200,000 worth of goods to Palau and imported $3.70 million in 2015–16. India imports from Palau rose from $100,000 the previous fiscal. The main commodity exported by India to Palau is pharmaceuticals. India's only imports from Palau were electrical machinery and equipment in 2014–15, and ships, boats and floating structures in 2015–16.
Major Exports to IndiaLive Animals and Animal Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Plants and Flowers, Vegetables and Related Products, Fruits and Nuts, Spices, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Major Imports from IndiaElectrical Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Household Items & Products, Plastics and Products, Silk & Textiles, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Chemical Products, Music and Instruments, Arms and Ammunitions, Railway and Locomotives, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Aviation Vehicles, Marine Vessels, Cosmetics and Accessories
India's Imports ValueUSD 0 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 0.22 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 0.22 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for PalauEmbassy of India

Honourable Ambassador
2190 Paraiso Street, Dasmariñas Village, P.O. Box 2123, MCPO, Makati City, Metro Manila
63-2-8430101; +63-2-8430102

Embassy Details of Palau in IndiaPalau
Honorary Consulate General of Palau in New Delhi
H.E. Mr. Neeraj A. Sharma
Honorary Consul General
C2/258, JanakpuriNew Delhi - 110058
+91-11-40109565, +91-9667825200 (O)