Papua New Guinea

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About Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea, officially known as the Independent State of Papua New Guinea is a country in the Melanesia region of the Pacific Ocean. The country is part of a large island which it shares with Indonesia. The country was previously colonized by both Germany and Britain.

The country has rich natural resources including minerals, forests, and agriculture.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionPacific Region
Capital CityPort Moresby
Government TypeParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish, Hiri Motu, PNG, Sign Language, Tok Pisin
CurrencyPapua New Guinean kina, PGK
Phone Code +675
Important CitiesAdumo, Agaun, Aiambak, Aitape, Alekano, Alexishafen, Alotau, Ambunti, Angoram, Arawa, Asaro, Awaba, Baimuru, Baiyer, Balimo, Banz, Benabena, Benna, Bensbach, Bereina, Boana, Bogia, Boridi
National DayIndependence Day (Sep-16)
GDP (nominal)USD 31.692 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking120
Primary IndustriesAgriculture,Timber and fish,Industry
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsIndonesia, Australia, Solomon Islands
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Gems & Jewellery, Edible Oils & Seeds, Wood and Pulp, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Spices, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Other Products, Aviation Vehicles, Chemical Products, Rubber and Products
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Plastics and Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Rubber and Products, Other Products, Chemical Products, Agriculture & Farming Products and Solutions, Edible Oils & Seeds, Books and Papers, Household Items & Products, Pharmaceutical Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 16.950 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 5.616 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 11.334 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaPapua New Guinea-India trade reached US$239 Million. India has been educating many PNG officers/students and many Indians live in Papua New Guinea serving in sectors such as IT, Education, Teaching, Government and Trade. In 2017, PNG and India set to enter an Economic Partnership Agreement with a focus on investments and infrastructure projects in Papua New Guinea to facilitate more trade with India.
Major Exports to IndiaEdible Oils & Seeds, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Wood and Pulp, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Gems & Jewellery, Chemical Products, Electrical Products, Machinery & Appliances, Silk & Textiles, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Music and Instruments, Arms and Ammunitions, Household Items & Products, Toys and Games, Other Products
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Cosmetics and Accessories, Plastics and Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Household Items & Products, Electrical Products, Rubber and Products, Fashion and Apparel, Books and Papers, Other Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
India's Imports ValueUSD 643.36 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 85.84 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 557.52 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for Papua New GuineaHigh Commission of India
H.E. Shri Inbasekar Sundaramurthi
Honourable High Commissioner
Lot 30, Section 7, Lawes Road, Granville [Post Box 86, Waigani] Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea.
675-321 0528 and 675-321 4291

Embassy Details of Papua New Guinea in IndiaPapua New Guinea High Commission
H.E. Mr. Paulias Korni
High Commissioner
90, Poorvi Marg, Vasant Vihar,New Delhi - 110057
011-46012814/15 (O)