Solomon Islands

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About Solomon Islands

The Solomon Islands is a group of islands in the Pacific Ocean Region. The Country has 6 large Islands and over 900 small islands. The country was formerly a British colony and is part of the commonwealth of nations where the Queen of England is the Head of state.

The Country’s economy is predominantly Agriculture and Fisheries. Tourism also plays an important role in the nation’s economy.

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionPacific Region
Capital CityHoniara
Government TypeParliamentary Constitutional Monarchy
Official LanguagesEnglish, Pijin
CurrencySolomon Islands dollar, SBD
Phone Code +677
Important CitiesAuki, Buala, Gizo (Ghizo), Honiara, Kamaosi, Kirakira (Kaokaona), Lata (Santa Cruz), Maniora, Munda, Noro, Taro Island, Tigoa (Tinggoa), Tulagi
National DayIndependence Day (Jul-07)
GDP (nominal)USD 1.69 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking136
Primary IndustriesCash crops,Gold,Fishing,Tourism,Foregin aid,Energy.
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsVanuatu, Papua New Guinea
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsWood and Pulp, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Edible Oils & Seeds, Gems & Jewellery, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Other Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Electrical Products, Plants and Flowers, Plastics and Products, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Vegetables and Related Products, Machinery & Appliances, Live Animals and Animal Products, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Marine Vessels
Major ImportsMining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Plastics and Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Cereals & Pulses, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Household Items & Products, Other Products, Pharmaceutical Products, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Books and Papers, Marine Vessels
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.575 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 0.541 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.034 Billion (Excess)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and the Solomon Islands totaled US$7.36 million in 2013–14. India exported $2.06 million worth of goods to the Solomon Islands, and imported $5.30 million. At the 2nd FIPIC Summit, Prime Minister Modi announced that a FIPIC Trade Office would be opened at the FICCI premises in New Delhi.
Major Exports to IndiaWood and Pulp, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Machinery & Appliances, Electrical Products, Railway and Locomotives, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Aviation Vehicles, Marine Vessels, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Cosmetics and Accessories, Music and Instruments, Arms and Ammunitions, Household Items & Products, Toys and Games, Other Products, Art and Antiques
Major Imports from IndiaPharmaceutical Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Cereals & Pulses, Spices, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Silk & Textiles, Machinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Electrical Products, Plastics and Products, Books and Papers, Cosmetics and Accessories, Chemical Products, Household Items & Products, Art and Antiques, Vegetables and Related Products
India's Imports ValueUSD 33.09 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 2.69 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 30.4 Million (Excess)
Indian Embassy Details for Solomon IslandsHigh Commission of India
H.E. Mr. 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 Solomon Islands in IndiaSolomon Islands
Honorary Consulate of Solomon Islands in New Delhi
H.E. Mrs. Radha Bhatia
Honorary Consul
E-9, Connaught House,Connaught Place,New Delhi-110001
01141517279/39555506 (O)