Vanuatu

About Vanuatu

Vanuatu, officially known as the Republic of Vanuatu is an island country located in the Melanesia region of the Pacific Ocean Region. The country was colonized by both British and French by means of a specific arrangement.

Vanuatu’s primary economy is Fisheries. However, Agriculture and Tourism form secondary economies of the country.

Country Facts

 

Basic Details
RegionPacific Region
Capital CityPort Vila
Government Typeconstitutional democracy
Official LanguagesBislama, English, French
CurrencyVanuatu vatu, VUV
Phone Code +678
Important CitiesBunlap, Butmas, Forari, Ipikil, Ipota, Isangel, Lakatoro, Lamap, Loltong, Longana, Lorevilko, Luganville, Lenakel, Norsup, Port Olry
National DayIndependence Day (Jul-30)
Economy
Ease of Doing Business Ranking107
Primary IndustriesFinancial sector,Fishing industry,Mining industry,Agriculture sector,Tourism sector.
Major ExportsFish and crustaceans, molluscs, Ships, boats and floating structures, Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits, miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruit, Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants, Cocoa and cocoa preparations, Electrical machinery and equipment, Animal or vegetable fats and oils , Printed books, newspapers, pictures , Beverages, spirits and vinegar
Major Exports to IndiaPharmaceutical products, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, Plastics and articles thereof, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement, Miscellaneous manufactured articles, Machinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts , Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted , Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision,
Major ImportsMachinery, mechanical appliances, nuclear reactors, boilers, Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, Mineral fuels, mineral oils , Electrical machinery and equipment, Ships, boats and floating structures, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk, Articles of iron or steel, Meat and edible meat offal, Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs , Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision,
Major Imports from IndiaAnimal or vegetable fats and oils, Preparations of meat, of fish or of crustaceans, molluscs , Sugars and sugar confectionery, Cocoa and cocoa preparations, Preparations of cereals, flour, starch, Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts , Miscellaneous edible preparations, Beverages, spirits and vinegar, Residues and waste from the food industries, prepared animal fodder, Tobacco and manufactured tobacco substitutes, Salt, sulphur, earths and stone, plastering materials, lime and cement
Foreign Relations
Trade Agreements with IndiaWhile India's exports to Vanuatu was US$ 2.67 million in 2012-13, its imports stood at US$ 5.37 million. Asian Paints had set up a paints factory in Vanuatu. Tatas have exported some 'Sierra' vehicles.
Bordering NationsNew Caledonia, Fiji
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Indian Embassy DetailsH.E. Smt. Padmaja
Honourable High Commissioner
High Commission of India
Butt Street,Suva, Republic of Fiji
Email:
Phone: (679) 3301125, +679 9921474
Embassy Details in IndiaH.E. Mr. Vikram Kapur
Honorary Consul General
Honorary Consulate General Of Vanuatu In New Delhi
28, Friends Colony (West) New Delhi 110065 India
Email: vikram.kapur@sify.com
Phone: (+91) 11-4658 8238 / 7

 

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