The PNG Economic Database is an extremely valuable tool to support research and evidence-based decision making on economic policy, which is of critical importance to any nation’s future prosperity.”

– The Treasurer of Papua New Guinea, The Hon. Ian Ling Stuckey, 30 September 2021

The PNG Economic Database was launched on Thursday September 30 2021 by the Treasurer of PNG, the Hon Ian Ling Stuckey. Read the Treasurer’s speech here. Watch the launch here.

Consistent data on the PNG economy back to independence is sparse. To fill this gap, the ANU-UPNG partnership has created the PNG Economic Database. The PNG Economic Database contains economic data for PNG back to independence, with 175 series.

In the Series pages you will find graphs based on the data, along with explanations, taken from this joint ANU-UPNG paper.

Notes on how the series were constructed are contained in the Data Notes section. Further information about the database can be found in the About section.

Below you will find the full dataset. The dataset can be downloaded by scrolling to below the dataset, and clicking download – the icon situated second-from-the-right. Those who want the data in Excel format should click “crosstab” when asked what file format to download as.

This database is the 2021.1 version.

Use the tabs below to view and download some or all of the data, or to chart individual variables.

To further explore the data, read short narratives and see interesting graphs on key series, go to the Series pages. To find out more about the data sources, go to Data Notes. To find out more about the database, go to About.