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International Rankings of Palau - 2024


SOURCE: 2024 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

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This table lists the international rankings of Palau, in all categories that are published in the CIA World Factbook, and those that we derived from them. Additional international rankings of Palau, can be found in the main country ranks menu.
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Ranked Data Rank Value Year
Communications
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 47 7 2015
Broadband - fixed subscriptions - total 192 1224 2015
Internet users - percent of population 84 37.2 % 2021
Internet users - total 219 6696 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 16 44 2021
Telephones - fixed lines - total subscriptions 193 8000 2022
Telephones - mobile cellular - subscriptions per 100 inhabitants 33 130 2021
Telephones - mobile cellular - total subscriptions 209 24000 2021
Economy
Average household expenditures - on alcohol and tobacco 59 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Average household expenditures - on food 95 N/A % of household expenditures 2024
Budget - expenditures 212 121.000 million US Dollars 2019
Budget - revenues 212 122.000 million US Dollars 2019
Budget surplus (+) or deficit (-) 3 8.8 % of GDP 0
Current account balance 88 63.534 million US Dollars 2021
Debt - external 97 18.380 billion US Dollars 2014
Exports 216 12.070 million US Dollars 2021
GDP (official exchange rate) 218 292.000 million US Dollars 2017
GDP - composition by end use - exports of goods and services 46 55.2 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by end use - government consumption 17 27.2 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by end use - household consumption 110 60.5 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by end use - imports of goods and services 152 67.6 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by end use - investment in fixed capital 68 22.7 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by end use - investment in inventories 37 1.9 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by sector of origin - agriculture 121 3 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by sector of origin - industry 124 19 % of GDP 2016
GDP - composition by sector of origin - services 32 78 % of GDP 2016
Gini Index coefficient - distribution of family income 129 N/A % 2024
Household income or consumption by percentage share - highest 10% 112 N/A % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Household income or consumption by percentage share - lowest 10% 46 N/A % share of income accruing to lowest and highest 10% of population 0
Imports 215 180.380 million US Dollars 2021
Industrial production growth rate 170 3.42 % 2021
Inflation rate (consumer prices) 114 2.61 % 2021
Labor force 214 11610 US Dollars 2016
Population below poverty line 68 24.9 % 2006
Public debt 37 86.13 % of GDP 2019
Real GDP (purchasing power parity) 220 248.468 million US Dollars 2021
Real GDP growth rate 200 13.33 % 2021
Real GDP per capita 105 13800 US Dollars 2021
Remittances 122 0.86 2020
Reserves of foreign exchange and gold 194 0 US Dollars 2017
Taxes and other revenues 97 18.59 % of GDP 0
Unemployment rate 200 1.7 % 2015
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - female 11 185 % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - male 155 N/A % 0
Youth unemployment rate (ages 15-24) - total 140 5.6 % 2014
Energy
Carbon dioxide emissions - from coal and metallurgical coke 129 N/A metric tonnes of CO2 2024
Carbon dioxide emissions - from consumed natural gas 125 N/A metric tonnes of CO2 2024
Carbon dioxide emissions - from petroleum and other liquids 212 N/A metric tonnes of CO2 2024
Coal - consumption 123 N/A metric tons 2024
Coal - exports 63 N/A metric tons 2024
Coal - imports 113 N/A metric tons 2024
Coal - production 76 N/A metric tons 2024
Coal - proven reserves 76 N/A metric tons 2024
Electricity - consumption 212 N/A kWh 2024
Electricity - exports 99 N/A kWh 2024
Electricity - imports 118 N/A kWh 2024
Electricity - installed generating capacity 207 N/A kWh 2024
Electricity - transmission/distribution losses 205 N/A kWh 2024
Electricity access - electrification - rural areas 87 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - total population 83 N/A 2024
Electricity access - electrification - urban areas 67 N/A 2024
Electricity access - population without electricity 26 N/A 2024
Electricity generation sources - biomass and waste 58 N/A % 2024
Electricity generation sources - fossil fuels 162 N/A % 2024
Electricity generation sources - geothermal 18 N/A % 2024
Electricity generation sources - hydroelectricity 133 N/A % 2024
Electricity generation sources - nuclear 35 N/A % 2024
Electricity generation sources - solar 70 N/A % 2024
Electricity generation sources - tide and wave 7 N/A % 2024
Electricity generation sources - wind 74 N/A % 2024
Energy consumption per capita 196 N/A Btu/person 2024
Natural gas - consumption 122 N/A cubic meters 2024
Natural gas - exports 58 N/A cubic meters 2024
Natural gas - imports 89 N/A cubic meters 2024
Natural gas - production 98 N/A cubic meters 2024
Natural gas - proven reserves 93 N/A cubic meters 2024
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate exports 74 N/A bbl/day 2024
Petroleum - crude oil and lease condensate imports 83 N/A bbl/day 2024
Petroleum - crude oil estimated reserves 90 N/A bbl/day 2024
Petroleum - refined petroleum consumption 195 N/A bbl/day 2024
Petroleum - total petroleum production 107 N/A bbl/day 2024
Refined petroleum products - exports 129 N/A bbl/day 2024
Refined petroleum products - imports 213 N/A bbl/day 2024
Refined petroleum products - production 113 N/A bbl/day 2024
Environment
Air pollutants - carbon dioxide emissions 173 0.22 megatons 2016
Air pollutants - methane emissions 179 0.06 megatons 2020
Air pollutants - particulate matter emissions 170 7.82 micrograms per cubic meter 2019
Land use - agricultural land 167 10.8 2018
Land use - arable land 141 2.2 2018
Land use - forest 3 87.6 2018
Land use - permanent crops 48 4.3 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 138 4.3 2018
Revenue from coal 34 N/A % of GDP 2024
Revenue from forest resources 98 0 % of GDP 2018
Total renewable water resources 179 0 cubic meters 2017
Total water withdrawal - agricultural 146 N/A cubic meters 2024
Total water withdrawal - industrial 109 N/A cubic meters 2024
Total water withdrawal - municipal 115 N/A cubic meters 2024
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 82 1.59 2025
Urbanization - urban population 39 82.4 2023
Geography
Area - land 198 459 sq km 0
Area - total 199 459 sq km 0
Area - water 193 0197 sq km 0
Coastline 69 1519 km 0
Elevation - highest point 178 242 meters 0
Elevation - lowest point 35 0 meters 0
Elevation - mean elevation 152 N/A meters 2024
Irrigated land 160 0 sq km 2022
Land boundaries - total 164 N/A km 2024
Land use - agricultural land 167 10.8 2018
Land use - arable land 141 2.2 2018
Land use - forest 3 87.6 2018
Land use - permanent crops 48 4.3 2018
Land use - permanent pasture 138 4.3 2018
Military
Military expenditures 50 N/A % of GDP 2024
Population
Alcohol consumption per capita - beer 153 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - other alcohols 64 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - spirits 136 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - total 169 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Alcohol consumption per capita - wine 97 N/A liters of pure alcohol 2024
Birth rate 119 11.6 births/1,000 population 2023
Child marriage - men married by age 18 45 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 15 58 N/A 2024
Child marriage - women married by age 18 82 N/A 2024
Children under the age of 5 years underweight 89 N/A % 0
Contraceptive prevalence rate 130 N/A % 0
Current health expenditure 3 18.4 % of GDP 2020
Currently married women (ages 15-49) 140 45.6 % 2023
Death rate 45 8.3 deaths/1,000 population 2023
Dependency ratios - elderly dependency ratio 83 13.7 % 0
Dependency ratios - potential support ratio 89 7.3 % 2021
Dependency ratios - total dependency ratio 150 43.8 % 0
Dependency ratios - youth dependency ratio 121 30.2 % 0
Drinking water source - improved 5 99.6 % of population 0
Drinking water source - rural 108 0.2 % of population 0
Drinking water source - total 99 0.3 % of population 2020
Drinking water source - unimproved 60 0.4 % of population 0
Education expenditures 18 6.8 % of GDP 2019
Gross reproduction rate 88 0.82 % 2023
Infant mortality rate - female 3 9127 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - male 108 13 deaths/1,000 live births 0
Infant mortality rate - total 110 11 deaths/1,000 live births 2023
Life expectancy at birth - female 134 78.2132 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - male 83 71.8 years 0
Life expectancy at birth - total population 78 74.9 years 2023
Literacy - definition 2 15 0
Literacy - female 29 96.3 % 2015
Literacy - male 25 96.8 % 0
Literacy - total population 28 96.6 % 0
Maternal mortality ratio 122 N/A deaths/100,000 live births 2024
Median age - female 29 3795 years 0
Median age - male 72 33.9 years 0
Median age - total 65 35 years 2023
Mother's mean age at first birth 86 N/A 2024
Net migration rate 53 0.6 migrant(s)/1,000 population 0
Obesity - adult prevalence rate 3 55.3 % 2016
Physicians density 84 1.77 physicians/1,000 population 2020
Population 218 21779 2023
Population growth rate 126 0.39 % 2023
Sanitation facility access - improved 3 99.8 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - rural 111 1 % of population 0
Sanitation facility access - total 117 0.4 % of population 2020
Sanitation facility access - unimproved 92 0.2 % of population 0
Sex ratio - 0-14 years 9 1.07 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 15-64 years 6 1.24 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - 65 years and over 60 0.33 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - at birth 7 1.07 male(s)/female 0
Sex ratio - total population 13 1.06 male(s)/female 0
Total fertility rate 116 1.7 children born/woman 2023
Urbanization - rate of urbanization 82 1.59 2025
Urbanization - urban population 39 82.4 2023
Transportation
Airports 122 3 2024
Heliports 66 N/A 2024
Merchant marine - total 47 427 2023
National air transport system - annual freight traffic on registered air carriers 139 N/A 2024
National air transport system - annual passenger traffic on registered air carriers 158 N/A 2024
National air transport system - inventory of registered aircraft operated by air carriers 101 1 0
National air transport system - number of registered air carriers 27 1 2020
Railways - narrow gauge 66 N/A 2024
Railways - total 103 N/A km 2024
Roadways - paved 124 85 km 2018
Roadways - total 135 121 km 2018
Waterways 110 N/A km 2024

*CALCULATED FIGURES are those that we calculated from data presented by the CIA World Factbook. For example, we calculated population density by dividing the total population by the land area, the electricity consumption per capita by dividing electricity consumption by the total population, etc.

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