The export markets that matter to Papua New Guinea – and how they are changing

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What’s happening in Papua New Guinea’s three most important export markets? Demographer Bernard Salt says social trends in China, Australia and Japan will affect the business they do with PNG in the future, and present new opportunities.

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Sankamap Exports founder believes Bougainville business has a bright future

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Establishing a business on a Papua New Guinea island is a difficult challenge. But Robert Critchley, owner of cocoa and copra supplier, Sankamap Exports, describes how it can be done.

Papua New Guinea’s 2015 agriculture exports less than half 2011 levels

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Papua New Guinea’s agriculture export income in 2015 was less than half 2011 levels, according to data from Bank Papua New Guinea’s latest Quarterly Economic Bulletin. Income from palm oil exports was at its lowest level since 2009, coffee sales were less than half the level of four years ago and income from rubber exports almost halved in a year.

Up to one-third of Papua New Guinea log exports may not be authorised by landowners, says INA

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Just over one third of Papua New Guinea’s logging exports in 2012 came from Special Agricultural and Business Leases, the majority of which may not have received approval from customary landowners, according to analysis by Paul Barker, Director of the Institute of National Affairs.