The Region

  Timor-Leste is part of one of the most dynamic regions worldwide, nestled between South-East Asia and the Pacific. Below is key information on Timor-Leste and the region.

 

Timor-Leste

 

> Population: 1,231,116 (July 2015 est.)

> Languages: Tetun (official) , Portuguese (official) , Indonesian, English

> Area: 14,874 sq. km

> GDP (PPP): $7.101 billion ( 2015 est.)

> GDP composition by Sector (2015 est.):

   Agriculture: 5.9%

   Industry: 77.4%

   Services: 16.8%

> Main agricultural products: coffee, rice, corn, cassava ( manioc , tapioca) , sweet potatoes , soy beans , cabbage, mangoes , bananas , vanilla

> Main Industries: printing, soap manufacturing, handicrafts , woven cloth

> Exported Commodities: oil, coffee, sandalwood, marble

> Imported Commodities: food, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, machinery

 

 

Indonesia

 

> Population: 255,993,674 ( July 2015 est.)

> Languages: Bahasa Indonesia (official), English, Dutch, local dialects (of which the most widely spoken is Javanese)

> Area: 1,904,569 sq. km

> GDP (PPP): $2.839 trillion (2015 est.)

> GDP composition by Sector (2015 est.):

   Agriculture: 13.6%

   Industry: 42.8%

   Services: 43.6%

> Main agricultural products: coffee, rice, corn, cassava ( manioc , tapioca) , sweet potatoes, soy beans, cabbage, mangoes, bananas, vanilla

> Main Industries: printing, soap manufacturing, handicrafts, woven cloth

> Exported Commodities: oil, coffee, sandalwood, marble

> Imported Commodities: food, gasoline, diesel, kerosene, machinery

 

 

Malaysia

 

> Population: 30,513,848 (July 2015 est.)

> Languages: Bahasa Malaysia (official), English, Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin, Hokkien, Hakka, Hainan, Foochow) , Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Panjabi, Thai

> Area: 329,847 sq. km

> GDP (PPP): $813.5 billion (2015 est.)

> GDP composition by Sector (2015 est.):

   Agriculture: 8.9%

   Industry: 35%

   Services: 56.1%

> Main agricultural products: palm oil, rubber, cocoa, rice, subsistence crops,
timber, pepper

> Main Industries: rubber and oil palm processing and manufacturing, petroleum and natural gas, light manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, medical technology, electronics and semiconductors, timber processing logging¸ agriculture processing

> Exported Commodities: semiconductors and electronic equipment, palm oil, petroleum and liquefied natural gas, wood and wood products, rubber, textiles, chemicals, solar panels

> Imported Commodities: electronics, machinery, petroleum products, plastics, vehicles, iron and steel products, chemicals

 

 

 

Papua New Guinea

 

> Population: 6,672,429 (July 2015 est.)

> Languages: Tok Pisin (official) , English (official) , Hiri Motu (official)

> Area: 462,840 sq. km

> GDP (PPP): $19.22 billion ( 2015 est.)

> GDP composition by Sector (2015 est.):

   Agriculture: 23.3%

   Industry: 38.3%

   Services: 38.4%

> Main agricultural products: coffee, cocoa, copra, palm kernels, tea, sugar, rubber, sweet potatoes, fruit, vegetables, vanilla, poultry, pork, shellfish

> Main Industries: copra crushing, palm oil processing, plywood production, wood chip production, mining (gold, silver, copper ), crude oil and petroleum products, construction, tourism

> Exported Commodities: oil, gold, copper ore, logs , palm oil, coffee, cocoa, cray fish, prawns

> Imported Commodities: machinery and transport equipment, manufactured goods, food, fuels, chemicals