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New country classifications by income level: 2017-2018

The World Bank data for the first adjustment come from estimates of 2016 GNI per capita which are now available. This year, the thresholds have moved down slightly because of low price inflation and the strengthening of the US dollar. Click here for information about how the World Bank classifies countries.

Changes in classification: the following Pacific countries have new income groups:

 

Country

Old group

New group

Nauru

High-income

Upper-middle

Palau

Upper-middle

High-income

Samoa

Lower-middle

Upper-middle

Tonga

Lower-middle

Upper-middle

http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/new-country-classifications-income-l...

 

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