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Hawaii Data Book 2012 Now Available on the Internet
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State of Hawaii Data Book 2012 Now Available on the Internet

News Release from DBEDT Aug 15, 2013

HONOLULU—The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) today released the 2012 edition of the State of Hawaii Data Book at

The state’s Data Book is the most comprehensive statistical book about Hawaii in a single compilation. With more than 800 data tables, it covers a broad range of statistical information in areas such as population, education, labor, energy, business enterprises, government, tourism and transportation.

“The Data Book is the most popular statistical product we produce in our Research and Economic Analysis Division,” said DBEDT Director Richard C. Lim. “It is an invaluable tool not only for researchers who need economic data but also for firms who need information to start up or expand their businesses in Hawaii.”

Some of the unique and interesting data in this newest edition show that:

  • In the 2012 General Election, the number of registered voters topped 700,000 for the first time in history. (Table 8.03)
  • In 2012, the number of passenger vehicles in the State exceeded one million for the first time in state history. (Table 18.06)
  • In 2012, overseas passenger counts exceeded 9 million for the first time in history. (Table 18.36))
  • According to the Hawaii State Department of Transportation, Highways Division, highway fuel consumption dropped to a historic low of 407 gallons per vehicle. (Table 18.17))
  • The visitor arrivals in 2012 hit a record high. There were 7,867,143 visitors to Hawaii who stayed overnight or longer in 2012, an increase of 10 percent over 2011. (Table 07.03))
  • Hawaii duty free store revenue increased 30.6 percent in 2012 to $199.6 million, highest level since 2001. (Table 23.13))
  • Between 2010 and 2012, there was a net gain of more than 13,000 people in Hawaii from migration. This represented a gain of more than 17,000 people who came to our islands from other countries; offset by the loss of more than 4,000 people moving from our state to other states. (Table 1.59))
  • According to City and County of Honolulu, Department of Park and Recreation records, in Honolulu in 2012 there were 143,400 trees along City and County streets and highways. That represented the most ever since 1978, the first year that these data have been collected. (Table 5.52))
  • The average electricity price for residential customers on Oahu increased from 32 cents per kWh in 2011 to 35 cents per kWh in 2012, a 10 percent increase from the previous year. (Table 17.13))
  • As of December 31, 2012, Kilauea’s east rift zone volcanic eruption had been continuously going on for 10,955 days, dating back nearly 30 years to January 3, 1983. (Table 5.17)

DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) also maintains the historical series of tables and updates the data continuously throughout the year. The historical series and the update can be found in the “Economic Information” section of the DBEDT website (

The Data Book is available on the DBEDT website, at and may be downloaded in whole or in part as either PDF or Excel files.

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