2.5 billion Australian dollars – that’s how much the French state invested in French Polynesia last year. A figure that is set to rise in relation to 2021, according to the public media Polynésie 1ère, which points out that “it’s almost a third of Polynesian GDP (gross domestic product)”.
For his part, High Commissioner Eric Spitz, who represents the President of the Republic in Polynesia, pointed out that this sum finances the State administration and that it also contributes to the financing of local administrations.
“These expenses are divided as follows: 1.2 billion dollars for the country, 0.17 billion for the communes and around 1 billion for state administrations”,