Welcome to the Research & Economic Analysis Division (READ)

Sign up for our mailing listWe provide economic forecasts that contribute to long-term statewide planning. READ collects, compiles, interprets and posts data and statistics on all aspects of the economy, business activity and demographic characteristics of the State. READ also creates research reports on the economy and emerging industries of the state. READ provides the statistical and economic foundation for the State’s HIGrowth Initiative.

For beginning users and casual researchers, start with Hawaii Facts & Figures, the Hawaii State Data Book, or the extensive Hawaii Census Data section. Tourism (Visitor Industry) statistics are in a separate category. Economic trends, statistics and insights into Hawaii’s economy through various publications are also available.

Advanced researchers may want to check first to see if State economists have already analyzed data and issued a report on your subject matter. You can also do-it-yourself and get custom “information at your fingertips” using our datawarehouse tool. A number of analytic tools are also available in the form of time series data, GIS mapping tools, and economic modeling tools. If you are interested in how Hawaii compares to other states try here.

The Research and Economic Analysis Division is administered by Dr. Eugene Tian, Chief State Economist. Dr. Joseph Roos heads the Economic Research Branch and Dr. Y.S. Kim is the Branch Chief of the Statistics and Data Support Branch.

For the Uniform Information Practice Act (UIPA) request, please contact: Tammy Lam, Division Secretary, at (808) 586-2466, or email at [email protected] or by mail to 250 S. Hotel Street, Honolulu, Hawaii 96813.


Publication Schedule

What's New
June 1, 2023 Quarterly Statistical & Economic Report – 2nd Quarter 2023
May 30, 2023 Monthly Economic Indicators – April 2023
January 4, 2023 County Social, Business and Economic Trends in Hawaii: 1990 to 2021
August 15, 2022 2021 State of Hawaii Data Book