You can define async calls that will be produce static JSON on site generation.

You can pre-run expensive functions using useStatic.

import {
} from '@nuxtjs/composition-api'
import axios from 'axios'

export default defineComponent({
  setup() {
    const { params } = useContext()
    const id = computed(() =>
    const post = useStatic(
      id => axios.get(`${id}`),

    return { post }


If you are generating the whole app (or just prerendering some routes with nuxt build && nuxt generate --no-build) the following behaviour will be unlocked:

  • On generate, the result of a useStatic call will be saved to a JSON file and copied into the /dist directory.
  • On hard-reload of a generated page, the JSON will be inlined into the page and cached.
  • On client navigation to a generated page, this JSON will be fetched - and once fetched it will be cached for subsequent navigations. If for whatever reason this JSON doesn't exist, such as if the page wasn't pre-generated, the original factory function will be run on client-side.

If you are pregenerating some pages in your app note that you may need to increase generate.interval. (See setup instructions.)


If the route is not pre-generated (including in dev mode), then:

  • On a hard-reload, the server will run the factory function and inline the result in nuxtState - so the client won't rerun the API request. The result will be cached between requests.
  • On client navigation, the client will run the factory function.

In both of these cases, the return result of useStatic is a null ref that is filled with the result of the factory function or JSON fetch when it resolves.

Edit this page on GitHub Updated at Tue, Mar 2, 2021