Economic Trivia

Tourism is the second-largest source of earnings for the country.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2014): New Zealand, Singapore, and United States
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): Seafood, Vegetables, and Oil & Mineral Fuels

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Tourism; Construction; Fishing

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) [1]

GDP, PPP (current international) $616,199,020 (2016)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.5% (2016)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $5,752 (2016)
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GDP Country Rank 188/194 (2016)

GDP Composition %

Note: GDP composition percentage may exceed 100. Manufacturing is included in the Industry figures and is also reported separately because it plays a critical role in many economies.

Economic Indicators [1]

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 2.58% (2016)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $159,855,000 (2016)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 27.5% (2017)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 7.974% (2016)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 6.984% (2015)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($32,502,494) (2013)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 43,854 (2017)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 31.83% (2003)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 30.56% (2003)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 37.53% (2003)
Unemployment Rate 4.818% (2017)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $264,179,207 (2015)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $76,316,766 (2015)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 71.364% (2016)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $8,855,570 (2016)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $69,893,539 (2013)
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Economic Snapshot [1]

Note: Percentile ranks are calculated using the latest available data for all countries within the last 5 years.

How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, Tonga’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment


  1. The World Bank