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) $694,681,322 (2019)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 0.734% (2019)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $6,648 (2019)
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GDP Country Rank 191/197 (2019)

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 %) 7.442% (2017)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) $186,483,847 (2019)
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 27.5% (2019)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 0.375% (2019)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 5.857% (2018)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($18,934,688) (2020)
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Labor and Employment [1]

Labor Force, Total 31,407 (2020)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 23.72% (2020)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 29.21% (2020)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 47.069% (2020)
Unemployment Rate 4.37% (2020)
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Trade [1]

Imports of goods and services (current US$) $341,007,615 (2019)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $107,858,180 (2019)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 50.356% (2019)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $1,742,414 (2019)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $71,101,120 (2020)
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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