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Tonga: Economy

The economy is estimated to have grown in FY2017 somewhat faster than forecast in the Asian Development Outlook 2017. This result was driven by increases in tourism receipts and agricultural production. Growth was further accelerated by construction, notably reconstruction in Ha’apai in the wake of Cyclone Winston in February 2016. The growth projection for FY2018 is revised sharply higher than forecast in April in response to a stronger rebound in agriculture, enhanced domestic demand, a more vibrant financial sector, and ongoing reconstruction. Further, the government has announced an expansionary FY2018 budget. Read more from Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update

Note: GDP growth rate forecasts for 2017 and 2018.


Economic forecasts for Pacific countries

Country 2017f 2018f
Cook Islands 5.0 5.0
Fiji 2.9 3.5
Kiribati -0.1 -0.5
Marshall Islands 3.6 2.1
Micronesia, Federated States of 2.7 2.8
Nauru 1.4 –7.2
Palau 2.0 4.5
Papua New Guinea -0.6 -0.3
Samoa 1.3 0.8
Solomon Islands 0.5 0.3
Timor-Leste 2.1 4.1
Tonga 2.7 2.7
Tuvalu 1.1 1.3
Vanuatu 2.0 1.5
Average 0.6 1.0
Country 2017f 2018f
Cook Islands –0.1 0.5
Fiji 3.5 2.5
Kiribati 2.0 2.0
Marshall Islands 0.5 1.0
Micronesia, Federated States of 1.5 2.0
Nauru 6.0 2.0
Palau 1.5 2.0
Papua New Guinea 7.5 7.5
Samoa 1.4 2.0
Solomon Islands 0.5 1.0
Timor-Leste 1.2 3.0
Tonga 2.5 2.5
Tuvalu 2.9 2.5
Vanuatu 2.8 3.3
Average 5.3 5.3
Country 2017f 2018f
Cook Islands 27.6 28.7
Fiji –4.2 –3.6
Kiribati –2.4 –3.0
Marshall Islands 5.0 7.0
Micronesia, Federated States of 4.5 4.5
Nauru 0.5 –1.8
Palau –12.0 –14.0
Papua New Guinea 7.7 6.7
Samoa –2.9 –4.2
Solomon Islands –6.0 –9.0
Timor-Leste –5.9 –36.4
Tonga –7.7 –10.0
Tuvalu –20.2 –24.4
Vanuatu –10.0 –9.5
Average 2.8 –0.8
Country 2015
Cook Islands 24,071
Fiji 4,830
Kiribati 3,390
Marshall Islands 4,770
Micronesia, Federated States of 3,560
Nauru 15,420
Palau 12,180
Papua New Guinea 2,199
Samoa 3,930
Solomon Islands 1,920
Timor-Leste 2,180
Tonga 4,280
Tuvalu 6,230
Vanuatu 3,282

f = forecast number.

Sources:
Asian Development Outlook 2017
Asian Development Outlook 2017 Update