Tokelau Economy

Is Tokelau a rich country?

Tokelau's small size (three villages), isolation, and lack of resources greatly restrain economic development and confine agriculture to the subsistence level. The principal sources of revenue are from sales of copra, postage stamps, souvenir coins, and handicrafts. Money is also remitted to families from relatives in New Zealand.

The people rely heavily on aid from New Zealand - about $15 million annually in FY12/13 and FY13/14 - to maintain public services. New Zealand's support amounts to 80% of Tokelau's recurrent government budget. An international trust fund, currently worth nearly $32 million, was established in 2004 by New Zealand to provide Tokelau an independent source of revenue.

Tokelau Economy Data

What is the GDP of Tokelau?

Currency Name and Code New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
GDP - Gross Domestic Product (PPP) $1,500,000 (USD)
GDP - official exchange rate $0 (USD)
GDP - official exchange rate note NA
GDP - real growth rate note NA
GDP Per Capita $1,000.00 (USD)
Labor Force 440
Fiscal Year 1 April - 31 March
Annual Budget $430,800 (USD)
Major Industries small-scale enterprises for copra production, woodworking, plaited craft goods; stamps, coins; fishing
Agriculture Products coconuts, copra, breadfruit, papayas, bananas; pigs, poultry, goats
Exchange Rate per US Dollar New Zealand dollar (NZD)

Labor Force by Occupation- As reported by Tokelau

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