Foreign Trade

The present issue of Quarterly International Merchandise Trade Statistics presents Statistics on merchandise Imports, Exports and Re-exports for the Kingdom of Tonga for the Second Quarters 2019. The quarterly reports provides more details than the monthly bulletins by commodity, country and sectors. An Introductory note explains the Sources of Data, Valuation of Imports and Exports, systems of recording and classification of the statistics and other related aspects. Imports and Exports are classified using the Harmonized System Nomenclature (HS).

Balance of Trade

-$147,084,233

Import

$158,919,962

Table 17: Quarterly Balance of Trade summary from 1st quarter, 2014 to 2nd quarter, 2019
QUARTERS DOMESTIC EXPORTS RE-EXPORTS IMPORTS BALANCE OF TRADE
Quarter 1, 2014 4,221,960 1,118,606 82,495,429 -77,154,863
Quarter 2, 2014 4,515,313 1,710,586 88,983,631 -82,757,732
Quarter 3, 2014 9,035,743 2,252,971 111,453,287 -100,164,573
Quarter 4, 2014 10,456,743 1,693,845 121,189,871 -109,039,283
Quarter 1, 2015 4,875,358 1,302,637 87,032,949 -80,854,953
Quarter 2, 2015 3,767,424 1,995,872 109,183,289 -103,419,994
Quarter 3, 2015 4,322,707 1,788,825 115,838,838 -109,727,305
Quarter 4, 2015 15,575,853 3,677,038 128,295,304 -109,042,413
Quarter 1, 2016 5,742,198 4,155,648 101,305,419 -91,407,573
Quarter 2, 2016 5,102,756 10,218,821 132,900,356 -117,578,778
Quarter 3, 2016 8,917,566 1,433,208 136,139,633 -125,788,859
Quarter 4, 2016 10,648,575 1,321,673 137,075,498 -125,105,250
Quarter 1, 2017 7,032,893 2,759,209 103,270,469 -93,478,367
Quarter 2, 2017 9,687,443 3,617,754 132,041,714 -118,736,517
Quarter 3, 2017 7,585,869 1,515,070 151,340,977 -142,240,039
Quarter 4, 2017 7,632,966 1,786,198 137,322,811 -127,903,647
Quarter 1, 2018 4,316,346 2,508,319 117,355,452 -110,530,787
Quarter 2, 2018 4,493,262 1,233,515 127,848,909 -122,122,132
Quarter 3, 2018 5,582,944 1,232,534 134,832,207 -128,016,729
Quarter 4, 2018 7,800,824 1,852,185 129,830,863 -120,177,853
Quarter 1, 2019 6,134,114 886,213 140,194,852 -133,173,852
Quarter 2, 2019 9,269,408 2,566,321 158,919,962 -147,084,233

For the Second Quarter of 2019, Tonga recorded a trade deficit of $147,084,233. When compared with the previous quarter’s deficit, this quarter was 10% higher. The Higher deficit was due to higher imports of Machinery & mechanical & electrical appliance & parts thereof.

Foreign Trade Reports from 2008 to 2019

Contact Person: Ana Kama