Tonga: Imports, percent of GDP

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 Tonga

Imports of goods and services as percent of GDP

 Latest value 60.84
 Year 2021
 Measure percent
 Data availability 1975 - 2021
 Average 59.72
 Min - Max 35.09 - 72.23
 Source The World Bank
For that indicator, we provide data for Tonga from 1975 to 2021. The average value for Tonga during that period was 59.72 percent with a minimum of 35.09 percent in 1999 and a maximum of 72.23 percent in 1985. The latest value from 2021 is 60.84 percent. For comparison, the world average in 2021 based on 160 countries is 48.25 percent. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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Tonga - Imports, percent of GDP - Recent values chart

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Tonga - Imports, percent of GDP - historical chart - 1975-2021




The imports of Tonga and other countries are calculated as the total amount of goods and services produced abroad and sold at home. Imports are often reported as percent of GDP so that we can evaluate their magnitude relative to the size of the economy.

If imports are about 15 percent or less of GDP the economy is considered relatively closed. That, for example, applies to the U.S. In contrast, many small European countries import over 40 percent of the products they consume. They are considered more open to international trade.
Definition: Imports of goods and services represent the value of all goods and other market services received from the rest of the world. They include the value of merchandise, freight, insurance, transport, travel, royalties, license fees, and other services, such as communication, construction, financial, information, business, personal, and government services. They exclude compensation of employees and investment income (formerly called factor services) and transfer payments.

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 Terms of trade 98.03 2021 percent
 Trade openness 73.37 2021 percent
 Financial openness -1.242 2021 index points
 Exports, percent of GDP 12.52 2021 percent
 Exports, billion dollars 0.06 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Growth of exports -48.85 2021 percent
 Imports, percent of GDP 60.84 2021 percent
 Imports, billion dollars 0.29 2021 billion U.S. dollars
 Foreign Direct Investment, percent of GDP 0.81 2021 percent
 Foreign Direct Investment, billion dollars 0.00 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Portfolio investment inflows, equities 0.00 2022 million dollars (current)
 Current account, percent of GDP -5.16 2022 percent
 Current account, in dollars -0.03 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Trade balance, percent of GDP -48.32 2021 percent
 Trade balance, in dollars -0.27 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Reserves 0.38 2022 billion U.S. dollars
 Remittances, percent of GDP 46.22 2021 percent
 Remittances 217.33 2022 million U.S. dollars
 Net errors and omissions -3.23 2022 million USD
 External debt 45.14 2021 percent
 Short-term external debt 0.00 2022 percent
 Short-term debt to reserves 0.00 2022 percent
 Foreign exchange reserves 0.89 9/2023 billion
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