Balance of Payments

The Statistics Department produces annual reports on Balance of Payments provided fiscal and quarterly statistical data.  Tonga Balance of Payments statements record economic transactions between Tonga and the rest of the world (or in other words, transactions of residents of Tonga with non residents).  They show the value of goods, services, income, transfers and changes in Tonga's claims on the liabilities with foreigners.

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Tonga Balance of Payment Statistics Summary, T$(thousands)

 

2011-12r2012-13r2013-14r2014-15r
Balance on Goods and Services (350,229) (329,959) (326,693) (403,605)
Balance on Trade in Goods (316,298) (299,005) (307,520) (365,951)
Exports f.o.b. 28,388 25,917 32,421 37,684
Imports f.o.b. 344,686 324,922 339,941 403,635
Services credit 107,810 133,121 102,864 106,334
Services debit 141,741 164,075 122,037 143,988
Balance on Primary Income 23,490 20,460 6,252 8,945
Primary income credit 43,906 44,201 40,057 45,571
Primary income debit 20,416 23,740 33,805 36,625
Balance on Goods, Services and Income (326,739) (309,499) (320,441) (394,660)
Balance on Secondary Income 209,854 234,655 266,554 267,689
Secondary income credit 222,912 252,889 280,670 282,977
Secondary income debit 13,058 18,234 14,116 15,289
Balance on Current Account (116,884) (74,844) (53,887) (126,971)
Capital Account
Capital account credit 101,455 55,704 62,772 50,420
Capital account debit 2,532 2,681 1,928 3,697
Balance on Capital Account 98,923 53,023 60,843 46,723
Net Lending (+)/Borrowing (-) from Current and Capital Accounts (17,961) (21,821) 6,956 (80,248)
Financial Account
Financial Assets (net acquisitions) 41,340 16,092 11,617 16,912
Direct investment0 5,859 1,503 3,500
Portfolio investment0000
Financial derivatives (other than reserves) and employee stock options0000
Other investment (420) (5,397) 4,514 1,412
Of which:
Deposits/Deposit-taking corporations (Banks) (2,733) (4,816) 5,612 1,412
Deposits/Other non-financial corporations 2,313 (581) (1,098)0
Reserve assets 41,760 15,630 5,600 12,000
Financial Liabilities (net disposals) 56,216 (2,784) 22,098 3,187
Direct investment (1,363) 10,834 13,982 20,503
Portfolio investment0000
Financial derivatives and employee stock options0000

Note: Increase in reserve = negative entry, decrease in reserve = positive entry
Source: Balance of Payments Report, Statistics Department

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