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GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT 2015-16, TONGA

Economic activity as measured by Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant 2010-11 prices for 2015-16 shows an increase of 3.4 percent over the previous year, the third consecutive year of growth following the decline in 2012-13 due to completion of the reconstruction of the Nuku’alofa Central Business District. The GDP estimates for 2015-16 in constant 2010-11 prices was T$828.9 million, while the GDP per capita now stands at T$7,947.

Figure 1: GDP growth rate at constant 2010-11 prices

The positive economic growth in 2015-16 was driven by the following industries:

  • Construction contribute 1.0 percentage point
  • Finance and Insurance services contributed 0.6 percentage point
  • Fishing contributed 0.4 percentage point
  • Transport and Communication contributed 0.4 percentage point
  • Trade contributed 0.3 percentage point

Growth in these industries helped to make an overall growth of 3.4 percent, despite a decline in the Forestry and Education industry.

For the expenditure measure of GDP at constant 2010-11 prices where final consumption expenditure (FCE) was up 10.5 percent. Household consumption expenditure rose by 11.9 percent while Non-profit sector rose by 28.2 percent and Government sector decline by 0.9 percent.

Export of goods and services significantly increased by 34.8 percent, due to increase in exports of merchandise and services. Imports were up 16.6 percent, due to rise in imports of merchandise and services by 14.4 percent and 23.5 percent respectively. The following graph shows the movement of the components of GDP by Expenditures.

Figure 2: Components of GDP by Expenditure approach at constant 2010-11 prices.

Detailed information from this release is available from the Statistics Department.

Source: National Accounts (NA) report, Statistics Department.
Contact person: mailMrs Masiva Masila

Key NA Aggregates Current

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New Base-Year Prices, 2010-11 = 100

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Key National Accounts Aggregates at Current Prices (T$ millions)

2006-07r2007-08r2008-09r2009-10r2010-11p
Gross Domestic Product 602.9 659.3 664.3 711.4 783.4
Plus Compensation of Employees, net 7.2 7.8 8.8 6.6 14.3
From the rest of the world 7.4 7.9 7.9 8.5 14.5
To the rest of the world 0.1 0.1 0.2 2.0 0.1
Plus Investment Income, net 7.1 6.4 4.6 1.1 2.1
From the rest of the world 13.3 14.6 12.3 13.9 14.9
To the rest of the world 6.1 8.2 7.7 12.8 12.8
Equals Gross National Income 617.3 673.5 677.6 719.0 799.8
Plus Current Transfers-from and to the rest
of the world, net 
181.7 200.3 201.7 193.3 208.8
From the rest of the world 202.6 228.8 225.1 213.9 226.3
To the rest of the world 20.9 28.5 23.4 20.5 17.5
Equals Gross Disposable Income 799.0 873.8 879.4 912.3 1008.5
Less: Final consumption expenditure 723.3 803.3 825.2 827.1 846.0
Equals Gross Saving 75.7 70.5 54.1 85.2 162.5
Plus Capital transfers-from and to the rest
of the world, net 
57.5 31.0 141.0 107.7 213.0
From the rest of the world 65.9 37.3 141.6 110.5 213.3
To the rest of the world 8.3 6.3 0.6 2.8 0.3
Equals Changes in Net Worth due to Saving
and Capital Transfers 
133.2 101.5 195.1 192.9 375.5
Less: Gross capital formation 130.6 138.3 162.9 214.4 296.6
Equals NET LENDING (+) / NET BORROWING (-) 2.6 -36.8 32.3 -21.4 78.9
Note: p - Preliminary estimates
         r - Revised estimates

Source: National Accounts Report, Statistics Department.

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GDP (E) Current


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GDP by Expenditure Share at current prices                    (T$ millions)

 2007-08r2008-09r2009-10r2010-11r2011-12p
Final Consumption Expenditure 803.2 824.8 827.0 849.2 901.8
Households 639.5 647.4 650.5 683.8 693.6
Non Profit Institutions Serving Households 41.6 45.8 47.8 51.1 57.2
Government 122.1 131.6 128.6 134.3 151.0
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 136.1 160.4 210.9 224.0 264.3
Durable Equipment 46.5 50.0 50.5 65.7 60.1
Construction 89.6 110.5 160.4 158.3 204.2
Change in Inventories 2.2 2.4 3.5 55.6 2.9
Exports of Goods and Services 90.4 93.2 93.9 135.8 142.4
Merchandise, f.o.b 25.5 20.2 18.5 24.9 25.4
Services 64.9 73.0 75.4 110.9 117.0
Less: Imports of Goods and Services 382.6 424.1 412.6 477.0 500.8
Merchandise, f.o.b 292.3 319.4 320.9 372.6 373.1
Services 90.3 104.7 91.7 104.4 127.7
Balance on External Goods and Services -292.2 -330.9 -318.7 -341.2 -358.4
Statistical Discrepancy 10.1 7.6 -10.5 -12.6 -11.3
GDP at Market Prices 659.3 664.3 712.2 775.0 799.3

Note: p - Preliminary estimates
         r - Revised estimates
.

 Source: National Accounts Report, Statistics Department.

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New Base-Year Prices, 2010-11 = 100

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GDP at Constant 2011-12 Prices by Expenditure Share (T$ millions)

 2007-08r2008-09r2009-10r2010-11r2011-12p
Final Consumption Expenditure 875.5 887.7 868.5  849.2 879.3
Households 694.8 696.5 687.6 663.8 674.7
Non Profit Institutions Serving Households 41.5 43.9 46.3 51.1 55.9
Government 139.2 147.3 134.5 134.3 148.7
Gross Fixed Capital Formation 152.3 192.7 214.8  224.0 266.5
Durable Equipment 53.7 54.7 54.4 65.7 57.4
Construction 98.6 138.0 160.4 158.3 209.1
Change in Inventories 2.5 2.7 3.5 55.6 2.9
Exports of Goods and Services 119.1 119.9 109.4 135.8 134.7
Merchandise, f.o.b 28.7 21.0 16.5 24.9 21.3
Services 90.5 98.9 92.9 110.9 113.4
Less: Imports of Goods and Services 447.0 473.5 452.2 477.0 489.3
Merchandise, f.o.b 342.0 357.7 352.5 372.6 366.2
Services 105.0 115.9 99.7 104.4 123.1
Balance on External Goods and Services -327.8 -353.6 -342.8 -341.2 -354.6
Statistical Discrepancy 3.7 -0.4 9.4 -12.6 -12.4
GDP at Market Prices 706.2 729.0 753.3 775.0 781.6

Note: p - Preliminary estimates
         r - Revised estimates
 Source: National Accounts Report, Statistics Department
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GDP (P) Constant


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New Base-Year Prices, 2010-11 = 100

 

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GDP by Industry at Constant 2011-12 prices                                                     (T$ millions)

Industry2007-08r2008-09r2009-10r2010-11r2011-12p
Agriculture 108.6 110.0 107.9 107.6 111.4
Forestry 3.1 3.2 2.9 5.0 3.7
Fishing 18.9 15.7 18.7 19.4 17.6
Mining and Quarrying 2.1 2.5 5.9 6.1 8.4
Manufacturing 44.2 44.1 43.0 45.9 44.7
Electricity & Water Supply 21.6 20.6 19.9 20.4 20.2
Construction 43.2 58.3 71.0 75.3 76.2
Wholesale and retail trade 75.7 79.0 75.3 78.1 78.3
Hotels and Restaurant 21.7 23.2 22.2 22.9 22.8
Transport and Communications 37.0 42.7 49.4 47.9 48.2
Finance Intermediation 56.4 44.9 43.7 45.0 43.2
Real Estate, Renting and Business Services 13.0 13.2 13.8 14.3 14.3
Public Administration and Services 88.3 90.5 91.4 91.8 92.5
Education 15.3 15.1 16.0 16.2 17.5
Health and Social work 3.8 4.2 4.3 4.2 4.7
Recreational, Cultural and Sporting Activities 6.8 6.9 6.6 6.8 6.7
Other Community and Personal Services 14.3 15.2 15.6 17.6 18.2
Ownership of Dwellings 69.9 70.6 71.6 72.4 72.9
Less Imputed Bank Service Charge 17.6 14.7 14.0 13.4 12.3
GDP at Factor Cost 626.5 645.2 665.3 683.6 689.3
Plus Taxes on Product 81.4 85.6 89.9 93.4 94.3
Less Subsidies on Products 1.7 1.8 1.9 2.0 2.0
GDP at Market prices 706.2 729.0 753.3 775.0 781.6

Note: p - Preliminary estimates
         r - Revised estimates.
SourceNational Accounts Report, Statistics Department.
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GDP (P) Current


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GDP by Industry at current prices                                                                  (T$ millions)

Industry2007-08r2008-09r2009-10r2010-11r2011-12p
Agriculture 80.6 85.2 95.1 107.6 109.1
Forestry 2.6 2.7 2.7 5.0 4.0
Fishing 14.7 13.9 19.1 19.4 20.8
Mining and Quarrying 2.1 2.4 5.8 6.1 8.4
Manufacturing 44.4 43.3 43.2 45.9 44.9
Electricity & Water Supply 16.7 18.0 17.3 20.4 22.4
Construction 39.2 46.7 61.6 75.3 74.4
Trade 65.0 71.0 69.3 78.1 80.4
Hotels and Restaurant 15.9 16.6 17.8 22.9 23.3
Transport and Communications 37.7 44.2 48.9 47.9 49.5
Finance Intermediation 49.6 41.7 41.3 45.0 44.6
Real Estate, Renting and Business Services 11.5 11.8 12.8 14.3 14.7
Public Administration and Services 77.3 81.2 89.1 91.8 93.9
Education 16.2 17.9 18.3 16.2 17.5
Health and Social work 3.5 3.8 3.9 4.2 4.7
Recreational, Cultural and Sporting Activities 5.1 5.1 5.4 6.8 6.9
Other Community and Personal Services 14.0 15.2 15.6 17.6 19.1
Ownership of Dwellings 67.6 72.3 73.8 72.4 72.4
Less Imputed Bank Service Charge 15.4 13.6 13.2 13.4 12.7
GDP at Factor Cost 548.5 579.3 627.8 683.6 698.2
Plus Taxes on Product 112.2 88.2 86.4 93.4 101.4
Less Subsidies on Products 1.4 3.2 2.0 2.0 0.4
GDP at Market prices 659.3 664.3 712.2 775.0 799.3

Note: p - Preliminary estimates
         r - Revised estimates.

Source: National Accounts Report, Statistics Department.
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Contact person. mailMs Masiva Masila