Economy - overview:
The main economic activities on Christmas Island are the mining of low grade phosphate, limited tourism, the provision of government services and, since 2005, the construction and operation of the Immigration Detention Center. The government sector includes administration, health, education, policing, customs, quarantine, and defense.
GDP (purchasing power parity):
tourism, phosphate extraction (near depletion)
1 July - 30 June
Exports - commodities:
Imports - commodities:
Australian dollars (AUD) per US dollar - 1.311 (2017) 1.3442 (2016) 1.3442 (2015) 1.3291 (2014 est.) 1.1094 (2013 est.)