Economy - overview:
The main economic activities on Christmas Island are the mining of low grade phosphate, limited tourism, the provision of government services and more recently the construction and operation of the Immigration Detention Center. The government sector includes administration, health, education, policing, customs, quarantine, and defense.
tourism, phosphate extraction (near depletion)
1 July - 30 June
Exports - commodities:
Imports - commodities:
Australian dollars (AUD) per US dollar - 1.352 (2016 est.) 1.3291 (2015 est.) 1.3291 (2014 est.) 0.9695 (2013 est.) 0.9695 (2012 est.)