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Tokelau Economy - 2024


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Economic overview

small New Zealand territorial island economy; labor force can work in New Zealand or Australia; significant remittances; largely solar-powered infrastructure; reliant on New Zealand funding; stamp, coin, and crafts producer

Real GDP (purchasing power parity)

$7,711,583 (2017 est.)

note: data are in 2017 dollars.

Real GDP growth rate


Real GDP per capita

$6,004 (2017 est.)
$4,855 (2016 est.)
$4,292 (2015 est.)

note: data are in 2017 dollars

GDP (official exchange rate)

$12.658 million (2017 est.)

note: data uses New Zealand Dollar (NZD) as the currency of exchange.

Inflation rate (consumer prices)

4% (2020 est.)
2.5% (2019 est.)
11% (2017 est.)

note: Tokelau notes that its wide inflation swings are due almost entirely due to cigarette prices, a chief import.

GDP - composition, by sector of origin

agriculture: NA

industry: NA

services: NA

Agricultural products

coconuts, roots/tubers, tropical fruit, pork, bananas, eggs, poultry, pig offals, pig fat, fruit


small-scale enterprises for copra production, woodworking, plaited craft goods; stamps, coins; fishing

Labor force

1,100 (2019 est.)

Unemployment rate

2% (2015 est.)

note: Underemployment may be as high as 6.6%

Population below poverty line



revenues: $24,324,473 (2017 est.)

expenditures: $11,666,542 (2017 est.)

Fiscal year

1 April - 31 March


$103,000 (2015 est.)
$102,826 (2002 est.)

Exports - partners

Singapore 25%, France 19%, South Africa 7%, New Zealand 5%, United States 5%, Ireland 5% (2019)

Exports - commodities

oscilloscopes, house linens, fruits, nuts, recreational boats, iron products (2019)


$15,792,720 (2015 est.)

Imports - partners

Samoa 35%, Ireland 17%, Philippines 14%, Malaysia 13%, South Africa 9% (2019)

Imports - commodities

oscilloscopes, integrated circuits, refined petroleum, packaged medicines, orthopedic appliances (2019)

Exchange rates

New Zealand dollars (NZD) per US dollar -

Exchange rates:
1.543 (2017 est.)

NOTE: The information regarding Tokelau on this page is re-published from the 2024 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency and other sources. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Tokelau 2024 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Tokelau 2024 should be addressed to the CIA or the source cited on each page.

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