Tonga : 2015 Article IV Consultation-Staff Report; and Press Release

Author/Editor:

International Monetary Fund. Asia and Pacific Dept

Publication Date:

April 30, 2015

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

This 2015 Article IV Consultation highlights that Tonga’s economy is estimated to have grown by about 2 percent in FY2013/14 (year ending June) driven by agriculture and construction, following a contraction in 2012/13 mainly caused by the completion of a large capital project. The external position has strengthened, following large grants and remittance inflows, which have bolstered international reserves. Real GDP growth is expected to average 2–3 percent in FY2014/15–FY2019/20. Although the progress of reconstruction in the aftermath of 2014 Cyclone Ian is slower than expected, the coronation scheduled for July 2015 and preparations for the 2019 South Pacific Games will support economic activity over the next few years.

Series:

Country Report No. 15/107

Subject:

English

Publication Date:

April 30, 2015

ISBN/ISSN:

9781475518375/1934-7685

Stock No:

1TONEA2015001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

69

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