International Merchandise and Trade

International trade is the exchange of capital, goods, and services across international borders or territories. In most countries, such trade represents a significant share of gross domestic product (GDP).

Niue has a scarce natural resource-base for production of goods and/or services to replace some of the imports nor/and to maximize the production of goods for exports. Compounded by its geographic remoteness, Niue is very dependable on its trading partners for the provision of goods and/or services. Niue import 4 times more than it exports


Table 1: IMTS Exports, imports ($000)

1990 – 1999
YearImportsExportsBalanceExports as a % of Imports
1990NANANANA
1991NANANANA
1992NANANANA
1993NANANANA
1994NANANANA
1995NANANANA
19965.0390.316-4.7226.27%
19974.3290.179-4.1494.13%
19984.5430.104-4.4392.29%
19994.4660.276-4.1896.18%
2000 – 2009
YearImportsExportsBalanceExports as a % of Imports
20004.2150.643-3.57215.26%
20014.5980.348-4.2497.57%
20023.850.099-3.7512.57%
20033.6590.182-3.4764.97%
200411.85810.264-11.5942.23%
2005NANANANA
20065.5731.7789-3.79331.92%
20079.1943.843-5.35141.80%
200810.9680.027-10.9410.25%
200911234.251529.19-9705.0613.61%
2010 – 2019
YearImportsExportsBalanceExports as a % of Imports
201012,515.811,338.55-11,177.310.69%
201116,806.951,3474.6-3,332.480.17%
201215,692.081,184.49-14,507.67.55%
201318,114.811,728.29-16,386.59.54%
201418,158.051,732.533-16,425.59.54%
201518,267.001,643.9-16,623.19.00%
201619,254.931,791.17-17,463.89.30%
201721,336.492,140.21-19,196.310.03%
201825,820.862,583.14-23237.710.00%
201920,698.832,505.29-18,193.512.11%

Table 2: Exports commodities, 2011-2018

Commodities201120122013201420152016201720182019
Nonu juice$211,200$5,500$259,430$197,500$20,000$105,342$213,725$342,850$287,024
Art work/Trophy$0$0$0$135,153$20$400$100$62,312$17,609
Honey $20,300$39,440$63,220$31,100$50,170$111,300$117,585$67,650$29,850
Stamps & Coins$0$9,382$7,443$20,244$14,617$13,310$19,264$3,523NA
Recycling $0$0$0$7,150$5,287$0$0$6,000$0
Coconut$3,240$4,560$0$0$0$0$0$0$0
Vanilla$0$0$2,020$0$670$0$0$0NA
Taro$49,760$8,610$120$0$6,598$0$9,045$759$0
Others $62,070$99,634$50,851$16,245$6,860$8,000$50,027$6,000$0
Principal Exports$346,570$167,126$383,084$407,392$104,222$238,352$409,746$489,203$334,483
Re-Exports$1,001,035$1,017,364$1,347,234$1,325,141$1,539,720$1,552,822$1,748,345$2,093,945$2,170,816
Total Exports$1,347,605$1,184,490$1,730,318$1,732,533$1,643,942$1,791,174$2,158,091$2,583,148$2,505,299

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