agriculture exports

Tonga’s agriculture, fish exports do well in April 2019

According to the monthly economic review released by the National Reserve Bank of Tonga, agricultural export volumes increased by 330.4 tonnes, more than double the volume in March.

Yams made up majority of the exports with 270.6 tonnes.

Fish exports averaged around 188 tonnes per month since the beginning of 2019 compared to an averare of 67.2 tonnes for the same period in 2018.

Majority of the fish exported are tuna with a total of 164 tonnes exported in April 2019.

There has also been a 97% increase in the export of aquarium products.

Agricultural exports face huge drop in Tonga

Radio Tonga reports the exports decreased from close to 3000 tones to only 500 tones recorded last December.

Export receipts fell by 38 percent, which stood at just over US$500,000 for December.

The Reserve Bank said the decline was due to the closing of the squash season.