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

Activities in Tonga’s primary sector in the month of April 2019 have been mostly positive.

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.

Receipts of exports of fish and other marine products also grew by 3.6% over the same month.