Tonga suffers from chronic trade deficits. Vegetables, including squash, are Tonga's main export commodities (54%). Other exports include fish (15%), spices and vanilla (13%), and shellfish (3.8%).
In 1995 Tonga's imports were distributed among the following categories:
Principal trading partners in 1998 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:
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