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Volume of coconuts and yam exported increased in March

Radio & TV Tonga, Nuku’alofa,22/05/2018

The Governor of the Reserve Bank stated that the recovery works after the destruction from Cyclone Gita contributed to driving domestic economic activities in March.

Partial economic indicators were positive over the month.

In the Tertiary Sector, total loans slightly rose over the month, and the total container registrations and international air arrivals also increased in March.

The  in-kind  donations  and  picking  up  of  trade  activities  following  the  cyclone contributed to the higher container registrations.

The total agricultural exports increased driven by a rise in exported volume of root crops particularly yam reflecting its harvesting season.

The exports of coconuts also increased in March indicate the increase in supply following the cyclone.

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