Since 1962, when France stationed military personnel in the region, French Polynesia has changed from a subsistence agricultural economy to one in which a high proportion of the work force is either employed by the military or supports the tourist industry. With the halt of French nuclear testing in 1996, the military contribution to the economy fell sharply. After growing at an average yearly rate of 4.2% from 1997-2007, the economic and financial crisis in 2008 marked French Polynesia’s entry into recession. However, since 2014, French Polynesia has shown signs of...
|Imports of Goods||2016||1,487,743,957||1,498,869,340||USD||Annual|
|Current Account Balance||2016||-3,351,509||235,187||BoP; current USD||Annual|
|Exports of Goods and Services||2000||21,851,000,832||21,318,000,640||NCU||Annual|
|Imports of Goods and Services||2000||108,120,997,888||102,971,998,208||NCU||Annual|
|Birth Rate||2016||15.38||15.58||# per Ths. pop.||Annual|
|Death Rate||2016||5.44||5.36||# per Ths. pop.||Annual|