Christmas Island: Economy#

The main economic activities on Christmas Island are the mining of low grade phosphate, limited tourism, the provision of government services and more recently the construction and operation of the Immigration Detention Center. The government sector includes administration, health, education, policing, customs, quarantine, and defense.

Economic Facts#

GDP (purchasing power parity)$NA
Agriculture - productsNA
Industriestourism, phosphate extraction (near depletion)
Labor forceNA
Budgetrevenues: $NA
expenditures: $NA
Fiscal year1 July - 30 June
Exports - commoditiesphosphate
Imports - commoditiesconsumer goods
Exchange ratesAustralian dollars (AUD) per US dollar -
1.352 (2016 est.)
1.3291 (2015 est.)
1.3291 (2014 est.)
0.9695 (2013 est.)
0.9695 (2012 est.)