The lowdown on the Tongan Pa’anga
Economical Influences on the Tongan Pa’anga Exchange Rate
If you are considering converting AUD to TOP, it’s good to get a snapshot on how the economy may influence the Tongan pa’anga.
The island nation of Tonga is the last constitutional monarchy in the South Pacific and has a small, open island economy.1
Majority of Tonga’s exports are agricultural goods; with large quantities of fish, vanilla beans, squash and yams being exported annually.1
Tourism is the second most-important industry when it comes to Tonga’s currency earnings, receiving more than 53,000 visitors in 2015 alone.1
The Tongan pa’anga was pegged at par to the Australian dollar until 1991, but has progressively declined since then.2
Tongan Pa’anga Historical Exchange Rate
The TOP has fluctuated minimally against the NZD over the past 3-year period.3
On 9 July 2014 the pa’anga was converting to 1.62040 per NZD, improving over the next 14 months to 1.33430 per NZD on 6 September 2015.3
As of 8 September 2016 the New Zealand dollar was buying around 1.66 Tongan pa’anga, and on 12 May 2017 1 NZD was worth 1.57068 TOP.3
2018 saw some fluctuation with the TOP converting to 1.64048 per NZD on 14 February and 1.50459 per NZD on 15 October.3
As of 18 January 2019 the TOP was trading at approximately 1.52 per New Zealand dollar.3
Exchange rates last updated Tuesday, 23 July 2019 11:33:14 a.m. NZST. The online exchange rates provided by this Currency Converter are intended as a guide only and should not be used for transactional purposes. All rates are subject to change from time to time without notice. Exchange rates used in-store may differ from those offered online. The Travelex online buy rate will be used for conversions from a foreign currency to the local currency. The Travelex online sell rate will be used for conversions from the local currency to a foreign currency.
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1. Central Intelligence Agency - https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/tn.html
2. OANDA - https://www.oanda.com/currency/iso-currency-codes/TOP
3. XE - https://www.xe.com/currencycharts/?from=NZD&to=TOP&view=5Y
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