Economy - overview:
Phosphate mining had been the only significant economic activity, but in December 1987 the Australian government closed the mine. In 1991, the mine was reopened. With the support of the government, a $34 million casino opened in 1993 but closed in 1998.
tourism, phosphate extraction (near depletion)
Exports - commodities:
Imports - commodities:
Australian dollars (AUD) per US dollar -
1 July - 30 June
NOTE: 1) The information regarding Christmas Island on this page is re-published from the 2013 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Christmas Island Economy 2013 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Christmas Island Economy 2013 should be addressed to the CIA.
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b) The CIA sometimes assignes counterintuitive ranks. For example, it assigns unemployment rates in increasing order, whereas we rank them in decreasing order
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