The economy of Niue is heavily dependent upon aid from New Zealand. Government expenditures regularly exceed revenues, and grants from New Zealand make up the shortfall and are used to pay wages to public employees. Niue has cut government expenditures by reducing the public service by almost half.
The agricultural sector consists mainly of subsistence gardening, although some cash crops are grown for export. Industry consists primarily of small factories to process passion fruit, lime oil, honey, and coconut cream. The sale of postage stamps to foreign collectors is an important source of revenue.
The island in recent years has suffered a serious loss of population because of migration of Niueans to New Zealand. Efforts to increase GDP include the promotion of tourism. An initiative into the financial services industry was dropped under pressure from the US Treasury. More recently[when?] the sale of Internet domain names under the NU top level domain has brought in some income. These domains are particularly popular in Scandinavia, Belgium and the Netherlands, since nu means "now" in Dutch and the Scandinavian languages.
GDP – real growth rate: 6.2% (2003 est.)
Population below poverty line: 13%
Household income or consumption by percentage share:
lowest 10%: NA%
highest 10%: NA%
Inflation rate (consumer prices): 1% (1995)
Labor force: 450 (1992 est.) 663 (2001 est.)
Labor force – by occupation: Most people work on family plantations; paid work exists only in government service, small industry, and on the Niue Development Board
Unemployment rate: 12% (2001) 
Industries: tourism, handicrafts, food processing
Industrial production growth rate: NA%
Electricity – production: 3 GWh (1998)
Electricity – consumption: 3 GWh (1998)
Electricity – exports: 0 kWh (1998)
Electricity – imports: 0 kWh (1998)
Exports: c.$200,000 (2003), $3.52 million 2014
Imports: $9 million (2003), $19 million (2014)
Imports – commodities: food, live animals, manufactured goods, machinery, fuels, lubricants, chemicals, drugs
In 2014: Special Purpose Ships ($5.48M), Refined Petroleum ($2.93M), Large Construction Vehicles ($403k), Prefabricated Buildings ($402k) and Cars ($312k).
Debt – external: $NA
Economic aid – recipient: $8.3 million (1995), $5.7 million (FY 08-09)
Currency: 1 New Zealand dollar (NZ$) = 100 cents
Exchange rates: New Zealand dollars (NZ$) per US$1 – 1.9451 (January 2000), 1.8889 (1999), 1.8629 (1998), 1.5082 (1997), 1.4543 (1996), 1.5235 (1995)
Fiscal year: 1 April – 31 March