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About Kiribati

Kiribati, Officially known as the Republic of Kiribati is an Island Nation in the Pacific ocean. The country was once part of the British Colony and is considered the first country in the world to see the sunrise.

The country is made up of 32 atolls and islands. The economy is primarily fisheries and agriculture(copra)

Country Facts


Basic Details
RegionPacific Region
Capital CityTarawa Atoll
Government TypeParliamentary Republic
Official LanguagesEnglish, Gilbertese
CurrencyAustralian dollar, AUD
Phone Code +686
Important CitiesAbaokoro, Abarao, Aiaki, Ambo, Antai, Bairiki, Banana, Betio, Bikenibeu, Bonriki, Buariki (Aranuka), Buariki (Tabiteuea), Buariki (Tarawa), Bubutei, Buota, Eita, London, Makin, Marenanuka, Poland, Rawannawi, Roreti, Rungata, Tabiauea, Taborio
National DayIndependence Day (Jul-12)
GDP (nominal)USD 0.246 Billion
Ease of Doing Business Ranking164
Primary IndustriesGovernment revenue,Financial sector,International development assistance,GDP and other economic performance indicators
Foreign Relations
Bordering NationsAustralia, New Zealand, Japan, Fiji
Member of(Commonwealth of Nations), ( United Nations)
Major ExportsFisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Marine Vessels, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Machinery & Appliances, Other Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Instruments & Optical Solutions, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Live Animals and Animal Products, Silk & Textiles, Cereals & Pulses, Vegetables and Related Products
Major ImportsMachinery & Appliances, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Other Products, Automobiles, Vehicles & Components, Electrical Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Cereals & Pulses, Aviation Vehicles, Silk & Textiles, Wood and Pulp, Plastics and Products, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Household Items & Products, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products
Total Exports ValueUSD 0.126 Billion
Total Imports ValueUSD 0.207 Billion
Foreign Trade BalanceUSD 0.081 Billion (Deficit)
Foreign Relations with India
Trade Agreements with IndiaBilateral trade between India and Kiribati grew from US$260,000 in 1996–97 to $1.01 million in 2014–15. Trade declined slightly to $940,000 in 2015–16, with India making no imports from Kiribati in that financial year.
Major Exports to IndiaLive Animals and Animal Products, Animal Meat and Food Preperations, Fisheries, Sea Food & Crustaceans, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Plants and Flowers, Vegetables and Related Products, Fruits and Nuts, Spices, Cereals & Pulses, Edible Oils & Seeds, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar
Major Imports from IndiaMachinery & Appliances, Food & Beverages, Spirits & Vinegar, Pharmaceutical Products, Cosmetics and Accessories, Dairy, Eggs, Honey, & Edible Products, Spices, Electrical Products, Cereals & Pulses, Fashion and Apparel, Mining, Metals & Minerals, Wood and Pulp, Household Items & Products, Silk & Textiles, Rubber and Products, Glass and glassware
India's Imports ValueUSD 0 Million
India's Exports ValueUSD 1.51 Million
Trade Balance with IndiaUSD 1.51 Million (Deficit)
Indian Embassy Details for KiribatiHigh Commission of India
H.E. P.S. Karthigeyan
Honourable High Commissioner
Butt Street,Suva, Republic of Fiji

(679) 3301125, +679 9921474

Embassy Details of Kiribati in IndiaKiribati
Honorary Consulate of Kiribati in New Delhi
H.E. Mr. Apresh Garg
Honorary Consul
1220DLF Tower A12th Floor, JasolaNew Delhi 110025
011-42224900 (O)