Cook Islands

On this page you will find beneficial information regarding foreign direct investment in / trading with the Cook Islands. If you are interested in exploring trade or investment possibilities in the country, feel free to contact the International Trade Council team. Additionally, we encourage you to engage with the official government investment agency featured on this page.

It is important to note that while the statistics presented on this page were understood to be accurate at the time of publication, they are subject to change over time. Please consult your ITC Trade Commissioner for up-to-date information.

Type of Government:  Parliamentary Representative Democracy within a Constitutional Monarchy
Population: 17,565 (2021)
GDP: 19.26 million USD (2021)
Corporate Tax Rate: 20%
Personal Income Tax Rate: 0% - 30%
Major Exports:  Non-fillet Frozen Fish ($13M), Recreational Boats ($8.92M), Fish Fillets ($5.85M), Paintings ($722k), and Crustaceans ($523k), exporting mostly to Japan ($12.9M), France ($5.67M), Thailand ($5.02M), Greece ($2.05M), and China ($1.87M).
Major Imports:  Recreational Boats ($44.5M), Refined Petroleum ($19.8M), Integrated Circuits ($9.25M), Sawn Wood ($4.57M), and Other Edible Preparations ($3.77M), importing mostly from New Zealand ($123M), Turkey ($25.8M), Italy ($23.1M), Israel ($9.84M), and Fiji ($8.3M).