Source
Central bank

Reserve Bank of Fiji

International Reserves

US$ 833.454 million (Source: IMF; Data updated: 2012)

Source
Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 3.671 billion (2007 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

4.25 billion of International dollars (2007 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
2% 3.2% 1% 5.5% 0.6% 1.9% -0.5% 1%
2009 2010 2011 2012*        
-1.3% -0.2% 2% 1.5%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 4,083 (2007 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$4,728 International Dollars (2007 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2015**
0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01%

**Forecast

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector

(Data released on February 2012)

  • agriculture: 16.1% 
  • industry: 24.2% 
  • services: 59.7% (2011 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

(Data released on March 2012)

Inflation
2009 2010 2011 2012*
3.7%(2008) 5.5% 8.6% 4.9%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2009 2010 2011 2012*
7% 7% 7%(2009) 7%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

(Data released on December 2011)

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011 2012*
50.5% 55.9% 55.3% 53.9% 53.5%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2008 2009 2010 2011* 2012**
0.3% -4.3% -1.6% -2% -1.6%

*Estimate    **Forecast

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B

Moody's rating: B1

Moody's outlook: NEG

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Dec 2011 and Nov 2012)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2009 2010 2011
US$1.607 billion US$1.404 billion US$1.372 billion
Largest companies in Fiji

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -361 million (2007 estimate)(After 2008)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-9.8% of GDP (2007 estimate)(2009)

Exports as percent of GDP(Exports of goods and services)

52.5% (2010)

(Data released on April 2012)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0%(2007)

(Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2010)(2007)

(Data were released in 2012)

Total exports

US$991.6 million (2012 estimate) 

Export commodities

sugar, garments, gold, timber, fish, molasses, coconut oil

Total imports

US$1.938 billion (2012 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

manufactured goods, machinery and transport equipment, petroleum products, food, chemicals

Exports - major partners

Australia 14.3%, US 11%, Japan 6.3%, UK 5.9%, Samoa 5.8%, Tonga 5.1% (2011)

Imports - major partners

Singapore 34.1%, Australia 16.3%, NZ 14.1%, China 8.9% (2011)

FDI inflows
2009 2010 2011
US$137 million US$195 million(2009) US$204 million(2009)
FDI outflows
2009 2010 2011  
US$3 million US$6 million US$-3 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2008 2009 2010 2011
N/A N/A(2009) N/A(2009) N/A
Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2010(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Cross-border M&A; deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2011(Acquiring company, Acquired company, Country of the acquired company, Value of the deal)

N/A(2008 estimate)

(for a monthly update on M&A; click here )

Best countries for doing business World Bank/IFC Doing Business Project (Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1 - 185. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.)

Overall ranking: 60 out of 185 countries(2009) (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 138 out of 185 countries(2009)

Enforcing Contracts: 67 out of 185 countries

Registering Property: 58 out of 185 countries

Getting credit: 70 out of 185 countries

Protecting investors: 49 out of 185 countries

Trading across border: 111 out of 185 countries

Paying Taxes: 85 out of 185 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 82 out of 185 countries

Getting Electricity: 79 out of 185 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 48 out of 185 countries

(2013)

Global competitiveness ranking(ranking by country on a basis of 144, the first is the best)

N/A

(2012)

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 105 Score: 57.3 (Mostly Unfree) (2009)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed )

 
 
Source
Total area

18,274 km2 (2006)

Capital

Suva (On Viti Levu) (2009)

Currency

Fijian dollars (FJD) (2009)

Government type

republic (2009)

Languages

English (official), Fijian (official), Hindustani

Religions

Christian 64.5% (Methodist 34.6%, Roman Catholic 9.1%, Assembly of God 5.7%, Seventh Day Adventist 3.9%, Anglican 0.8%, other 10.4%), Hindu 27.9%, Muslim 6.3%, Sikh 0.3%, other or unspecified 0.3%, none 0.7% (2007 census)

Total population
1980 1990 2000 2012* 2017**
0.63 million 0.72 million 0.81 million 0.9 million 0.92 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2011
29.7% 37.8% 48.3% 52.2%
Population median age

26 years (2010)

Population growth rate

0.9% (2011)

Life expectancy

69 years (2010)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

N/A

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

42.83 (2009)

(Data were released in 2011, 0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights:6
Civil Liberties:4 (2011)

(1 represents the most free, 7 the least free)

Source
Total telephone subscribers as % of population

98.67% (2011)

(sum of fixed telephone lines and mobile cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

28% (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2011)

Cost of living - Mercer index(ranking by city on a basis of 214; the 1st is the most expensive and the 214th is the least expensive)

N/A

Source
CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

0.9938 (Data were released in 2012 and refer to 2009)