Source
Central bank

Reserve Bank of Fiji

International Reserves

USD 0.9 billion (2015)

International Monetary Fund (IMF), data retrieved January 2017

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

USD 4.8 billion (2017, estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

Intl$ 8.9 billion (2017, estimate)

Real GDP growth
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
1.9% -0.9% 1% -1.4% 3% 2.7% 1.4%
2013 2014 2015* 2016* 2017*    
4.7% 5.3% 4.3% 2.5% 3.9%    

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

USD 5,322.5 (2017, estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

Intl$ 9,877.4 (2017, estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2017*
0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.007%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 10.6% 
  • industry: 18.4% 
  • services: 71%

(2016 estimate)

Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
2.9% 0.5% 1.4% 3.3% 2.8%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2013* 2014* 2015* 2016* 2017*
8.7% 8.8% 8.8% 8.8% 8.8%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
49.5% 47.7% 48.1% 49.2% 50.4%

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2013 2014 2015 2016* 2017*
-0.6% -4.3% -3.4% -5.7% -4.9%

*Estimate

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B+

Moody's: B1

Standard & Poor's / Moody's (Updated January 2017)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2013 2014 2015
N/A N/A N/A
Largest companies

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

USD -0.3 billion (2017 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-7.0% (2017 estimate)

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

51.8% (2015)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.007% (2015)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.02% (2015)

Total exports

USD 1.0 billion (2016 estimate)

Export commodities

Sugar, garments, gold, timber, fish, molasses, coconut oil, mineral water

Total imports

USD 2.4 billion (2016 estimate)

 
 
Source
Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

US 13.4%, Australia 10.2%, Samoa 6.7%, Tonga 5.9% (2015)

Imports - major partners

China 16.2%, South Korea 15.7%, NZ 14%, Australia 13.4%, Singapore 8.7%, France 7% (2015)

FDI inflows
2013 2014 2015
USD 264 million USD 343 million USD 332 million
FDI outflows
2013 2014 2015
USD 4.4 million USD 38.3 million USD -43.6 million
Value of cross-border M&A, by country of purchaser
2012 2013 2014 2015
N/A USD 1.6 million N/A N/A
Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2014

N/A

Cross-border M&A deals worth over $3 billion completed in 2015

N/A

Best countries for doing business

Economies are ranked on their ease of doing business. A high ease of doing business ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 97 out of 190 countries (2016)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 159 out of 190 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 86 out of 190 countries

Registering Property: 55 out of 190 countries

Getting credit: 157 out of 190 countries

Protecting investors: 106 out of 190 countries

Trading across border: 75 out of 190 countries

Paying Taxes: 110 out of 190 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 101 out of 190 countries

Getting Electricity: 82 out of 190 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 90 out of 190 countries

Global competitiveness ranking

N/A

Index of Economic Freedom

Ranking: 107 / Score: 58.78 (Mostly unfree) (2017)

(100=totally free 0=totally repressed)

 
 
Source
Time zone

UTC+12

Total area

18,274 sq km

Capital

Suva (On Viti Levu)

Currency

Fijian dollars (FJD)

Government type

republic

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
1990 2000 2010 2014* 2019**
0.728 million 0.812 million 0.861 million 0.881 million 0.903 million

*Estimate    **Forecast

 
 
Source
Urban population as % of total population
1960 1980 2000 2013
29.7% 38% 48% 53%
Population median age

27.9 years (2014 est.)

Population growth rate

0.7% (2014 est.)

Life expectancy

72.15 years (2014 estimate)

Adult literacy

93.7% (2003 estimate)

% of population living on less than $2 a day

22.9% (2009)

Inequality of wealth distribution (Gini index)

42.8 (2009)

(0=perfect equality, 100=absolute inequality)

Freedom House rating

Political Rights: 6
Civil Liberties: 4 (2014)

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

Total telephone subscribers as % of population

Fixed 8.5%   Mobile 101.1% (2013)
(fixed-telephone subscribers and mobile-cellular subscribers)

Internet users as % of total population

37.10% (2013)

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

CO2 emissions(Metric tons of CO2 per capita)

1.5 (2010)