Source
Central bank

Reserve Bank of Fiji

International Reserves

US$ 942 million (Source: World Bank; Data updated: 2013)

Gross Domestic Product - GDP

US$ 4 billion (2014 estimate)

GDP (Purchasing Power Parity)

5 billion of International dollars (2014 estimate)

Real GDP growth
2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
1% 5.5% 2.5% 1.9% -0.9% 1.0% -1.4% 3.0%
2011 2012 2013 2014*        
2.7% 1.7% 3.0% 2.3%        

*Estimate

GDP per capita - current prices

US$ 4,774 (2014 estimate)

GDP per capita - PPP

$5,254 International Dollars (2014 estimate)

GDP (PPP) - share of world total
1980 1990 2000 2010 2014*
0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01% 0.01%

*Estimate

 
 
Source
GDP - composition by sector
  • agriculture: 11.7% 
  • industry: 18.1% 
  • services: 70.2% (2013 estimate)
Gross domestic expenditure on R&D; (% of GDP)

N/A

 

Inflation
2011 2012 2013 2014*
7.3% 3.4% 2.9% 3.0%

*Estimate

Unemployment rate
2011 2012 2013 2014*
9.0% 8.6% 8.8% 9.0%

*Estimate

Household saving rates

N/A

 

Public debt (General government gross debt as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013 2014*
56.5% 54.5% 53.4% 52.9% 51.8%
         

*Estimate

Public deficit (General government net lending/borrowing as a % of GDP)
2010 2011 2012 2013

2014*

-2.2% -1.4% -1.1% -2.6% -1.9%

*Estimate 

Government bond ratings

Standard & Poor's: B

Moody's rating: B1

Moody's outlook: STA

(Foreign Currency Government Bond Ratings; Data last updated Sept 2014)

Market value of publicly traded shares
2010* 2011 2012**
US$418.8 billion US$392.2 billion US$452.5 billion

*2010 Estimate    **2012 Estimate 

Largest companies in Fiji

N/A

 
 
Source
Current account balance

US$ -266 million (2014 estimate)

Current account balance by percentage of GDP

-6.322% of GDP (2014 estimate)

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

59.3% (2012)

(Data released on Oct 2014)

Shares in world total merchandising export

0.1% (2012)

(Data were released in March 2014)

Shares in world total commercial services export

0.03% (2012)

(Data were released in 2014)

Total exports

US$ 1,026 million (2013 estimate) 

Export commodities

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

Total imports

US$ 2,054 billion (2013 estimate) 

 
 
Source
Import commodities

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

Exports - major partners

US 14.6%, Australia 13.2%, Japan 6.9%, Samoa 5.8%, Tonga 5.1% (2012)

Imports - major partners

Singapore 32.8%, Australia 15.5%, NZ 14.5%, China 10.7% (2012)

FDI inflows
2011 2012 2013
US$ 403 million US$ 376 million US$ 272 million
FDI outflows
2011 2012 2013  
US$ 1 million US$ 2 million US$ 4 million  
Value of cross-border M&A;, by country of purchaser
2010 2011 2012 2013
0 0 0 0
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

(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 - 189. A high ranking means the regulatory environment is more conducive to the starting and operation of a local firm.

Overall ranking: 62 out of 189 countries (2013)

Subcategories:

Starting a business: 141 out of 189 countries

Enforcing Contracts: 63 out of 189 countries

Registering Property: 63 out of 189 countries

Getting credit: 55 out of 189 countries

Protecting investors: 52 out of 189 countries

Trading across border: 111 out of 189 countries

Paying Taxes: 88 out of 189 countries

Dealing with Construction Permits: 74 out of 189 countries

Getting Electricity: 81 out of 189 countries

Resolving Insolvency: 50 out of 189 countries

(2013)

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

N/A

 

 

 

Index of Economic FreedomWSJ and Heritage Foundation

Ranking: 99 Score: 58.7 (Mostly Unfree) (2014)

(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 (est. 2014)

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

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)