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Call For Global Carbon Action

Fiji meets climate change challenge head on at COP21


Fiji’s Prime Minister Frank Bainimarama, center, at the inauguration of the Wainisavulevu Weir Raising Project on November 3, 2015

PM Frank Bainimarama commits Fiji to a 30% reduction in carbon emissions but demands more commitment from industrial nations as Pacific islands face climate... Nov 11, 2015

Government | Sustainability | Asia-Pacific | Fiji


Fiji Tourism Industry Day

‘Team Fiji’ sets sights on another bumper tourism year


Guests were welcomed in traditional fashion at the Sofitel. Photo: Kelvin Anthony, Tourism Fiji

Fiji is on course to achieve another record year for tourist arrivals in 2015, Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism Faiyaz Siddiq Koya revealed at... Oct 21, 2015

Tourism & Culture | Asia-Pacific | Fiji


Brand Fiji draws in international investors

Godo Müller-Teut
CEO of Investment Fiji

Fiji’s impressive economic performance over recent years has attracted interest from... Feb 17, 2016


Sustainable Fijian manufacturer eyes global exports

Warwick Pleass
Managing Director of Pleass Global Ltd

With Pleass Global Ltd’s VaiWai bottled water brand winning rave reviews for its taste,... Feb 15, 2016


‘Fiji is going through its best phase since independence’

Kaushik Kumar
Managing Director of United Apparel

Fiji’s once-thriving textiles, clothing and footwear (TCF) industry is showing strong... Jan 24, 2016


‘We have led the way in making Fiji the true hub of the region’

Vishnu Mohan
CEO of ANZ’s Operations in Fiji and the Pacific

ANZ Bank traces its presence in Fiji back 135 years, and the capital city Suva is the location... Jan 22, 2016


“Tourism is the future for Fiji”

Andrew Turnbull
Chairman of Tokoriki Island Resort

As Fiji enjoys another record year for tourism, Andrew Turnbull, Chairman and founder of... Jan 14, 2016


'Fiji is open for business'

Faiyaz Siddiq Koya
Minister of Industry, Trade and Tourism

With Fiji recording growth rates exceeding 4% for three consecutive years coupled with its... Dec 26, 2015


BSP Fiji positions itself as banking partner of choice in the hub of the Pacific

Kevin McCarthy
Fiji Country Manager of the Bank of South Pacific

After gaining a foothold in Fiji with acquisition of the Colonial Fiji Group in 2009, Bank... Dec 23, 2015


Fiji’s pioneering fishing company becomes ‘snapper sniper’

Grahame Southwick
Executive Chairman of the Fiji Fish Marketing Group

Fiji’s staple tuna industry has come under pressure in recent decades from declining... Dec 22, 2015


Dramatic turnaround in Fiji’s state-owned enterprises

Faiz Khan
Executive Chairman of Airports Fiji Ltd and Fiji Pine Group of Companies

Faiz Khan has overseen huge upswings in profitability and performance at the Fiji Pine Group... Dec 11, 2015


‘The story of Fiji is just beginning’

Truman Bradley
Executive Chairman of Tourism Fiji

The Fijian tourism industry is going through a boom period, with record numbers of tourists... Dec 09, 2015



LOCATION:

Oceania, island group in the South Pacific Ocean, about two-thirds of the way from Hawaii to New Zealand



MAP REFERENCES:

Oceania



AREA:

total: 18,274 sq km



AREA - comparative:

slightly smaller than New Jersey



MARITIME CLAIMS:

measured from claimed archipelagic straight baselines



CLIMATE:

tropical marine; only slight seasonal temperature variation



TERRAIN:

mostly mountains of volcanic origin



NATURAL RESOURCES:

timber, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil potential, hydropower



LANGUAGES:

English (official), Fijian (official), Hindustani



POPULATION:

909,389 (July 2015 est.)



GOVERNMENT TYPE:

republic



CAPITAL:

name: Suva (on Viti Levu)



INDEPENDENCE:

10 October 1970 (from the UK)



GDP - composition, by sector of origin:

agriculture: 12.7%

industry: 18.2%

services: 69.1% (2014 est.)



AGRICULTURE - products:

sugarcane, coconuts, cassava (manioc, tapioca), rice, sweet potatoes, bananas; cattle, pigs, horses, goats; fish



INDUSTRIES:

tourism, sugar, clothing, copra, gold, silver, lumber, small cottage industries



EXPORTS:

$1.188 billion (2014 est.)

$1.38 billion (2013 est.)



EXPORTS - commodities:

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



EXPORTS - partners:

US 11.8%, Australia 10%, UK 6.4%, Samoa 6.2%, Tonga 5.5% (2014)



IMPORTS:

$2.241 billion (2014 est.)

$2.692 billion (2013 est.)



IMPORTS - commodities:

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



IMPORTS - partners:

Singapore 18.4%, South Korea 14%, NZ 13.7%, China 13.1%, Australia 12.9% (2014)




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