Fiji - Foreign trade

Like most developing countries that export primarily basic commodities—which are subject to wide market price fluctuations—and import high-valued manufactured products, Fiji has traditionally run a merchandise trade deficit. The years of 1995 and 1996 saw unprecedented trade surpluses while the 1998 merchandise trade deficit was $263 million. In 2000, however, the country reversed again to a trade surplus, this time totaling $227 million.

Clothing production dominates Fiji's export commodities, with over a third of export revenues tied to the apparel trade (33%). Sugar and honey are in second place in export sales (24%). Other exports include fish (7.2%) and gold (7.0%). Most of Fiji's exports go to Australia, the United Kingdom, and New Zealand.

In 1994, Fiji's imports were distributed among the following categories:


Consumer goods 13.9%
Food 14.8%
Fuels 11.2%
Industrial supplies 28.1%
Machinery 12.3%
Transportation 18.6%
Other 1.1%

Principal trading partners in 1998 (in millions of US dollars) were as follows:


Australia 212 359 -147
United States 102 38 64
United Kingdom 99 12 87
Japan 29 40 -11
New Zealand 27 121 -94
Korea 9 15 -6
China (inc. Hong Kong) 8 34 -26
Malaysia 8 19 -11
Singapore 1 53 -52
Thailand n.a. 27 n.a.
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Sep 1, 2011 @ 3:15 pm
1. Do you have a breakdown statistics of Fiji's export/imports figures by Port?
2. What portion of Fiji trade is conducted by means of shipping?
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Feb 27, 2013 @ 6:18 pm
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