Fiji - Economic sectors

Despite government attempts to diversify the economy, the relative profile of Fiji's different economic sectors has changed little since 1992. Agriculture is still dominant and, along with forestry and fishing, accounted for 16.5 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) in 1999. But the manufacturing sector, especially the garment industry, and the retail and service sector, especially those businesses related to tourism, are also vitally important. Industry and services contribute 25.5 percent and 58 percent of GDP, respectively. The government

has actively encouraged both the manufacturing and tourism sectors in an attempt to broaden the country's economic base, increase foreign exchange receipts, and expand the number of wage and salary earners. Fiji's political strife, however, has seriously undermined the effectiveness of these attempts.

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Aug 30, 2010 @ 6:18 pm
I am a collector of antique bottles, located in New Zealand, and have come across some soft drink bottle labels that I am trying to find out about. The name on the labels is Morris Hedstrom Ltd BA, which I am sure is linked to Fiji.
What I would like to know is anything about this manufacturer of cordials, such as any details of the period of manufacture, what was made by them, and where they were located.
My labels came from a New Plymouth NZ printers sample book and are the only ones that they produced for an off shore factory.
I hope that you can help me.
Brian Batchelor
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Jul 23, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
I am wondering if Fiji is a good distribution center for Asia and Australia/NZ. We have such a center for Europe in The Netherlands. We have a warehouse from which a contracted group ships (by air) throughout Europe. Is it right to think Fiji would be appropriate for this.

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