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General


Population: 903,207 (2014), 896,758 (2013)
Land Area: 18,270 sq km
Natural Resources: Timber, fish, gold, copper, offshore oil potential, hydropower
Capital: Suva
Political System: Republic
State Leader: Ratu Epeli Nailatikau (July 30th 2009)
Head of Government: Frank Bainimarama (2007)
Languages: English, Fijian, Hindustani
Currency: Fijian Dollar (FJD)
Major Religions: Christian 53%, Hindu 34%, Muslim 7%, Other and Unspecified 5.6%, None 0.3%
Major Ethnicities: Fijian 54.8%, Indian 37.4%, Other 7.9%
Life Expectancy: 72.15 years (2014), 71.87 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 4.218 billion (2013), 3.996 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 4.45 billion (2013), 4.373 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 4,900 (2013), 4,900 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 3% (2013), 2.1% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 11.7%, Industry 18.1%, Services 70.2% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 70%, Industry and Services 30% (2001)
Industries: Tourism, sugar, clothing, copra, gold, silver, lumber, small cottage industries
Agriculture Products: Sugarcane, coconuts, cassava, rice, sweet potatoes, bananas; cattle, pigs, horses, goats; fish
Human Development Index: 0.724 (88th)(2014), 0.702 (96th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 73 million (2003)
Unemployment Rate: 7.6% (1999)

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Army Size: 3 500 (2004)
Budget: 2.2% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

Fiji is located in the South Pacific Ocean. Fiji is located near Vanuatu, Tonga and Tuvalu. Fiji's economy has suffered due to political uncertainty and military coup's. Fiji depends heavily on tourism and to a lesser degree on the export of sugar.

(2014) Fiji's economy continues to growth steadily the growth rate increased to 3%, the economy still revolves around tourism and sugar exportations there doesn't seem to be any plans to diversify.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: Fiji
Wikipedia: Fiji
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/FJI.html

Updated on: August 31st, 2014