Factsheet : Fiji

Official Title:
Republic of Fiji


General Information

Capital: Suva
Population (million): .90
Total Area: 18,272km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.56548 Fiji $ (FJD) (2016- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, October 10
Language(s): English, Fijian and Hindustani


Political Information

Type of State:
Republic

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy

Head of State:
President, Major General (Ret’d) Jioji Konousi Konrote

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs & External Trade: Ratu Inoke Kubuabola

Main Political Parties:
Fiji First, Social Democratic Liberal Party, National Federation Party

Elections:
Last: 2014. Next: 2018.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type Fiji Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 6.15 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 6,867.30 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 1.97 1.43
Inflation: (%) 3.86 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 8.75 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $12,000,440
Canadian imports from country: $6,215,620
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in Fiji: $ million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Naivakarurubalavu Solo Mara (Washington, US)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Mario Bot (Wellington, NZ)


May 2017
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Fiji
Year Exports Imports
2012 $10,112,552 $4,285,967
2013 $5,987,496 $3,933,758
2014 $5,649,079 $5,142,477
2015 $24,934,363 $6,118,374
2016 $12,000,440 $6,215,620
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - Fiji
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $468,994
02 Veg. Prod. $403,376 $552,620
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $15 $128,449
04 Food Prod. $10,644 $4,125,129
05 Mineral Prod. $550 $32
06 Chemical Prod. $45,022 $15,038
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $188,924 $959
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $4,045 $2,694
09 Wood Prod. $192,699 $849,631
10 Paper Prod. $13,910 $1,686
11 Textiles Prod. $25,655 $21,887
12 Dress Access. $ $
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $66,525 $285
14 Precious Metals/stones $ $301
15 Base Metal Prod. $166,064 $421
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $9,358,028 $46,786
17 Vehicles and Equip. $418,222 $
18 Specialized Inst. $529,821 $
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $15,245 $698
21 Antiques $ $10