Oceania > Fiji


Capital: Suva; GDP growth (annual %) 2016 : 2.0%
Key Facts
Full name: Republic of the Fiji Islands
Population: 854,100 (UN, 2010)
Area: 18,376 sq km (7,095 sq miles)
Major languages: English, Fijian, Hindi
Major religions: Christianity, Hinduism, Islam
Life expectancy: 67 years (men), 72 years (women) (UN)
Monetary unit: 1 Fijian dollar = 100 cents
Main exports: Sugar, clothing, gold, processed fish, timber
GNI per capita: US $3,580 (World Bank, 2010)
Internet domain: .fj
International dialling code: +679
  • “Tourism is the future for Fiji”


    As Fiji enjoys an extra record year for tourism, Andrew Turnbull, Chairman and founder of one of Fiji’s flagship resorts, Tokoriki Island Resort, outlines the opportunities for further increase in the sector.

  • Grahame Southwick, Executive Chairman of the Fiji Fish Marketing Group


    Fiji’s staple tuna industry has come under pressure in recent decades from declining fish stocks and a proliferation of foreign vessels. Legendary fisherman Grahame Southwick, founder and Executive Chairman of the Fiji Fish Marketing Group, explains how he diversified his business to survive, with exports to the USA presently flourishing.

    What is your opinion on the evolution being made towards the creation of a united, modern Fiji under the current government and constitution?

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


    After gaining a foothold in Fiji with acquisition of the Colonial Fiji Group in 2009, Bank of South Pacific (BSP) has established itself as the leading retail bank with the fastest growing market share of the business and international banking sector. Country Manager Kevin McCarthy explains that the bank’s deep roots and extensive network in the region make it the natural choice for any business looking to enter the Fijian market as a base for regional commerce and trade.