Trading Partner Portal: Fiji
Fiji is an island country in the Pacific made up of 332 islands, 106 of which are inhabited. As one of the most developed Pacific island economies, Fiji has abundant forest, fish, and mineral resources and has a prosperous tourist industry. Fiji has been a member of the WTO since 1996 and a member of Gatt since 1993. Fiji has a population of approximately 892,000. In 2015, Fiji’s GDP was more than $4.42 billion. CIA Factbook, World Bank
Two-way trade between the United States and Fiji was approximately $258 million in 2016. The United States exported over $55 million to Fiji, nearly double the amount of 2009. Exports consisted of $10.8 million in transportation equipment, $10 million in special classification provisions, $7.3 million in food manufactures, and $5.9 million in non-electrical machinery. Imports from Fiji were over $203 million, with the top categories being beverages and tobacco products, food manufactures, fish, marine products, and agricultural products.
In 2016, California was the top state exporter to Fiji with approximately $14 million, making up 25% of US exports. Exports from California to Fiji have nearly doubled from 2009 to 2016. Food manufactures was credited with 14.7 percent of the total, with $2 million in exports. Non-electrical machinery held 12.5 percent with $1.7 million. Transportation equipment held 10.7 percent with $1.5 million. U.S. Department of Commerce