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 905,500. In 2017, Fiji’s GDP was more than $5 billion. CIA Factbook, World Bank
Two-way trade between the United States and Fiji was approximately $325.6 million in 2018. The United States exported over $104.9 million to Fiji, nearly double the amount of 2009. Exports consisted of $59 million in transportation equipment, $10.2 million in special classification provisions, $8.8 million in food manufactures, and $5.8 million in computer products. Imports from Fiji were over $220.7 million, with the top categories being beverages and tobacco products, food manufactures, agricultural products, and fish, marine products.
U.S. FDI into Fiji totaled $148 million in 2017 (Bureau of Economic Analysis).
In 2018, California was the top state exporter to Fiji with approximately $21 million, making up 208% of US exports. Exports from California to Fiji have nearly doubled from 2009 to 2018. Transportation equipment held 41.6 percent with $8.7 million. Food manufactures held 7.9 percent with $1.65 million, followed by computer and electronic products with 7.5 percent and plastic and rubbers with 7.2 percent. U.S. Department of Commerce