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 889,950. In 2019, Fiji’s GDP was more than $5.49 billion. CIA Factbook, World Bank
Two-way trade between the United States and Fiji was approximately $262.7 million in 2020. The United States exported over $39.8 million to Fiji in 2020, down from $102.9 million in 2019, due in part to a significant decrease in exports of transportation equipment. Top exports in 2020 were made up of computer and electronic products at 18% of total goods, special classification provisions at 17.8% of total goods, and chemicals at 13% of total goods. Imports from Fiji were over $222.9 million in 2020, with the top categories being food manufactures, beverages and tobacco products, agricultural products and fish and marine products.
U.S. FDI into Fiji totaled $153 million in 2017, FDI was undisclosed in more recent years (Bureau of Economic Analysis).
In 2020, California was the largest state exporter to Fiji in 2020 with approximately $7.5 million, making up over 18.9% of US exports. There was a decrease in exports from 2019, which was largely due to a decrease in exports of transportation equipment. Top exports for 2020 were therefore agricultural products, food manufactures, chemicals, and computer products, making up 19.7%, 13.7%, 12.6%, and 12.4%, respectively. Imports from Fiji to California totaled $143.37 million in 2020. Food manufactures made up 71.6% of total imports, this was followed by beverages and tobacco, agricultural products, and fish and marine products. U.S. Department of Commerce