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Canada-Fiji fact sheet

Official Title:
Republic of Fiji

General Information

Capital: Suva
Population (million): .90
Total Area: 18,272km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.63 Fiji $ (FJD) (2020- Annual average)
National Holiday: Independence Day, October 10
Language(s): English, Fijian and Hindustani

Political Information

Type of State:
Parliamentary republic

Type of Government:

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

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Josaia Voreqe “Frank” Bainimarama

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Josaia Voreqe “Frank” Bainimarama
Commerce, Trade, Tourism and Transport: Faiyaz Koya

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

Elections:
Last: November 14, 2018. Next: 2022

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type Fiji Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 7.51 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 8,394.35 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 0.5 1.64
Inflation: (%) 1.9 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 4.5 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $4,702,754
Canadian imports from country: $6,470,511
FDI in Canada (2019): $ million
CDI in the country (2019): $ million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner-designate Satyendra Prasad (NY, US)

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Vacant

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 figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - Fiji
Year Exports Imports
2016 $11,980,440 $6,209,227
2017 $13,028,340 $8,289,715
2018 $29,896,493 $7,077,782
2019 $27,426,069 $7,527,583
2020 $4,702,754 $6,470,511
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - Fiji
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $ $66,561
02 Veg. Prod. $950,281 $305,220
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $ $30,558
04 Food Prod. $241,297 $5,250,107
05 Mineral Prod. $461 $406
06 Chemical Prod. $296,286 $13,295
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $168,488 $3,389
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $9,485 $753
09 Wood Prod. $47,747 $745,284
10 Paper Prod. $56,328 $99
11 Textiles Prod. $14,120 $10,852
12 Dress Access. $ $8
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $35,666 $92
14 Precious Metals/stones $543,220 $12,675
15 Base Metal Prod. $73,468 $3,535
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $861,066 $67
17 Vehicles and Equip. $801,406 $4,218
18 Specialized Inst. $228,251 $15,771
19 Arms & Ammunition $ $
20 Misc. Articles $420 $6,836
21 Antiques $ $518


March 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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