50 years since its independence, Fiji has become one of the most developed and connected of the Pacific Island economies. Endowed with forest, mineral and fish resources, its economy has a large subsistence agriculture sector – makes up 18% of GDP and employs 70% of the labour force – and sugar-cane processing makes up approximately one-third of industrial activity.
Fiji also has a growing tourist industry, and the earnings from the industry, as well as remittances from Fijians working abroad, are the country’s largest foreign exchange-earners.
Fiji’s main export destinations are the US (20.8%) and Australia (14.9%), with its top commodities being fuel, oil, fish, gems and sugar.
In 2020, the Advisory Board Centre mapped professionals currently serving on Advisory Boards. This assessment has identified low numbers of Advisory Boards in Fiji.
The assessment has identified low numbers of Advisory Board professionals in Fiji. Minimal participation in the market may indicate:
As an emerging sector in Fiji, connection and collaboration with the global Advisor community will present strong future growth opportunities. Further, focusing on key market sectors – agriculture, manufacturing and financial intermediation – as well as acknowledging start-up and emerging industries is essential. It will also be important for Advisory Board professionals in the market to be credentialed to best practice and ethics as this sector grows over time.
|Population||889.95k||Labour Force by occupation|
|GDP by sector||Services||41.6%|
|Industry||17.4%||Global ease of doing business rank||102nd (with slight difficulty)|
|Services||69.1%||Global ease of doing business score||61.5/100|