About Us India - Fiji

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GENERAL
Official Name Republic of Fiji
Capital Suva
Area 18,333 sq. kms
Weather (in degree C) Maximum temperature: 31 °C
Minimum temperature: 22 °C
Population 896,445 population (2020 census) - UN
Independence Day 10 October
Forest Cover (% of total area) 55.7%
CO2 Emissions 2.367 million MT
Tourists Arrivals (Year) 894,389 (2019)
Age profile 0-14 years: 26.86%
15-24 years: 15.51%
25-54 years: 41.05%
55-64 years: 9.25%
65 years and over: 7.34%
Life Expectancy 73.7 years
Languages (with % age of speakers, if available) English, iTaukei (Fijian) and Hindi
Ethnic Groups iTaukei (56.8%), Indo-Fijian (37.5%)
Main Religions (with %, if available) Christians 64.5%, Hindus 27.9%, Muslims 6.3% and others 1.3% (as per 2007 census)
Internet Penetration 46.5%
Mobile Phones 10,33,915
Urbanization 57.2% of total population, Rate of Urbanization 1.62% annual
ECONOMY
Currency Fiji Dollar
Exchange rate with US$ & Rs. FJ$ 1 = US$ 0.441 (20 April 2020)
FJ$ 1 = Rs. 33.83 (20 April 2020)
GDP US$5.537bn (2020)
GDP Growth Rate 3.5% (2020)
Major Sectors (% of GDP) Agriculture: 13.4% (2020 est.)
Industry: 19.4% (2020 est.)
Services: 58.8% (2020 est.)
Unemployment Rate (%) 4.5%
Inflation (%) 3.5%
GDP Per Capita US$6,267 (2020)
Total Trade (Goods & Services) US$ 3787 mn (2020)
Exports (Goods & Services) US$ 1137 mn (2020)
Imports (Goods and Services) US$ 2650 mn (2020)
Balance of Trade -US$ 513 mn (2020)
Major Trading Partners (Currency Unit billion) Exports: US 20.8%, Australia 14.9%, NZ 7.7%, Tonga 5%, Vanuatu 4.6%, China 4.5%, Spain 4.3%, UK 4.3%, Kiribati 4.1% (2017)
Imports: Australia 19.2%, NZ 17.2%, Singapore 17%, China 13.8% (2017)
POLITICAL
Political Structure Parliamentary System
Head of State (President) H.E. Major General (Retd.) Jioji Konousi Konrote
Head of Government (Prime Minister) H.E. Rear Admiral (Retd.) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
Minister for Foreign Affairs H.E. Rear Admiral (Retd.) Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama
Political Issues Since return to Democracy in 2014, Fiji has put its past of frequent military coups behind and another successful General Election in 2018 has brought stability to the country.
BILATERAL
Bilateral Trade US$ 48.24 mn (2020-21)
Indian Exports US$ 46.90 mn (2020-21)
Imports into India US$ 1.33 mn (2020-21)
Major Items of Export and Import Exports: Mineral Water, Sugar, Fish, Timber, Gold, Coconut oil.
Imports: Manufactured Goods, Machinery /Transport equipment, Petroleum products, Food and Beverages, Chemicals and Tobacco
Indian Investments in the Country Nothing significant to report.
Country’s Investments in India Nothing significant to report.
Indian Origin/Prs/Indian Students Total: 313,798 (37% of the total population as per 2007 population as 2017 census did not declare ethnicity data)
Indian diaspora (composition and any pertinent information that may be of interest) Total: 1130 (Registered with Mission)
1400 (Total Estimate)
Indian Organisations Bank-Bank of Baroda (1961)
PSUs- The New India Assurance Ltd. (1954)
Life insurance Corporation of India (1956)
WAPCOS (since 2015)
Government Organizations- NIL

July 2021