Fiji Times Logo

Fiji Time: 5:44 AM on Friday 19 September

/ Front page / Business

Positive trend for export activities

Timoci Vula
Friday, December 28, 2012

DESPITE the continuous increase in Fiji's import figure, the country's exporting activities indicate a positive trend as it progressively marks minimal increases, at least since 2009.

The Fiji Bureau of Statistics' international merchandise trade statistics summary released provisional figures quoting $1916.4million in total export for 2011.

Compared to 2010, exports increased by $311.1million (19.4 per cent).

Of the five major exporting destinations, increased export earnings were recorded from the United Kingdom and New Zealand.

The UK upped $61.1million (75.8 per cent) to $141.6million due to increased exports of sugar; and a $3.8million (4.9 per cent) increase for NZ to $80.1million because of increased exports of sweet biscuits.

Exports to Australia decreased by $17.4million (5.6 per cent) to $295.2million due to decreased exports of garments and gold.

The export of garments recorded a 9.3 per cent decrease and gold by 3.6 per cent.

Decreased woodchips export to Japan resulted in a $56.8million drop (56.1 per cent) to $44.4million.

In the summary statement signed by Government Statistician Epeli Waqavonovono, among Fiji's trading partners that recorded surpluses, majority were our Pacific island neighbours.


Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent
  2. Leader of the pack
  3. FijiFirst leads
  4. Provisonal results from the Fiji Elections Office
  5. PDP is number 4
  6. Army grateful
  7. 306,096 votes counted from 1000 polling station
  8. The race is on
  9. Now we wait
  10. Labour trails

Top Stories this Week

  1. FijiFirst claims 60 per cent Thursday (18 Sep)
  2. Searching for answers Monday (15 Sep)
  3. Girl, 12, murdered Monday (15 Sep)
  4. Leader of the pack Thursday (18 Sep)
  5. Shocked and disgusted Monday (15 Sep)
  6. FijiFirst leads Thursday (18 Sep)
  7. Couple seeks end to problem Friday (12 Sep)
  8. No $20m ransom Tuesday (16 Sep)
  9. PM confirms release of 45 peacekeepers Friday (12 Sep)
  10. Safe and alive Friday (12 Sep)