FBoS Release No: 52

31st August 2015

The provisional estimate of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) at constant basic price for 2014 shows an increase of 5.3 percent over 2013. The GDP value of $6.4 billion was estimated using 2011 prices and reflects the net value of goods and services produced in Fiji.


The positive economic growth in 2014 was driven by the following industries:

  • Transport & Storage contributed 1.9 percentage points;
  • Financial & Insurance Activities contributed 1.2 percentage points;
  • Public Administration & Defence contributed 0.7 percentage points;
  • Manufacturing contributed 0.3 percentage points and;
  • Education contributed 0.3 percentage points.

Growth in these industries helped attain an overall growth of 5.3 percent, despite declines in the Mining & Quarrying and Agriculture industries.

Further details are provided in Table 1 on the following page.

Table 1: Contribution to Growth from 2012-2014


The Main Movements by Industry in 2014 

Graph 2: Agriculture, Forestry and Fishing



Agriculture was down 2.4 percent due to decreases in the production of taro, yam and coconut. Forestry was up 19.1 percent due to increases in the production of Pine and Native Forest logs. Fishing recorded a growth of 1.4 percent due mainly to increased production in Offshore Marine Fishing.








Construction grew by 9.0 percent due mainly to an increase in Non-General Government activities. Electricity was up 0.4 percent while Mining & Quarrying recorded a decline of 2.4 percent mainly due to lower gold production. Water Supply and Sewerage grew by 5.4 percent.







Graph 4: Manufacturing and Wholesale & Retail & Repair of Motor Vehicles & Motor Cycles and Transport & Storage


Fiji’s two leading industries, Manufacturing and Wholesale & Retail Trade recorded growths of 2.1 percent and 1.2 percent respectively. The growth in Manufacturing was driven by production increases of wood & wood products and food products. On the other hand growth in the Wholesale & Retail industry was driven by an increase in the sale of motor vehicles. The Transport & Storage industry grew by 26.3 percent and this was mainly driven by an increase in air transport services.  








Graph 5: Accommodation & Food Services, Information & Communication and Financial & Insurance



The Financial & Insurance industry was up 13.0 percent due to an increase in the activities of commercial banks and insurance companies. The Information & Communication industry grew by 3.1 percent as a result of an increase in programming and broadcasting services. The Accommodation and Food Services industry recorded a growth of 3.4 percent as a result of an increase in accommodation services.








Graph 6: Real Estate, Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities and Administrative & Support Services



The Real Estate industry grew by 0.4 percent while Professional, Scientific & Technical Activities was up 3.6 percent. The growth in Professional, Scientific & Technical activities was due mainly to an increase in management consultancy, architectural & engineering services. The Administrative and Support Services industry recorded a growth of 2.2 percent driven mainly by office administration and call centre activities. 






Graph 7: Public Administration & Defence, Education, Human Health & Social Work, Arts Entertainment & Recreation and Other Service Activities



Public Administration & Defence was up 7.8 percent as a result of an increase in the Public Order, Safety and Defence Activities. The Education industry grew by 3.9 percent due to increased student enrolment in secondary schools. Human Health and Social Work grew by 1.5 percent. The Arts, Entertainment & Recreation industry recorded changes at the activity level however the changes balanced out at the industry level. Other Service Activities grew by 1.2 percent.






The following contact persons are available to attend to any further enquiries:

1)         Mr. Bimlesh Krishna – Acting Divisional Manager [Economics Statistics Division] on email or telephone 331 5822 (ext: 386 233).

2)         Ms. Artika Devi – Statistician [National Accounts] on email or telephone 331 5822 (ext: 386 237)