FBoS Release No: 78, 2016
6th December 2016
Fiji’s Earnings from Tourism is an estimate of the amount spent by international visitors. The figure is derived from an estimated average daily spend of visitors (per diem) and the total visitor days in Fiji.
• Fiji’s earnings from tourism stood at $416.3 million for the September quarter of 2016.
• Earnings went up by 11.3 percent ($42.1 million) when compared to the June quarter of 2016.
• Earnings fell by 10.0 percent ($46.5 million) when compared to the September quarter of 2015 and this was due to a decrease in visitor days.
Compared to the September quarter of 2015, the major changes in earnings recorded by country were as follows:
• Australia down by 12.0 percent ($29.1 million) to $212.7 million contributing 51.1 percent to the total;
• New Zealand down by 7.3 percent ($6.8 million) to $86.2 million contributing 20.7 percent to the total;
• United States of America down by 7.1 percent ($2.5 million) to $32.9 million contributing 7.9 percent to the total; and
• Continental Europe down by 10.3 percent ($2.0 million) to $17.4 million contributing 4.2 percent to the total.
These countries accounted for 83.9 percent of earnings in the September quarter of 2016, a decrease of 0.3 percentage point when compared to the September quarter of 2015.
Fiji’s Earnings from Tourism for the December Quarter of 2016 will be released as soon as the disaggregated data becomes available.