FBoS Release No. 07, 2014

5th March 2015

December Quarter 2014

Fiji’s earnings from tourism for the December quarter of 2014 is provisionally estimated at   $368.9 million.  This represents a $29.6 million or 8.7 per cent increase over the December quarter of 2013 earnings of $339.3 million. The figures are graphically presented in Graph 1.

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Australian visitors contributed $208.5 million or 56.5 per cent of the earnings from tourism with $53.4 million or 14.5 per cent attributed to New Zealand visitors.

Graph 2 compares the December quarter earnings in 2013 and 2014 for the major tourism source markets.

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These countries accounted for 82.6 per cent of earnings in the December quarter of 2014, an increase of 0.1 percentage point when compared to December Quarter of 2013

The changes in earnings recorded by country were as follows;

  • Australia increased by $19.4 million (10.3%) from $189.1 million to $208.5 million;
  • New Zealand increased by $3.7 million (7.4%) from $49.7 million to $53.4 million;
  • United States of America increased by $1.0 million (4.0%) from $25.1 million to $26.1 million and
  • Continental Europe increased by $0.9 million (5.7%) from $15.9 million to $16.8 million.

Annual 2014

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Fiji’s earnings from tourism for 2014 is provisionally estimated at $1,404.6 million. This represents a $86.4 million or 6.6 per cent increase over the 2013 earnings estimate of $1,318.2 million. The figures are graphically presented in Graph 3.

Australian visitors contributed $757.5 million or 53.9 per cent of the earnings from tourism with $224.9 million or 16.0 per cent attributed to New Zealand visitors.

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Graph 4 compares earnings in 2013 and 2014 for the major source markets.

These countries accounted for 82.5 per cent of earnings for 2014, an increase of 0.5 percentage point compared to a year earlier.

The changes in earnings recorded by country were as follows;

  • Australia increased by $52.6 million (7.5%) from $704.9 million to $757.5 million;
  • New Zealand increased by $17.0 million (8.2%) from $207.9 million to $224.9 million;
  • United States of America increased by $4.4 million (4.1%) from $106.5 million to $110.9 million and
  • Continental Europe increased by $4.3 million (7.0%) from $61.8 million to $66.1 million.

The main components of Earnings from Tourism for the years 2011 to 2014 are provided in Tables 1 and 2.  Apart from the annual data, these tables also contain the quarterly aggregates.

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For further enquiries please contact Ms. Tokasa Buliruarua on email or Telephone 3230846.

Fiji’s Earnings from Tourism for the March quarter of 2015 will be released as soon as the disaggregated data becomes available.