Republic of Fiji: Staff Report for the 2013 Article IV Consultation

Publication Date: December 20, 2013
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Summary: This 2013 Article IV Consultation highlights that growth in the Fijian economy increased to 2¼ percent in 2012, supported by income tax cuts, low interest rates, and the one-time payouts under the Fiji National Provident Fund (FNPF) reform, which offset the negative impact of the severe floods and Cyclone Evan on the agriculture and tourist sectors. Inflation declined as imported commodity and food prices moderated. With a lower-than-budgeted deficit of 1 percent of GDP, Fiji’s debt-to-GDP ratio continued to decline in 2012. The latest available indicators suggest accelerating growth momentum in the first half of 2013 boosted by increases in disposable income, bank borrowing, and rising investment.
Series: Country Report No. 13/370
Subject(s): Article IV consultation reports | Economic growth | Fiscal policy | Public debt | Debt sustainability | Fiscal reforms | Monetary policy | Exchange restrictions | Economic indicators | Staff Reports | Press releases | Fiji

Publication Date: December 20, 2013
ISBN/ISSN: 9781475549348/1934-7685 Format: Paper
Stock No: 1FJIEA2013001 Pages: 62
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