Fiji has a small but sustainable economy, capable of delivering good investment outcomes in the primary industry, tourism, manufacturing and services sectors. Fiji’s main competitive advantages are its tropical climate, accessibility to Australian and New Zealand markets, and good literacy and competence in English. Fiji’s infrastructure and international connectivity are reasonably good. Fiji welcomes foreign investment.
Fiji’s 45 years of independence have been hampered by political instability. Four military coups since 1987 have affected its institutions and investor confidence. Elections in September 2014 decisively returned to power the former military leader, Voreqe (Frank) Bainimarama, as Prime Minister for a four-year term under a post-coup constitution. Challenges remain but economic growth has returned.