Republic of Fiji: Republic of Fiji: 2024 Article IV Consultation-Press Release; Staff Report; and Statement by the Executive Director for the Republic of Fiji

Publication Date:

June 10, 2024

Electronic Access:

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Summary:

The Fijian economy has recovered strongly from the pandemic. Real GDP rebounded by around 30 percent cumulatively in 2022–23, surpassing pre-pandemic levels. Inflation has recently ticked up modestly largely due to a temporary effect of the hike in Value-Added Tax rates. Supported by the economic recovery, the fiscal deficit and debt-to-GDP ratios continued to decline but remain at elevated levels. The FY2024 (August–July) budget included significant revenue enhancing measures, partially offset by spending increases, which, on balance, are expected to reduce the fiscal deficit and debt ratios. The monetary policy stance has remained accommodative, although the Reserve Bank of Fiji has begun tightening liquidity. The banking sector is sound overall, and asset quality is improving (although still lower than pre-pandemic levels). The coalition government is developing a program of growth-enhancing reforms, particularly in the National Development Plan due in June.

Series:

Country Report No. 2024/159

Subject:

Frequency:

regular

English

Publication Date:

June 10, 2024

ISBN/ISSN:

9798400278211/1934-7685

Stock No:

1FJIEA2024001

Format:

Paper

Pages:

76

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