Provisional data put the total value of goods imported in April 2020 at $281.2 million while the value of total exports was $110.1 million.
Compared to April 2019, total imports and total exports decreased by $146.0 million (34.2%) and $56.6 million (33.9%) respectively.
The April 2020 trade deficit amounted to $171.0 million compared to $180.0 million a month earlier (March).
For the month of April 2020, Fiji’s major sources of imports (Refer Graph IV) were: Singapore, down $34.5 million (40.3%) to $51.1 million due to decreased imports of gas-oil (diesel), aviation turbine fuel, light oils &preparations (motor spirit) and other parts of aeroplanes or helicopters;
China – People’s Republic, down $5.9 million (12.2%) to $42.4 million due to decreased imports of ammonium sulphate and telephones for cellular networks or for other wireless networks;
Australia, down $49.2 million (55.0%) to $40.2 million due to decreased imports of other wheat & meslin and other dried leguminous vegetables,shelled, whether or not skinned or split;
New Zealand, down $22.8 million (37.9%) to $37.3 million due to decreased imports of cement clinkers, other frozen meat of sheep cut with bone in and other machines for the reception, conversion & transmission or regeneration of voice, images or other data, including switching& routing apparatus; and
United States of America, up $10.6 million (105.7%) to $20.6 million due to increased imports of aeroplanes and other aircrafts.