The Fijian economy is envisaged to grow for the ninth consecutive year, at a slightly slower pace due to the recent spate of natural disasters.
Sectoral performances over the review month were largely positive.
Visitor arrivals noted an annual growth of 5.1 percent cumulative to March, driven by higher tourist numbers from New Zealand, US, Australia, China and Continental Europe.
Gold production grew substantially by 91.2 percent in the year to March on account of base effects and efficiency gains derived from the recent upgrades.
Labor market conditions were favorable in March.
The Reserve Bank of Fiji’s Job Advertisement Survey indicated an annual growth of 5.4 percent in the number of jobs advertised cumulative to March, led by higher recruitment intentions in the manufacturing, electricity & water and mining & quarrying sectors.