Fiji’s garment industry : an economic analysis

Narayan, Paresh Kumar 2001, Fiji’s garment industry : an economic analysis, Journal of economic and social policy, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 1-20.


Title Fiji’s garment industry : an economic analysis
Author(s) Narayan, Paresh Kumar
Journal name Journal of economic and social policy
Volume number 6
Issue number 1
Start page 1
End page 20
Total pages 20
Publisher Southern Cross University, Centre for Policy Research
Place of publication Lismore, N.S.W.
Publication date 2001
ISSN 1325-2224
Summary The May 2000 civilian coup has had a detrimental effect on investor confidence in Fiji. Political instability and uncertainty surrounds the economy and the garment industry – one of the successful products of the Export Oriented Industrialization strategy – is the most affected. Investment in this sector has stalled and a total of 7 garment factories have closed operations with the likelihood of others following the same direction if the political impasse and uncertainty continues. In light of the continuing demise of the industry, this paper enlightens the contribution of the industry to Fiji’s economy in terms of exports and employment creation. The paper also presents an analysis of the profitability and operating efficiency status of the industry and contends that the industry is a viable one. It also presents policy makers with some recommendations that can be considered in light of reinvigorating investment in the garment industry.
Language eng
Field of Research 140209 Industry Economics and Industrial Organisation
HERDC Research category C1.1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30024646

Document type: Journal Article
Collection: School of Accounting, Economics and Finance
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