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New Zealand

Official Title:
New Zealand


General Information

Please note that all statistics reflect Canadian dollars, with some figures reflecting the yearly averages for the year. If listed as ’0’ or absent, the statistic is unavailable.
Bilateral Product trade
Canada - New Zealand
Year Exports Imports
2010 $321,472,835 $447,417,347
2011 $381,966,917 $550,296,001
2012 $385,739,661 $534,486,543
2013 $395,512,669 $513,481,360
2014 $413,857,474 $613,975,179
Product trade (2014)
21 HS Sections
Canada - New Zealand
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $25,783,306 $242,428,596
02 Veg. Prod. $7,144,279 $40,717,867
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $2,959,774 $306,154
04 Food Prod. $35,980,472 $111,382,851
05 Mineral Prod. $8,976,826 $66,247
06 Chemical Prod. $70,751,553 $68,515,821
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $5,523,543 $6,397,421
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $262,673 $453,230
09 Wood Prod. $28,107,593 $2,021,099
10 Paper Prod. $31,768,325 $215,188
11 Textiles Prod. $4,249,837 $12,016,061
12 Dress Access. $235,620 $95,566
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $638,922 $177,935
14 Precious Metals/stones $1,226,695 $768,690
15 Base Metal Prod. $16,922,407 $27,330,910
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $92,013,367 $75,703,304
17 Vehicles and Equip. $44,874,626 $3,879,125
18 Specialized Inst. $13,627,296 $18,664,317
19 Arms & Ammunition $420,459 $79,881
20 Misc. Articles $4,358,014 $2,406,446
21 Antiques $137,736 $220,307

Capital: Wellington
Population (million): 4.555
Total Area: 270,534km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.09 New Zealand $ (NZD)(2014 - Annual average)
National Holiday: Waitangi Day, 6 February
Language(s): English, Maori, New Zealand Sign Language


Political Information

Type of State:
Constitutional monarchy

Type of Government:
Parliamentary democracy

Head of State:
GG (Queen Elizabeth II) Sir Jeremiah �Jerry� Mateparae

Head of Government:
Prime Minister John Key

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Murray McCully
Trade: Tim Groser

Main Political Parties:
Labour Party, National Party, Green Party, New Zealand First, Maori Party, United Future, ACT Party, Mana Party

Elections:
Last: 2014; next: 2017


Economic Information (2014)

Comparative figures
Type New Zealand Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 218.13 1971.9
GDP per capita: ($) 47893.23 55559.11
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.31 2.44
Inflation: (%) 1.23 1.9
Unemployment: (%) 5.72 6.92

Product Trade and investment (2014)

Canadian exports to country: $413,857,474
Canadian imports from country: $613,975,179
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in New Zealand: $773 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Simon Tucker

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Mario Bot


January 2016
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-02-27