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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.
5-year trade
Canada - New Zealand
Year Exports Imports
2009 $303,121,868 $453,921,227
2010 $321,472,835 $447,417,347
2011 $381,966,917 $550,296,001
2012 $385,739,661 $534,181,312
2013 $395,899,005 $513,706,455
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - New Zealand
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $24,328,316 $189,207,200
02 Veg. Prod. $6,092,899 $34,497,431
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $2,577,952 $178,279
04 Food Prod. $26,380,757 $99,518,813
05 Mineral Prod. $9,924,630 $104,999
06 Chemical Prod. $60,094,671 $52,003,520
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $8,417,049 $4,705,233
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $120,046 $461,184
09 Wood Prod. $25,819,194 $2,146,474
10 Paper Prod. $29,998,785 $349,373
11 Textiles Prod. $3,692,173 $9,923,748
12 Dress Access. $302,640 $410,929
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $515,936 $181,592
14 Precious Metals/stones $256,011 $801,179
15 Base Metal Prod. $15,521,244 $21,032,665
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $96,039,593 $77,937,249
17 Vehicles and Equip. $37,829,135 $1,311,810
18 Specialized Inst. $11,686,590 $14,697,248
19 Arms & Ammunition $374,334 $92,434
20 Misc. Articles $2,879,383 $2,933,839
21 Antiques $61,486 $344,460

Capital: Wellington
Population (million): 4.479
Total Area: 270,534km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.18 New Zealand $ (NZD)(2013)
National Holiday: Waitangi Day, 6 February
Language(s): English, Maori, New Zealand Sign Language


Political Information

Type of State:
Parliamentary Democracy

Type of Government:
The Parliament of New Zealand holds legislative power and consists of the Sovereign (represented by the Governor-General) and the House of Representatives

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: in November 2011. Next: September 20, 2014


Economic Information (2013)

Comparative figures
Type New Zealand Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 186.66 1878.77
GDP per capita: ($) 41671.94 53518.54
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.37 2.01
Inflation: (%) 1.13 0.96
Unemployment: (%) 6.12 7.08

Trade and Investment (2013)

Canadian exports to country: $395,899,005
Canadian imports from country: $513,706,455
FDI in Canada: $ million
CDI in New Zealand: $553 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Simon Tucker

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Caroline Chrétien


July 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-02-27