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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 $381,966,916 $550,205,648
2012 $385,669,228 $534,178,596
2013 $397,054,731 $513,937,875
Product trade (2013)
21 HS Chapters
Canada - New Zealand
Chapter Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $24,328,316 $189,001,441
02 Veg. Prod. $6,092,899 $34,492,878
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $2,577,952 $178,279
04 Food Prod. $26,380,757 $99,535,654
05 Mineral Prod. $9,931,513 $104,604
06 Chemical Prod. $60,064,677 $52,208,189
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $8,576,354 $4,703,811
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $120,046 $461,128
09 Wood Prod. $25,819,194 $2,146,445
10 Paper Prod. $29,998,785 $347,960
11 Textiles Prod. $3,692,173 $9,834,617
12 Dress Access. $302,640 $410,929
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $509,056 $178,422
14 Precious Metals/stones $256,011 $806,217
15 Base Metal Prod. $15,570,875 $21,454,400
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $96,145,167 $77,831,786
17 Vehicles and Equip. $38,395,968 $1,311,810
18 Specialized Inst. $11,691,594 $14,696,141
19 Arms & Ammunition $374,334 $92,434
20 Misc. Articles $3,182,953 $2,929,898
21 Antiques $57,286 $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: 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: $397,054,731
Canadian imports from country: $513,937,875
FDI in Canada: $99 million (2012)
CDI in New Zealand: $770 million (2012)


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Simon Tucker

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Caroline Chrétien


April 2014
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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Date Modified:
2012-02-27