Factsheet : New Zealand

Official Title:
New Zealand


General Information

Capital: Wellington
Population (million): 4.93
Total Area: 270,534km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.08 New Zealand $ (NZD) (2018- 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) Dame Patsy Reddy

Head of Government:
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Winston Peters
Trade: David Parker

Main Political Parties:
National Party, Labour Party, New Zealand First Party, Green Party and ACT New Zealand

Elections:
Last in 2017.


Economic Information (2018)

Comparative figures
Type New Zealand Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 264.16 2,222.58
GDP per capita: ($) 53,593.31 60,078.85
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.99 1.83
Inflation: (%) 1.65 2.24
Unemployment: (%) 4.24 5.82

Product Trade and Investment (2018)

Canadian exports to country: $534,492,314
Canadian imports from country: $749,876,728
FDI in Canada : $127 million
CDI in New Zealand: $813 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner-designate Martin Wilfred Harvey

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Vacant


January 2020
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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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
2014 $413,871,041 $613,973,365
2015 $475,091,193 $682,606,185
2016 $464,611,579 $662,871,518
2017 $493,625,041 $709,765,530
2018 $534,492,314 $749,876,728
Product trade (2018)
21 HS Sections
Canada - New Zealand
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $34,333,651 $310,321,380
02 Veg. Prod. $16,433,539 $55,160,617
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $2,880,038 $8,396,460
04 Food Prod. $44,372,759 $156,578,291
05 Mineral Prod. $25,932,368 $108,867
06 Chemical Prod. $55,005,775 $41,676,151
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $8,811,607 $7,348,442
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $250,031 $273,950
09 Wood Prod. $50,302,838 $2,627,249
10 Paper Prod. $57,146,313 $254,240
11 Textiles Prod. $5,494,265 $7,001,819
12 Dress Access. $300,654 $507,900
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $615,603 $766,316
14 Precious Metals/stones $14,283,419 $1,418,520
15 Base Metal Prod. $18,187,964 $15,068,232
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $128,959,202 $106,568,899
17 Vehicles and Equip. $41,152,073 $3,567,551
18 Specialized Inst. $16,931,251 $26,974,861
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,111,877 $18,025
20 Misc. Articles $5,758,294 $1,638,929
21 Antiques $80,238 $269,446