Factsheet : New Zealand

Official Title:
New Zealand


General Information

Capital: Wellington
Population (million): 4.75
Total Area: 270,534km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.08335 New Zealand $ (NZD) (2016- 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 Bill English

Ministers:
Foreign Affairs: Gerry Brownlee
Trade: Todd McClay

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

Elections:
Last in 2017.


Economic Information (2016)

Comparative figures
Type New Zealand Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 241.18 2,026.59
GDP per capita: ($) 50,816.86 55,938.56
GDP growth rate: (%) 3.96 1.43
Inflation: (%) 0.65 1.41
Unemployment: (%) 5.08 7

Product Trade and Investment (2016)

Canadian exports to country: $464,986,104
Canadian imports from country: $662,841,459
FDI in Canada: $55 million
CDI in New Zealand: $560 million


Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Daniel Mellsop

Canadian Representation Abroad:
High Commissioner Mario Bot


September 2017
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
2012 $385,739,661 $534,486,543
2013 $395,512,669 $513,479,550
2014 $413,871,041 $613,973,365
2015 $474,939,522 $682,606,216
2016 $464,986,104 $662,841,459
Product trade (2016)
21 HS Sections
Canada - New Zealand
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $28,291,847 $274,455,441
02 Veg. Prod. $15,286,914 $47,620,271
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $2,610,468 $356,523
04 Food Prod. $38,869,687 $138,822,466
05 Mineral Prod. $4,121,660 $160,345
06 Chemical Prod. $52,551,576 $56,708,257
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $6,404,944 $5,556,832
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $267,467 $267,131
09 Wood Prod. $50,082,541 $2,857,641
10 Paper Prod. $54,250,754 $298,398
11 Textiles Prod. $4,474,000 $8,663,078
12 Dress Access. $271,389 $243,065
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $655,064 $440,647
14 Precious Metals/stones $24,700,744 $1,088,752
15 Base Metal Prod. $17,415,274 $6,297,810
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $93,602,698 $86,311,183
17 Vehicles and Equip. $40,875,740 $1,437,578
18 Specialized Inst. $14,644,127 $27,286,726
19 Arms & Ammunition $345,543 $50,199
20 Misc. Articles $4,830,190 $3,309,096
21 Antiques $81,047 $236,826