Fact Sheet: New Zealand - Canada's Priority Market

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Fast Facts

  • Capital: Wellington
  • Population (millions): 4.4
  • Total area: 263,310 km2
  • Currency: Dollar
  • Language (s): English and Maori

Economic Facts 2012

  • GDP ($ billions): 169.5
  • GDP per capita ($): 38,187
  • GDP growth (%): 2.5
  • Inflation (%): 1.06
  • Unemployment (%): 6.9

Key Opportunities

  • Defence and security
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Life sciences
  • Sustainable technologies
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 20122007
Canada’s merchandise exports to New Zealand$385.7$401.5
Canada’s merchandise imports from New Zealand$534.2$509.7
Canadian investment in New Zealand$770$892
New Zealand’s investment in Canada$99$41