Fact Sheet: New Zealand - Canada's Priority Market

Fast Facts

  • Capital: Wellington
  • Population (millions): 4.5
  • Total area: 263,310 km2
  • Currency: New Zealand dollar (NZD)
  • Language (s): English and Maori

Economic Facts 2014

  • GDP ($ billions): 218.6
  • GDP per capita ($): 48,380
  • GDP growth (%): 3.2
  • Inflation (%): 1.2
  • Unemployment (%): 5.4

Key Opportunities

  • Defence and security
  • Information and communications technologies
  • Life sciences
  • Sustainable technologies
Trade and Investment
Value (in millions of dollars)
 2014
Canada’s merchandise exports to New Zealand$413.8
Canada’s merchandise imports from New Zealand$614.0
Canadian investment in New Zealand$553
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