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Canada-New Zealand fact sheet

Official Title:
New Zealand

General Information

Capital: Wellington
Population (million): 5.04
Total Area: 270,534km2
Currency: 1 CAN$ = 1.15 New Zealand $ (NZD) (2020- 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: Nanaia Mahuta
Trade and Export Growth: Damien O’Connor

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

Elections:
Last on October 17, 2020. Next in late 2023.

Economic Information (2019)

Comparative figures
Type New Zealand Canada
GDP: ($ billion) 269.30 2,277.52
GDP per capita: ($) 53,465.97 60,806.37
GDP growth rate: (%) 2.18 1.64
Inflation: (%) 1.62 1.95
Unemployment: (%) 4.05 5.67

Source: IMF (estimates)

Product Trade and Investment (2020)

Canadian exports to country: $378,475,830
Canadian imports from country: $814,939,461
FDI in Canada (2019): $205 million
CDI in the country (2019): $1,337 million

Source: Statistics Canada

Representation

Foreign Representation in Canada:
High Commissioner Martin Harvey

Canadian Representation Abroad:
Vacant

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 figure is unavailable.

Bilateral Product trade
Canada - New Zealand
Year Exports Imports
2016 $464,611,579 $662,871,518
2017 $493,630,384 $709,765,530
2018 $534,564,497 $749,879,367
2019 $497,842,104 $781,985,647
2020 $378,475,830 $814,939,461
21 HS Sections (2020)
Canada - New Zealand
Section Exports Imports
01 Animal & Prod. $16,548,933 $347,601,753
02 Veg. Prod. $21,027,415 $63,874,587
03 Fats, Oils & Waxes Prod. $2,529,709 $14,481,747
04 Food Prod. $40,636,832 $163,949,329
05 Mineral Prod. $6,477,104 $198,340
06 Chemical Prod. $27,112,395 $43,504,402
07 Plastics, Rubber Prod. $13,351,718 $9,057,928
08 Leather, Fur Prod. $232,048 $179,092
09 Wood Prod. $37,082,686 $2,934,599
10 Paper Prod. $16,410,452 $312,693
11 Textiles Prod. $5,052,199 $8,421,319
12 Dress Access. $579,214 $482,709
13 Glass & Stone Prod. $554,067 $396,067
14 Precious Metals/stones $2,346,921 $2,918,442
15 Base Metal Prod. $17,890,700 $33,612,982
16 Mach. Mech. Elec. Prod. $94,826,446 $77,991,525
17 Vehicles and Equip. $40,687,912 $4,037,187
18 Specialized Inst. $18,468,231 $37,860,613
19 Arms & Ammunition $1,569,905 $38,044
20 Misc. Articles $7,551,307 $2,195,843
21 Antiques $214,499 $127,043


February 2021
Sources include: Statistics Canada, IMF

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