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Capital: Wellington


Total Population: 4,693,200
Natural Increase: 2.1%
Density: 18 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 86.3%
Population of main cities (including suburbs): Auckland (1,413,700); Wellington (393,610); Christchurch (375,250); Hamilton (218,780); Napier (128,860)
Ethnic Origins: About 71% New Zealander of European descent, 14% Maori, 11% Asian, 8% Pacific Islander and the rest from several other ethnic groups. Percentages add up to more than 100% because respondents were able to identify with more than one ethnic group. (Statistics New Zealand)
Official Language: English and Maori.
Business Language(s): English
Religion: Anglican 24%, Presbyterian 18%, Roman Catholic 15%, Methodist 5%, Baptist 2%, other Protestant 3% and unspecified or none 33%
National Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Exchange rate (average of the last 30 days):
1 NZD = 0.5943 EUR

Country Overview

Area: 267,710 km²
Type of State: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy within the Commonwealth. Executive power is vested in the governor-general, who represents the British Crown. The legislature is a unicameral parliament with 121 representatives.
Type of Economy: High-income economy, OECD, WTO and APEC member. South Pacific Forum member..
New Zealand is very dependent on foreign trade. Strongly focused on agriculture and tourism. Amongst the world leader for production and export of milk & dairy products
HDI*: 0.913/1
HDI (World Rank): 9/188

Note: (*) The HDI, Human Development Index, is an Indicator Which Synthesizes Several Data Such as Life Expectancy, Level of Education, Professional Careers, Access to Culture etc.


Telephone Code:
To call from New Zealand, dial 00
To call New Zealand, dial +64
Internet Suffix:
Computers: 52.6 per 100 Inhabitants
Telephone Lines: 42.1 per 100 Inhabitants
Internet Users: 89.5 per 100 Inhabitants
Access to Electricity: 100% of the Population

Foreign Trade in Figures

Foreign Trade Indicators 20122013201420152016
Imports of Goods (million USD) 38,25439,64142,51836,56336,067
Exports of Goods (million USD) 37,30539,44541,62234,35933,699
Imports of Services (million USD) 12,29112,51313,01511,52311,967
Exports of Services (million USD) 12,98013,31814,20114,13514,886

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, 2017


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