New Zealand: Economy

Economic Trivia

Dairy farming is New Zealand's largest export earner, accounting for 21% of exports.

Trade Source: United Nations Comtrade
Note: Top 3 trade partners are calculated by imports + exports.

Top 3 Trade Partners (2014): China, Australia, and United States
Top 3 Exported Goods (2014): Dairy Products, Meat, and Wood

Top Industries Source: CIA World Factbook

Food Processing; Wood and Paper Products; Textiles; Machinery

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) Source: The World Bank

GDP, PPP (current international) $169,921,021,393 (2014)
GDP Growth Rate (annual %) 3.001% (2014)
GDP Per Capita, PPP (current international) $37,679 (2014)
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GDP Country Rank 66/193 (2014)

Economic Indicators Source: The World Bank

Inflation, consumer prices (annual %) 0.864% (2014)
External debt stocks, total (DOD, current US$) Data unavailable
Total tax rate (% of commercial profits) 34.3% (2015)
Real Interest Rate (5 year average %) 1.364% (2013)
Manufacturing, value added (% of GDP) 12.142% (2011)
Current Account Balance (BoP, current US$) ($6,409,566,943) (2014)
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Labor and Employment Source: The World Bank

Labor Force, Total 2,433,510 (2014)
Employment in Agriculture (% of total employment) 6.4% (2013)
Employment in Industry (% of total employment) 20.2% (2013)
Employment in Services (% of total employment) 73% (2013)
Unemployment Rate 5.6% (2014)
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Imports of goods and services (current US$) $54,730,976,890 (2014)
Exports of goods and services (current US$) $58,371,136,444 (2014)
Total Merchandise Trade (% of GDP) 42.077% (2014)
FDI, net inflows (BoP, current US$) $4,454,212,379 (2014)
Commercial Service Exports (current US$) $14,412,980,536 (2014)
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How to interpret the graph: The purpose of this graph is to take a snapshot of a country’s economy in comparison to other economies. For example, New Zealand’s Exports rank is higher than (please wait...) of the countries in the dataset. For Exports, FDI and GDP measures, a higher rank (closer to 100%) indicates a stronger economy. Conversely, for Unemployment and Inflation, a lower rank (closer to 0%) indicates a stronger economy.

Due to unavailable data the following indicators have been omitted:
  • Exports
  • FDI, net inflows
  • GDP Growth Rate
  • GDP Per Capita
  • Inflation
  • Unemployment

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