Statistics

Economic indicators

1 In current prices

2 In 2009/10 prices, includes unallocated taxes on production and imports, and balancing items.

3 Seasonally adjusted

Source: Statistics New Zealand
Economic indicators Total Year end
Population 4,693,000 Jun - 16
Nominal GDP (NZ$million)¹ 256,190 Sep - 16
Nominal GDP growth (%) 4.4 Sep - 16
Nominal GDP per capita (NZ$)² 54,842 Sep - 16
Real GDP (NZ$million)³ 227,201 Sep - 16
Real GDP growth (%) 3.0 Sep - 16
Real GDP per capita (NZ$)⁴ 48,711 Sep - 16
CPI inflation (%) 0.4 Sep - 16
Unemployment rate (%) 4.9 Sep - 16
Total merchandise exports (fob, actual values, NZ$million) 49,330 Jun - 16
Total merchandise imports (cif, actual values, NZ$million) 50,076 Jun - 16
Trade surplus / deficit (current prices, NZ$million) 3,645 Jun - 16
Export of services (NZ$million) 21,545 Jun - 16
Import of services (NZ$million) 17,154 Jun - 16
Stock of New Zealand's direct investment abroad (NZ$million) 25,584 Mar - 16
Stock of foreign investment in New Zealand (NZ$million) 98,408 Mar - 16

Foreign direct investment flows into New Zealand by country

Source: Statistics New Zealand

Only a limited country breakdown is shown in this table, therefore data does not sum to stated totals.

Country NZ$ million Year end
Australia

537

Mar - 16
Canada

339

Mar - 16
Cayman Islands

-95

Mar - 16
Channel Islands 0 Mar - 16
China, People's Republic Of 0 Mar - 16
Hong Kong (SAR) 109 Mar - 16
Japan -26 Mar - 16
Netherlands 718 Mar - 16
Singapore 418 Mar - 16
Switzerland -25 Mar - 16
United States of America 100 Mar - 16
United Kingdom -956 Mar - 16
Virgin Islands, British 3,009 Mar - 16
Total Direct Investment in NZ

-921

Mar - 16

Stock of foreign direct investment in New Zealand by country

Source: Statistics New Zealand

Only a limited country breakdown is shown in this table, therefore data does not sum to stated totals.

Country NZ$ million Year end
Australia

50,659

Mar - 16
Canada 4,275 Mar - 16
Cayman Islands 1,034 Mar - 16
China, People's Republic of Confidential Mar - 16
Hong Kong (SAR)

5,503

Mar - 16
Japan

4,826

Mar - 16
Netherlands 4235 Mar - 16
Singapore

5,651

Mar - 16
Switzerland 439 Mar - 16
United Kingdom

5,367

Mar - 16
United States of America 7686 Mar - 16
Virgin Islands, British 3,009 Mar - 16
Total direct investment in NZ

98,408

Mar - 16

Stock of total foreign investment in New Zealand by country

Source: Statistics New Zealand

Only a limited country breakdown is shown in this table, therefore data does not sum to stated totals.

Country NZ$ million Year end
Australia 114,882 Mar - 16
Canada 5,570 Mar - 16
Cayman Islands 1,158 Mar - 16
Channel Islands confidential Mar - 16
China, People's Republic of 5,464 Mar - 16
Hong Kong (SAR) 8,504 Mar - 16
Japan 11,753 Mar - 16
Malaysia 638 Mar - 16
Netherlands 8,692 Mar - 16
Singapore 7,753 Mar - 16
Switzerland 1,924 Mar - 16
United Kingdom 74,319 Mar - 16
United States 35,952 Mar - 16
Virgin Islands, British 3,014 Mar - 16
Total investment in NZ 386,360 Mar - 16

Exports - Top 20 commodities

1. Only a limited  breakdown is shown in this table, therefore data does not sum to stated totals.

2. Commercial services includes trade in all services except, travel (expenditure by international visitors), transportation, insurance, and government services.

Source: Statistics New Zealand 

Commodity NZ$ Millions Year end
Milk powder, butter, and cheese

11,162

Jun-16
Business and other personal travel

10,264

Jun-16
Meat and edible offal

6,602

Jun-16
Logs, wood and wood articles 3,822 Jun-16

Education-related travel

3,539 Jun-16
Fruit 2,636 Jun-16
Air transport 2,034 Jun-16
Mechanical machinery and equipment 1,726 Jun-16
Wine  1,569 Jun-16
Fish, crustaceans, and molluscs  1,586 Jun-16
Confidential items 1,033 Jun-16
Casein and caseinates 995 Jun-16

Aluminium and aluminium articles

985 Jun-16
Electrical machinery and equipment 1,083 Jun-16
Optical, medical, and measuring equipment 850 Jun-16
Wool 760 Jun-16
Telecommunication, computer, and information 872 Jun-16

Preparations of cereal, flour and starch

1,099 Jun-16
Total (1) 70,875  
Commercial services (2) 4,607  

Exports - Top 20 countries

Source: Statistics New Zealand
Country Goods NZ$ Millions Services NZ$ Millions Total NZ$ Millions Year end
Australia 8,382  4,589 12,970 Jun-16
China 9,160  3,000 12,106 Jun-16
United States 5,654  2,669 8,314 Jun-16
Japan 3,037  846 3,884 Jun-16
United Kingdom 1,619  1,489 3,108 Jun-16
Korea, Peoples Republic of 1,592  573 2,165 Jun-16
Singapore 1,185  408 1,594 Jun-16
Germany  715  812 1,527 Jun-16 
India  656  1,068 1,271 Jun-16
Taiwan  1,112  159 1,271 Jun-16
Malaysia  848  223 1,071 Jun-16
Hong Kong (SAR)  808  357 1,165 Jun-16
Canada  676  388 1,014 Jun-16
United Arab Emirates  867  125 992 Jun-16
Netherlands  867  133 999 Jun-16
Thailand  810  204 1,014 Jun-16
Indonesia  840  107 947 Jun-16
Philippines  623  218 841 Jun-16
France  379  374 753 Jun-16
Saudi Arabia  554  96 649 Jun-16

You can also keep up to date with New Zealand's investment environment through Statistics New Zealand and the Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Please contact our Investment team for further data or assistance on understanding the economy and opportunities in New Zealand.

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