Economic indicators

¹ Expenditure on GDP in current prices
² Expenditure on GDP in current prices per capita
³ Includes unallocated taxes on production and imports, bank service charge, and balancing items
⁴ GDP in 95/96 prices per capital

Source: Statistics New Zealand, Reserve Bank of New Zealand
Economic indicators Total Year end
Population 4,470,800 30-Jun-13
Nominal GDP (NZ$million)¹ 211,678 31-Mar-13
Nominal GDP growth (%) 2.7 30-Sep-13
Nominal GDP per capita (NZ$)² 47,636 31-Mar-13
Real GDP (NZ$million)³ 149,989 30-Sep-13
Real GDP growth (%) 2.6 30-Sep-13
Real GDP per capita (NZ$)⁴ 32,869 31-Mar-13
CPI inflation (%) 1.4 30-Sep-13
Unemployment rate (%) 6.2 30-Sep-13
Total merchandise exports (fob, actual values, NZ$million) 45,704 30-Jun-13
Total merchandise imports (cif, actual values, NZ$million) 46,524 30-Jun-13
Trade surplus / deficit (current prices, NZ$million) 533 30-Jun-13
Export of services (NZ$million) 13,926 30-Jun-13
Import of services (NZ$million) 14,937 30-Jun-13
Stock of New Zealand's direct investment abroad (NZ$million) 22,698 30-Jun-13
Stock of foreign investment in New Zealand (NZ$million) 100,774 30-Jun-13

Foreign direct investment flows into New Zealand by country

Source: Statistics New Zealand
Country NZ$ million Year end
United Kingdom 1,504 30-Jun-13
Australia 1,160 30-Jun-13
Singapore 1,270 30-Jun-13
Switzerland -18 30-Jun-13
Japan -80 30-Jun-13
Bermuda -93 30-Jun-13
United States of America -992 30-Jun-13
Netherlands -1,054 30-Jun-13
Total direct investment in NZ 1,443 30-Jun-13

Stock of foreign direct investment in New Zealand by country

Source: Statistics New Zealand
Country NZ$ million Year end
Australia 63,584 30-Jun-13
United States 10,352 30-Jun-13
United Kingdom 5,523 30-Jun-13
Singapore 3,876 30-Jun-13
Japan 3,152 30-Jun-13
Netherlands 2,633 30-Jun-13
Canada 2,057 30-Jun-13
Hong Kong (SAR) 1,599 30-Jun-13
Cayman Islands 950 30-Jun-13
Switzerland 463 30-Jun-13
China, People's Republic of 391 30-Jun-13
Total direct investment in NZ 100,774 30-Jun-13

Stock of total foreign investment in New Zealand by country

Source: Statistics New Zealand
Country NZ$ million Year end
Australia 110,080 31-Mar-13
United Kingdom 52,940 31-Mar-13
United States 38,845 31-Mar-13
Singapore 7,845 31-Mar-13
Japan 7,784 31-Mar-13
Hong Kong (SAR) 3,959 31-Mar-13
Netherlands 3,582 31-Mar-13
Canada 2,564 31-Mar-13
Taiwan 2,488 31-Mar-13
Virgin Islands, Brit 2,425 31-Mar-13
Total investment in NZ 315,503 31-Mar-13

 Exports - Top 20 commodities

Source: Statistics New Zealand
Commodity NZ$ Millions Year end
Milk powder, butter, and cheese 11,320 30-Jun-13
Meat and edible offal 5,249 30-Jun-13
Logs, wood, and wood articles 3,374 30-Jun-13
Crude oil 1,688 30-Jun-13
Fruit 1,551 30-Jun-13
Mechanical machinery and equipment 1,545 30-Jun-13
Fish, crustaceans, and molluscs 1,345 30-Jun-13
Wine 1,209 30-Jun-13
Electrical machinery and equipment 1,070 30-Jun-13
Aluminium and aluminium articles 1,000 30-Jun-13
Precious metals, jewellery, and coins 900 30-Jun-13
Preparations of cereals, flour, and starch 896 30-Jun-13
Casein and caseinates 872 30-Jun-13
Iron and steel, and articles 837 30-Jun-13
Optical, medical, and measuring equipment 773 30-Jun-13
Miscellaneous edible preparations 766 30-Jun-13
Wool 678 30-Jun-13
Wood pulp and waste paper 590 30-Jun-13
Raw hides, skins, and leather 567 30-Jun-13
Textiles and textile articles 526 30-Jun-13

 Exports - Top 20 countries

Source: Statistics New Zealand
Country NZ$ Millions Year end
Australia 13,485 30-Jun-13
China 8,997 30-Jun-13
United States 6,026 30-Jun-13
Japan 3,648 30-Jun-13
United Kingdom 2,253 30-Jun-13
Republic of Korea 2,001 30-Jun-13
Singapore 1,193 30-Jun-13
Germany 1,094 30-Jun-13
Hong Kong (SAR) 1,054 30-Jun-13
India 1,017 30-Jun-13
Taiwan 993 30-Jun-13
Malaysia 932 30-Jun-13
Indonesia 880 30-Jun-13
Canada 785 30-Jun-13
Philippines 730 30-Jun-13
Thailand 728 30-Jun-13
Saudi Arabia 726 30-Jun-13
Netherlands 680 30-Jun-13
United Arab Emirates 651 30-Jun-13
France 588 30-Jun-13

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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