Imports$35.53 billion (2011 est.)
Exports$37.54 billion (2011 est.)
Inflation rate (consumer prices)4% (2011 est.)
Unemployment rate6.5% (2011 est.)
GDP - per capita (PPP)$28,000 (2011 est.)
National product real growth rate2.1% (2010 est.)
Internet users3.4 million (2009)
Telephones - mobile cellular5.02 million (2009)
Population growth rate0.863% (2012 est.)
Population4,327,944 (July 2012 est.)
The Polynesian Maori reached New Zealand in about A.
Over the past 20 years the government has transformed New Zealand from an agrarian economy dependent on concessionary British market access to a more industrialized, free market economy that can compete globally.
This dynamic growth has boosted real incomes - but left behind some at the bottom of the ladder - and broadened and deepened the technological capabilities of the industrial sector.
Per capita income rose for ten consecutive years until 2007 in purchasing power parity terms, but fell in 2008-09....
The Economist Intelligence Unit
New Zealand will benefit from a stable political environment during the forecast period. John Key, the prime minister and leader of the centre-right National Party, remains popular. The Economist Intelligence ...
This report contains detailed forecasts and analysis for New Zealand, including trade and investment analysis, economic forecasts, political risk assessments and demographic trend analysis. Each ISA Country ...