flag New Zealand New Zealand: Introduction

Capital: Wellington


Total Population: 5,124,100
Natural Increase: 0.2%
Density: 19 Inhabitants/km²
Urban Population: 86.9%
Population of main cities (including suburbs): Auckland (1,470,100); Christchurch (383,200); Wellington (215,100); Hamilton (176,500); Tauranga (151,300); Lower Hutt (110,700); Dunedin (106,200); Palmerston North (81,500); Napier (66,300)
Ethnic Origins: Approximately 70% are New Zealanders of European origin, about 17% are Maori, Asians make up 15% of the population, 8% are Pacific Islanders and the remainder are 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%

Local Time:

It is %T:%M %A In Wellington, Auckland

Exchange Rate on :

National Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)

Country Overview

Area: 267,710 km²
Type of State: Parliamentary democracy and Constitutional monarchy within the Commonwealth.
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 20192020202120222023
Imports of Goods (million USD) 42,36337,15249,85554,21949,997
Exports of Goods (million USD) 39,51738,37744,77745,10241,483
Imports of Services (million USD) 15,56811,45213,72217,16518,457
Exports of Services (million USD) 17,41711,8949,86511,24016,498

Source: WTO – World Trade Organisation, Latest data available.


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