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General


Population: 4,401,916 (2014), 4,365,113 (2013)
Land Area: 268,680 sq km
Natural Resources: Natural gas, iron ore, sand, coal, timber, hydropower, gold, limestone
Capital: Wellington
Political System: Parliamentary Democracy
State Leader: John Key (November 19th 2008)
Languages: English, Maori, Sign language
Currency: New Zealand Dollar (NZD)
Major Religions: Anglican 14.9%, Roman Catholic 12.4%, Presbyterian 10.9%, Methodist 2.9%, Pentecostal 1.7%, Baptist 1.3%, Other Christian 9.4%, Other 3.3%, Unspecified 17.2%, None 26%
Major Ethnicities: European 69.8%, Maori 7.9%, Asian 5.7%, Pacific Islander 4.4%, Other 0.5%, Mixed 7.8%, Unspecified 3.8%
Life Expectancy: 80.93 years (2014), 80.82 years (2013)

Economy


GDP Official Exchange Rate: 181.1 billion (2013), 169.7 billion (2012)
GDP Purchasing Power Parity: 136 billion (2013), 134.2 billion (2012)
GDP Per Capita (PPP): 30,400 (2013), 30,200 (2012)
GDP Growth Rate: 2.5% (2013), 2.5% (2012)
GDP Structure: Agriculture 5%, Industry 25.5%, Services 69.5% (2013)
Labour Force By Occupation: Agriculture 7%, Industry 19%, Services 74% (2006)
Industries: Food processing, wood and paper products, textiles, machinery, transportation equipment, banking and insurance, tourism, mining
Agriculture Products: Dairy products, lamb and mutton; wheat, barley, potatoes, pulses, fruits, vegetables, wool; fish
Human Development Index: 0.910 (7th)(2014), 0.919 (6th)(2013)
Tourism Revenue: 2.92 billion (2002)
Unemployment Rate: 6.4% (2013)

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Army Size: 8 660 (2004)
Budget: 1% of GDP (2005)

Current Situation

 

New Zealand is located in the Pacific Ocean. New Zealand's location makes it geographically isolated being 2000 km away from Australia. New Zealand has one of the freest economies in the worlds, and depends heavily on free trade. The largest sector in New Zealand's economy is the services sector.

(2014) Prime Minister John Key was re-elected for a third term in 2014 and New Zealand's economy will continue to grow at a steady pace under his leadership.

Thoughts & Comments

 

Sources

CIA World Factbook: New Zealand
The Economist: The World In 2014
Wikipedia: New Zealand
http://hdrstats.undp.org/en/countries/profiles/NZL.html

Updated on: November 4th, 2014