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    New Zealand Economy - 2004
    https://immigration-usa.com/wfb2004/new_zealand/new_zealand_economy.html
    SOURCE: 2004 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Economy - overview:
      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 many at the bottom of the ladder), broadened and deepened the technological capabilities of the industrial sector, and contained inflationary pressures. Per capita income has been rising and is now 80% of the level of the four largest EU economies. New Zealand is heavily dependent on trade - particularly in agricultural products - to drive growth, and it has been affected by the global economic slowdown and the slump in commodity prices. Thus far the economy has been resilient, and growth should continue at the same level in 2004. Expenditures on health, education, and pensions will increase proportionately.

      GDP:
      purchasing power parity - $85.26 billion (2003 est.)

      GDP - real growth rate:
      3.4% (2003 est.)

      GDP - per capita:
      purchasing power parity - $21,600 (2003 est.)

      GDP - composition by sector:
      agriculture: 8%
      industry: 25%
      services: 67% (2002 est.)

      Population below poverty line:
      NA%

      Household income or consumption by percentage share:
      lowest 10%: 0.3%
      highest 10%: 29.8% (1991 est.)

      Inflation rate (consumer prices):
      1.8% (2003 est.)

      Labor force:
      1.92 million (2001 est.)

      Labor force - by occupation:
      services 65%, industry 25%, agriculture 10% (1995)

      Unemployment rate:
      5.1% (2003 est.)

      Budget:
      revenues: $29.2 billion
      expenditures: $31.2 billion, including capital expenditures of $NA (2002)

      Industries:
      food processing, wood and paper products, textiles, machinery, transportation equipment, banking and insurance, tourism, mining

      Industrial production growth rate:
      3% (2001 est.)

      Electricity - production:
      37.51 billion kWh (2001)

      Electricity - production by source:
      fossil fuel: 31.6%
      hydro: 57.8%
      other: 10.7% (2001)
      nuclear: 0%

      Electricity - consumption:
      34.88 billion kWh (2001)

      Electricity - exports:
      0 kWh (2001)

      Electricity - imports:
      0 kWh (2001)

      Oil - production:
      42,160 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - consumption:
      132,700 bbl/day (2001 est.)

      Oil - exports:
      30,220 bbl/day (2001)

      Oil - imports:
      119,700 bbl/day (2001)

      Oil - proved reserves:
      89.62 million bbl (1 January 2002)

      Natural gas - production:
      6.504 billion cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - consumption:
      6.504 billion cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - exports:
      0 cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - imports:
      0 cu m (2001 est.)

      Natural gas - proved reserves:
      58.94 billion cu m (1 January 2002)

      Agriculture - products:
      wheat, barley, potatoes, pulses, fruits, vegetables; wool, beef, dairy products; fish

      Exports:
      $15.86 billion (2003 est.)

      Exports - commodities:
      dairy products, meat, wood and wood products, fish, machinery

      Exports - partners:
      Australia 20.3%, US 15.6%, Japan 11.5%, UK 4.8%, China 4.6%, South Korea 4.4% (2002)

      Imports:
      $16.06 billion (2003 est.)

      Imports - commodities:
      machinery and equipment, vehicles and aircraft, petroleum, electronics, textiles, plastics

      Imports - partners:
      Australia 22.1%, US 13.7%, Japan 12%, China 8%, Germany 5.2% (2002)

      Debt - external:
      $38.1 billion (2003 est.)

      Economic aid - donor:
      ODA, $99.7 million

      Currency:
      New Zealand dollar (NZD)

      Currency code:
      NZD

      Exchange rates:
      New Zealand dollars per US dollar - 1.72 (2003), 2.16 (2002), 2.38 (2001), 2.2 (2000), 1.89 (1999)

      Fiscal year:
      1 July - 30 June


      NOTE: The information regarding New Zealand on this page is re-published from the 2004 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of New Zealand Economy 2004 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about New Zealand Economy 2004 should be addressed to the CIA.

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