Population 4.37 million (July 2013). Labour force of 2.39 million.
Main export commodities: Dairy products, meat, wood and wood products, fish and machinery.
Main import commodities: Machinery and equipment, vehicles and aircraft, petroleum, electronics, textiles and plastics.
Economy: New Zealand’s economy has changed over a generation from one being overly dependent on Great Britain to an economy that now trades with the world.
Main ports: Auckland, Lyttelton, Tauranga and Wellington.
Main airports: Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch.