(WIPO code: NZ) (last revised October 2020)

by A J PARK, Wellington

General Information

Area

(including island territories): 280,000 sq. km.

Population

4,925,477 (estimated July 2020).

Capital

Wellington.

Language

English.

Currency

New Zealand dollar.

General Remarks

New Zealand’s small economy is heavily dependent on overseas trade. Australia and China are the largest export markets, followed by the United States, Japan and the United Kingdom. Over the decades, New Zealand has moved away from its dependence on dairy, meat and wool exports as forestry, horticulture, fishing and manufacturing have become more significant. Tourism is also an increasingly important sector of the economy.

Imported goods: petroleum and petroleum products; mechanical machinery and equipment; vehicles, parts and accessories; electrical machinery and equipment; and other goods.

Imported services: transportation; travel; commercial services; government services; and other services.

Exported goods: dairy; meat; wood; crude oil; and other goods.

Exported services: transportation; travel; commercial services; government services; and other services.

 

Statistics (year ending June 30, 2019) Filed Issued
Patents 6,301 1,449
Trademarks 26,016 -
Designs  1,481 1,363