Business Immigration NZ

Economy


New Zealand's small economy is heavily dependent on overseas trade. Traditionally, a large proportion of New Zealand's exports, mainly agricultural products, went to the United Kingdom.

In the past 20 years, however, New Zealand has adapted to a changing world so that Pacific rim countries are more dominant. Our largest merchandise export markets are Australia, USA and Japan. New Zealand has developed its agriculture and manufacturing industries to suit the needs of niche markets. Dairy and meat exports continue to make a large contribution to New Zealand's economy. Forestry and manufacturing exports have become increasingly important, while wool has declined.