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New Zealand at a Glance

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Sunday, 14 Oct 2007 | 7:11 PM ET

New Zealand Factsheet

Population 4.2 million (2006)
Area 268,680 kmĀ²
Government Parliamentary Democracy
Prime Minister Helen Clark
Major Exports Dairy Products; Meat; Forestry Products
Leading Markets Australia, U.S., Japan
Currency New Zealand Dollar

New Zealand: Latest Quarter 2007

Economic Indicator June Quarter '07 (%) Change Year on Year (%)
GDP 0.7 2.2
CPI 1 2
Unemployment 3.6 Flat
As of 30th September 2007 (http://www.stats.govt.nz)

New Zealand: Forecast

Key Indicators 2007 2008 2009 2010
Real GDP Growth (%) 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.8
Consumer Price Inflation (av. %) 2.4 2.2 2.5 2.3
Budget Balance (% of GDP) 4.8 4.8 4.5 4.6
Current-Account Balance (% of GDP) -8.2 -7.1 -6.9 -6.6
Exchange Rate NZ$:US$ (av.) 1.42 1.49 1.57 1.67
As of 25th September 2007 (Economist Intelligence Unit)