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Economy

Tirohia tēnei whārangi i te reo Māori

New Zealand has a mixed economy that operates on free-market principles. It has a sizeable service sector, complemented by a productive agricultural sector and related manufacturing industries. 

Size and growth of New Zealand’s economy
Industry Value
2012(1)
($million) 
Five-year growth rate
March 2009–14(2)
(Percent) 
Primary industries  17,322  3.0 
Goods-producing industries  41,029  5.8 
Distribution, accommodation, transport, and communications  39,113  11.6 
Finance, insurance, and business services  56,532  10.7 
Government, health, education, and other services  38,574  6.4 
GST on production and import duties  17,730  8.4 
Total gross domestic product 210,300  8.3 
1. Year ended March; Current prices. 2. Constant 2009/2010 prices.  

View source data for 2012 GDP 

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