New Zealand Population

1950 - 2020 | Yearly | Person mn | CEIC Data

New Zealand Population reached 5.1 million people in Dec 2020, compared with the previously reported figure of 5.0 million people in Dec 2019. New Zealand population data is updated yearly, available from Dec 1950 to Dec 2020. The data reached an all-time high of 5.1 million people in Dec 2020 and a record low of 1.9 million people in Dec 1950. CEIC extends history for annual Population. Statistics New Zealand provides year-end Population. Population prior to 1991 is a Mid-year estimate sourced from the US Census Bureau.

In the latest reports, New Zealand Unemployment Rate dropped to 4.9 % in Dec 2020. Monthly Earnings of New Zealand stood at 3,604.0 USD in Dec 2020. The country's Labour Force Participation Rate increased to 70.6 % in Dec 2020.

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New Zealand Population

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Last Previous Min Max Unit Frequency Range
5.1 2020 5.0 2019 1.9 1950 5.1 2020 Person mn yearly 1950 - 2020

Population by Country Comparison

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country/region Last Frequency Range
Albania (Person mn) 2.8 2019 yearly 1989 - 2019
Algeria (Person mn) 43.4 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Argentina (Person mn) 45.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Armenia (Person mn) 3.0 2020 yearly 1989 - 2020
Australia (Person mn) 25.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Austria (Person mn) 8.9 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Azerbaijan (Person mn) 10.1 2020 yearly 1925 - 2020
Bahrain (Person mn) 1.5 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bangladesh (Person mn) 167.6 2020 yearly 1990 - 2020
Belarus (Person mn) 9.4 2019 yearly 1949 - 2019
Belgium (Person mn) 11.5 2019 yearly 1953 - 2019
Bolivia (Person mn) 11.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina (Person mn) 3.5 2019 yearly 1996 - 2019
Botswana (Person mn) 2.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Brazil (Person mn) 211.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Brunei (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Bulgaria (Person mn) 7.0 2019 yearly 1900 - 2019
Cambodia (Person mn) 16.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Canada (Person mn) 38.0 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Chile (Person mn) 19.5 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
China (Person mn) 1,400.0 2019 yearly 1949 - 2019
Colombia (Person mn) 50.9 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Croatia (Person mn) 4.1 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Cyprus (Person mn) 0.9 2019 yearly 1974 - 2019
Czech Republic (Person mn) 10.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Denmark (Person mn) 5.8 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Ecuador (Person mn) 17.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Egypt (Person mn) 100.6 2020 yearly 1980 - 2020
Estonia (Person mn) 1.3 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
European Union (Person mn) 447.3 2019 yearly 1959 - 2019
Finland (Person mn) 5.5 2020 yearly 1749 - 2020
France (Person mn) 67.3 2020 yearly 1949 - 2020
Georgia (Person mn) 3.7 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Germany (Person mn) 83.2 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ghana (Person mn) 31.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Greece (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Hong Kong SAR, China (Person mn) 7.5 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Hungary (Person mn) 9.7 2021 yearly 1948 - 2021
Iceland (Person mn) 0.4 2019 yearly 1732 - 2019
India (Person mn) 1,355.0 2021 yearly 1951 - 2021
Indonesia (Person mn) 264.2 2018 yearly 1950 - 2018
Iran (Person mn) 83.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ireland (Person mn) 5.0 2020 yearly 1900 - 2020
Israel (Person mn) 9.3 2020 yearly 1949 - 2020
Italy (Person mn) 60.5 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Ivory Coast (Person mn) 26.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Japan (Person mn) 125.7 2020 yearly 1899 - 2020
Jordan (Person mn) 10.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Kazakhstan (Person mn) 18.6 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Kenya (Person mn) 47.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
South Korea (Person mn) 51.8 2020 yearly 1956 - 2020
Kosovo (Person mn) 1.8 2019 yearly 2002 - 2019
Kuwait (Person mn) 4.6 2018 yearly 1990 - 2018
Kyrgyzstan (Person mn) 6.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Laos (Person mn) 7.1 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Latvia (Person mn) 1.9 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Lebanon (Person mn) 6.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Lithuania (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Luxembourg (Person mn) 0.6 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Macau SAR, China (Person mn) 0.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
North Macedonia (Person mn) 2.1 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Malawi (Person mn) 19.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Malaysia (Person mn) 32.5 2019 yearly 1947 - 2019
Malta (Person mn) 0.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Mauritius (Person mn) 1.3 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Mexico (Person mn) 127.2 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Moldova (Person mn) 3.5 2018 yearly 1950 - 2018
Mongolia (Person mn) 3.3 2019 yearly 1935 - 2019
Montenegro (Person mn) 0.6 2019 yearly 1921 - 2019
Morocco (Person mn) 35.2 2018 yearly 1960 - 2018
Mozambique (Person mn) 28.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Myanmar (Person mn) 54.4 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Nepal (Person mn) 29.9 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Netherlands (Person mn) 17.3 2018 yearly 1899 - 2018
New Zealand (Person mn) 5.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Nigeria (Person mn) 206.1 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Norway (Person mn) 5.4 2019 yearly 1845 - 2019
Oman (Person mn) 4.6 2020 yearly 1977 - 2020
Pakistan (Person mn) 211.2 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Palestinian Territory (Person mn) 5.2 2021 yearly 1950 - 2021
Panama (Person mn) 4.3 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Paraguay (Person mn) 7.3 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Peru (Person mn) 32.8 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Philippines (Person mn) 109.6 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Poland (Person mn) 38.3 2020 yearly 1946 - 2020
Portugal (Person mn) 10.3 2019 yearly 1960 - 2019
Qatar (Person mn) 2.8 2020 yearly 1984 - 2020
Romania (Person mn) 19.3 2019 yearly 1930 - 2019
Russia (Person mn) 146.2 2020 yearly 1949 - 2020
Saudi Arabia (Person mn) 34.2 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Serbia (Person mn) 6.9 2019 yearly 1997 - 2019
Singapore (Person mn) 5.7 2020 yearly 1950 - 2020
Slovakia (Person mn) 5.5 2019 yearly 1945 - 2019
Slovenia (Person mn) 2.1 2019 yearly 1920 - 2019
South Africa (Person mn) 59.6 2020 yearly 1960 - 2020
Spain (Person mn) 47.4 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019
Sri Lanka (Person mn) 21.9 2020 yearly 1948 - 2020
Sudan (Person mn) 37.3 2014 yearly 1970 - 2014
Sweden (Person mn) 10.4 2020 yearly 1749 - 2020
Switzerland (Person mn) 8.6 2019 yearly 1950 - 2019

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Government and Public Finance Last Frequency Range
Consolidated Fiscal Balance: % of GDP (%) -0.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2001 - Sep 2020
Consolidated Fiscal Balance (USD mn) -508.812 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
Tax Revenue (USD mn) 59,724.424 2020 yearly 1999 - 2020
Tax Revenue: % of GDP (%) 29.9 2019 yearly 1999 - 2019
National Government Debt (USD mn) 71,133.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Sep 2020
Government Debt: % of GDP (%) 33.6 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 2007 - Sep 2020
Forecast: Government Expenditure (NZD bn) 155.214 2026 yearly 1985 - 2026
Forecast: Government Net Debt (NZD bn) 210.864 2026 yearly 1985 - 2026
Forecast: Government Revenue (NZD bn) 154.266 2026 yearly 1985 - 2026
General Government: ytd: Revenue (NZD mn) 60,131.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
General Government: ytd: Expenses (NZD mn) 63,978.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 2001 - Dec 2020
General Government: ytd: Borrowings (NZD mn) 154,556.000 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2002 - Sep 2020
Foreign Trade Last Frequency Range
Forecast: Exports of Goods Growth (%) 3.108 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Trade Balance (USD mn) 131.3 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Feb 2021
Total Exports (USD mn) 3,240.5 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1957 - Feb 2021
Total Exports Growth (%) -8.5 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1952 - Feb 2021
Aluminum: Exports (USD th) 661,389.900 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicament (USD th) 192,289.436 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Exports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 184,233.182 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Imports (USD mn) 3,109.3 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1960 - Feb 2021
Total Imports Growth (%) -1.1 Feb 2021 monthly Jan 1961 - Feb 2021
Imports: Medicament (USD th) 658,202.763 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Imports: Medicinal and Pharmaceutical Product (USD th) 328,711.060 2019 yearly 1995 - 2019
Total Exports to USA (USD mn) 373.368 Dec 2020 monthly Jul 1981 - Dec 2020
Total Imports from USA (USD mn) 311.581 Oct 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Oct 2020
Total Exports to China (USD mn) 1,035.352 Jan 2021 monthly Jul 1981 - Jan 2021
Total Imports from China (USD mn) 872.610 Feb 2021 monthly Jul 1982 - Feb 2021
NZ: Exports: fob: Advanced Economies: South Korea (USD mn) 96.620 Nov 2020 monthly Jan 1981 - Nov 2020
Imports: cif: China: sa (NZD mn) 1,204.431 Feb 2021 monthly Jul 1982 - Feb 2021
Export Volume Index: Exclude Re Export (Jun2002=1000) 1,522.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1951 - Dec 2020
Export Volume Index: Exclude Re Export: sa (Jun2002=1000) 1,484.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1990 - Dec 2020
Import Volume Index (Jun2002=1000) 2,554.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1949 - Dec 2020
Import Volume Index: sa (Jun2002=1000) 2,367.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1990 - Dec 2020
Term Trade Index (Jun2002=1000) 1,474.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1957 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payments Last Frequency Range
Direct Investment Abroad (USD mn) 736.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance (USD mn) -1,436.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Current Account Balance: % of GDP (%) -2.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1987 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment (USD mn) 2,165.5 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: % of GDP (%) 3.6 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment (USD mn) 2,042.792 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1995 - Dec 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Debt Securities (USD mn) -1,835.497 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1995 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: Equity Securities (USD mn) -324.3 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Sep 2020
Foreign Portfolio Investment: % of GDP (%) -4.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Jun 1995 - Sep 2020
External Debt (USD mn) 208,210.2 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1993 - Dec 2020
External Debt: % of GDP (%) 89.9 2020 yearly 1993 - 2020
External Debt: Short Term (USD mn) 77,498.1 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Short Term: % of GDP (%) 33.4 2020 yearly 2000 - 2020
Total Debt: % of GDP (%) 584.1 2018 yearly 2006 - 2018
Forecast: Current Account Balance (USD bn) -8.722 2026 yearly 1980 - 2026
Net International Investment Position (USD mn) -127,405.740 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Financial Account: Assets: Direct Investment (NZD mn) 1,074.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
BOP: Current Account: Goods & Services (NZD mn) -1,061.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Financial Account: Assets: Portfolio Investment (NZD mn) 8,888.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account (NZD mn) -2,695.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Capital Account (NZD mn) 13.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1996 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Capital Account: Debit (NZD mn) 15.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Mar 1997 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: Goods: Debit (NZD mn) 15,483.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Financial Account: Assets: Reserve Assets (NZD mn) -1,728.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Capital Account: Credit (NZD mn) 27.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1996 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Financial Account: Liabilities: Portfolio Investment (NZD mn) 2,979.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Financial Account: Liabilities: Direct Investment (NZD mn) 3,158.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Financial Account: Assets: Financial Derivatives (NZD mn) -6,237.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Financial Account: Liabilities (NZD mn) 7,250.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Financial Account (NZD mn) 6,504.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Financial Account: Assets: Other Investment (NZD mn) -1,251.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Financial Account: Assets (NZD mn) 746.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: Services (NZD mn) -759.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: Goods (NZD mn) -302.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Net Errors and Omissions (NZD mn) -3,822.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Financial Account: Liabilities: Other Investment (NZD mn) 2,364.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Financial Account: Liabilities: Financial Derivatives (NZD mn) -1,251.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: Services: Credit (NZD mn) 3,342.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: Services: Debit (NZD mn) 4,102.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: Goods: Credit (NZD mn) 15,181.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: Primary Income (NZD mn) -1,475.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: Primary Income: Credit (NZD mn) 2,431.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: Primary Income: Debit (NZD mn) 3,905.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: sa (NZD mn) -2,095.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: sa: GS: Services (NZD mn) -677.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: sa: GS: Services: Credit (NZD mn) 3,352.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: sa: GS: Services: Debit (NZD mn) 4,029.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: sa: GS: Goods (NZD mn) 215.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: sa: GS: Goods: Credit (NZD mn) 14,754.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
Balance of Payment: Current Account: sa: GS: Goods: Debit (NZD mn) 14,539.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 1971 - Dec 2020
IIP: Net (NZD mn) -177,100.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
IIP: Assets (NZD mn) 317,623.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
International Investment Position: Liabilities (NZD mn) 494,723.000 Dec 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2020
External Debt: Net (NZD mn) -149,667.000 Dec 2018 quarterly Jun 2000 - Dec 2018
External Debt (NZD mn) 295,601.000 Jun 2020 quarterly Jun 2000 - Jun 2020
Direct Investment Abroad: Stock (NZD mn) 27,621.000 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Direct Investment Abroad: Stock: Australia (NZD mn) 14,212.000 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Direct Investment Abroad: Stock: United Kingdom (NZD mn) 1,059.000 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Direct Investment Abroad: Stock: United States of America (NZD mn) 5,394.000 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: Stock (NZD mn) 121,052.000 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: Stock: Australia (NZD mn) 59,303.000 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: Stock: United Kingdom (NZD mn) 5,471.000 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: Stock: United States of America (NZD mn) 7,778.000 2020 yearly 2001 - 2020
Foreign Direct Investment: Stock: Japan (NZD mn) 5,553.000 2018 yearly 2001 - 2018
Foreign Direct Investment: Stock: Netherlands (NZD mn) 3,880.000 2018 yearly 2001 - 2018
Monetary Last Frequency Range
Non Performing Loans Ratio (%) 0.5 Dec 2017 quarterly Mar 1996 - Dec 2017
Household Debt: % of GDP (%) 95.0 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1990 - Sep 2020
Money Supply M1 (USD mn) 83,180.100 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 2016 - Feb 2021
Money Supply M2 (USD mn) 261,850.553 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 1988 - Feb 2021
M2 Growth (%) 10.6 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 1989 - Feb 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves (USD mn) 11,385.7 Feb 2021 monthly Sep 2005 - Feb 2021
Foreign Exchange Reserves: % of GDP (%) 5.158 Dec 2020 quarterly Sep 2005 - Dec 2020
Foreign Exchange Reserves: Months of Import (NA) 3.7 Feb 2021 monthly Sep 2005 - Feb 2021
Gold Reserves (USD mn) 0.000 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1950 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits Growth (%) 8.9 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 2017 - Feb 2021
Total Deposits (USD mn) 288,782.763 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 2016 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit (USD mn) 388,348.5 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 1988 - Feb 2021
Domestic Credit Growth (%) 8.6 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 1989 - Feb 2021
Credit to Households (USD bn) 200.461 Sep 2020 quarterly Dec 1990 - Sep 2020
Credit to Private Non-Financial Sector (USD bn) 365.511 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1960 - Sep 2020
Household Debt (USD mn) 231,735.3 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 1990 - Feb 2021
Total Loans (USD mn) 350,106.082 Dec 2020 monthly Dec 2016 - Dec 2020
Total Loans Growth (%) 2.14 Oct 2020 monthly Dec 2017 - Oct 2020
Private Debt: % of Nominal GDP (%) 151.69 Sep 2020 quarterly Mar 1988 - Sep 2020
Depository Corp: Money Supply: Broad Money (NZD mn) 361,223.000 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 1988 - Feb 2021
Depository Corp: Money Supply: Broad Money: Narrow Money (NZD mn) 114,747.000 Feb 2021 monthly Dec 2016 - Feb 2021
Depository Corp: Domestic Credit (NZD mn) 535,727.000 Feb 2021 monthly Mar 1988 - Feb 2021
Business and Economic Survey Last Frequency Range
Business Confidence: Net Balance (% Point) 6.8 Feb 2021 monthly Aug 2002 - Feb 2021
Business Confidence Growth (% Point) -1.5 Feb 2021 monthly Aug 2003 - Feb 2021

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