Our relationship with Portugal

New Zealand has a friendly bilateral relationship with Portugal, which has been enhanced in recent years through shared peacekeeping work in Timor-Leste.  We share a commitment to support Timor-Leste's reconstruction and development.

The Portuguese were among the first immigrants to New Zealand in the 19th and 20th centuries. Around 1,000 Portuguese travellers visit New Zealand each year.

 Trade

2014 statistics

Total trade in goods 

$60 million

 

Exports to Portugal

$34 million  

Top exports: fish and mussels, sheepmeat, metalworking tools and wool

Imports from Portugal

$28 million

Top imports: footwear, heating appliances and refrigerators, wine and bed and table linen

GDP

US$172 billion

 
GDP per capita US $43,103  (NZ GDP per capita is US$43,837)
GDP growth  1.3%  

Embassies

Recent official visits

New Zealand to Portugal

  • September 2007: Foreign Minister Winston Peters visited Portugal and met the Portuguese Foreign Minister Luís Amado
Portugal to New Zealand
  • March 2013: Secretary of State for Energy Dr Artur Trindade attended the Pacific Energy Summit in Auckland and met with Minister of Energy and Resources Simon Bridges

News & Events

New Zealand Speaker visits Germany

Europe
Germany

Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, Speaker of the New Zealand House of Representatives, visited Berlin and Munich for a two day bilateral visit on 14-15 January 2019.

8-metre-tall carved Māori monument to be unveiled in Zonnebeke

Europe
Belgium

A new memorial honouring the role of New Zealand Māori and other service people in the First World War will be unveiled in the Passchendaele Memorial Park, next to the Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917, Zonnebeke on Anzac Day, 25 April 2019.

Europe and UK trade issues

Europe
United Kingdom

Latest update for New Zealand exporters on Europe and UK trade issues.