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

Centenary of the Liberation of Le Quesnoy

Europe
North America
France

The official commemoration to mark the centenary of the liberation of Le Quesnoy by the New Zealand Division will be held in the township on 4 November 2018.

Europe and UK trade issues

Europe
United Kingdom

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

Battle of Passchendaele Centenary

Belgium
France
United Kingdom

The New Zealand National Commemoration for the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele will take place on 12 October 2017.