About Wallis and Futuna

Wallis and Futuna is an 'overseas collectivity' of France. New Zealand and Wallis and Futuna have limited official contact, but good shipping links between the two countries mean New Zealand exporters have a strong presence in the French collectivity’s small market. Wallis and Futuna has three main islands and 20 islets and covers a total land area of 274km2.

Find out more about Wallis and Futuna.

 

Trade

While Wallis and Futuna is a small market for New Zealand, our exporters enjoy a strong presence there due to good shipping links.

2018 Statistics

Two-way trade

NZD$6 million*

 

Goods exports to Wallis and Futuna

NZD$6 million*

Top goods exports: electronic machinery, dairy products, mutton and lamb, vegetables

Goods imports from Wallis and Futuna

NZD$3.45 million+

Top goods imports: processed fruit and nuts, baked goods, clothing, vegetables and legumes, tobacco

GDP

USD$171,500,500#

 
GDP per capita USD$11,540# NZ GDP per capita is USD$41,267^

Sources: *MBIE Trade Intelligence May 2019 (external link)   + OEC (external link)   #IEOM 2018 Annual Report on Wallis and Futuna (external link)    ^IMF WEO April 2019 (external link)

Development cooperation

As Wallis and Futuna is an overseas collectivity of France, France is primarily responsible for its sustainable development.

However as a Pacific neighbour, New Zealand still plays a role in development. Our Consulate-General (which is based in Noumea and represents New Zealand throughout the French Pacific Territories) administers a small fund for Short-Term Training Scholarships for the people of Wallis and Futuna. Scholars are funded to come to New Zealand for skill-based and workplace training for up to 12 months.

We also support community projects through the New Zealand Consulate Fund.

Embassies

Recent official visits

Wallis and Futuna to New Zealand
  • November 2016: Mikaele Kulimoetoke, President of the Territorial Assembly, represented Wallis and Futuna at the Pacific Parliamentary Forum held in New Zealand
  • 2007: A group of Wallis and Futuna teachers visited New Zealand to investigate teaching methods at kohanga reo (Māori language pre-schools)

News & Events

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Improved access to essential medicines for Polynesia

Pacific

Improved access to essential medicines in Polynesia following support from New Zealand will help Pacific people live healthier lives, MFAT Deputy Secretary Jonathan Kings announced on 3 October 2019.