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US$ 70.9mn
FDI inflows to India from April 2000-March 2021

US$ 876.7mn

bilateral trade value for 2020-2021

NRIs/PIOs currently live in New Zealand

Concurrent Accreditation The Mission in New Zealand also handles India's bilateral relations with Samoa and Niue


For starting a business, New Zealand have the lowest number of procedures required


New Zealand offers exciting opportunities in agriculture, dairying, and fisheries.


New Zealand offers opportunities in R&D related to food, ocean science/polar research.


The New Zealand Government is keen to enhance defence cooperation with India.


Tourists from India have more than doubled in the last 5 years, exceeding 70,000 per year.

India's Exports and Imports to New Zealand

India New Zealand Business Council

+64 9 574 5220

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PO Box: 74297, Greenlane 1546, Auckland, New Zealand

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

+64 4 439 8000

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195 Lambton Quay Private Bag 18 901 Wellington 6160, New Zealand

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

+64 4 816 8100

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Level 15, The Majestic Centre 100 Willis Street, Wellington, 6011 New Zealand

High Commission of India, Wellington, New Zealand


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Ranchhod Tower, Level-2, 102-112, Lambton Quay,
Wellington-6011 PO Box:4045
New Zealand


Agricultural exports

    Beer made from malt (220300)
    Non-alcoholic beverages other than waters of 2202.10 (not incl. fruit/veg. … (220290)
    Whiskies (220830)
    Wine other than sparkling wine of fresh grapes, incl. fortified; grape must with fermentation prevented/arrested by the addition of alcohol, in containters of 2 l/less (220421)


    Meat of swine (excl. carcasses/half-carcasses/hams/shoulders & cuts thereof ), froxen (020329)


    Bread, pastry, cakes, biscuits & oth. bakers’ wares n.e.s. in Ch.19, whethe … (190590)
    Sugar confectionery other than chewing gum (incl. white chocolate), not con … (170490)


    Other wheat and meslin (100199)
    Wheat and meslin seed excl. durum wheat (100191)




    Chocolate & oth. food preps. cont. cocoa (excl. of 1806.20-1806.32) (180690)
    Chocolate & oth. food preps. cont. cocoa, in blocks/slabs/bars, weighing 2k … (180632)


    Food preps., n.e.s. (210690)
    Sauces & preps. therefor, n.e.s.; mixed condiments & mixed seasonings, n.e. … (210390)


    Other cane sugar: (170114)


    Crustacean preparations; shrimps and prawns, prepared or preserved, not in airtight containers (160521)
    Crustaceans; frozen, shrimps and prawns,excluding cold-water varieties, in shell or not, smoked, cooked or not before or during smoking; in shell, cooked by steaming or by boiling in water (030617)
    Fish preparations; fish minced or in forms n.e.c. in heading no. 1604, prepared or preserved (160420)
    Fish preparations; tunas, skipjack and Atlantic bonito(sarda spp.), prepared or preserved, whole or in pieces (but not minced) (160414)
    Molluscs, scallops, whether in shell or not, including queen scallops of the genera Pecten, Chlamys or Placopecten, frozen, dried, salted, in brine, or smoked, cooked or not before or during the smoking process (030729)

Employment Opportunities

*Information subject to changes amid the global COVID-19 pandemic.

Employment conditions are expected to remain strong in New Zealand, the average growth rate of 2.9% per year predicted over the next 5 years. Many job openings for specialists in medicine, engineering and IT exist. New Zealand offers a range of job visas, all are temporary though some can lead to residence. If you are offered a job which appears in the skills shortages list with experience and skill getting a work visa is easier.

    Apiarist,arborist, dairy/beef farmer, pig farmer, forestry scientist, market gardener, poultry farmer, viticulturist

    Agriculture and forestry are among New Zealand’s powerhouse industries. Workers are needed in several areas of agriculture in 2018, especially in supervisory and management roles, and also in highly skilled areas, particularly agricultural-related sciences.

    Skill Shortage List New Zealand

    Quantity surveyors, design roles, foremen and site managers to oversee the delivery of construction and civil projects. Building inspector, building surveyor, construction project manager, project builder, project manager, quantity surveyor, surveyor, survey technician

    About a quarter of the total growth in employment growth over the next three years to March 2020, is forecast to occur in construction and related activities.

    Skill Shortage List New ZealandGovernment jobs portal

    Chemical engineers (also known as process engineers here), civil, electrical, electronics, environmental, geotechnical, industrial, materials, mechanical, production engineers, and structural specialities draughtspersons

    There are many engineering jobs on the shortage occupation list. People who specialise in petroleum engineering are particularly in demand due to significant growth in oil exploration, mining and processing industry

    Skill Shortage List New ZealandGovernment jobs portal

    Accountant and procurement manager, insurance loss adjusters

    Financial and insurance services are a large player in New Zealand’s economy. There are 25 registered banks and numerous financial institutions established in New Zealand.

    Skill Shortage List New Zealand

    Doctors, midwives, surgeons, nurses, healthworkers

    Hospitals and practices across the country are looking for doctors, midwives, surgeons and 36 other healthcare occupations. It is estimated that NZ needs 380 extra specialists every year to meet the OECD average by 2021. And, we’ll need up to 25,000 more nurses by 2030.Overseas-trained professionals account for 41.5 percent of our total healthcare workforce, according to a Medical Council survey.

    Skill Shortage List New ZealandGovernment jobs portal

    Chef, skydive instructor and snow sport instructors.

    Demand for workers is expected to stay high, driven particularly by growth in overseas tourist numbers. The biggest concentrations of jobs in tourism and hospitality are, naturally, in the top tourist destinations of Auckland, Queenstown, Canterbury/Christchurch, Rotorua/Bay of Plenty and Wellington.

    Skill Shortage List New Zealand

    Business analyst, developer programmer, software engineer, project manager, security specialist, software tester, telecommunications network engineer, database administrator, QA engineer, multimedia specialist, ICT project manager, systems analyst, web developer, software and applications programmer

    Growing digitisation and increased use of ICT across the economy is generating employment growth across a range of skill-sets. The sub-sector driving growth is computer system design: wages/salaries are twice the New Zealand average. Interactive gaming is another fast-growing subsector, which is now a multi-million dollar export industry.

    Skill Shortage List New ZealandGovernment jobs portal

    Civil/structural designers and design technicians, engineering internships, extract transform load specialist, HSE advisor, mobile crane operator, network dispatch operator, planner/scheduler, project engineering manager, project professionals, safety watch staff, senior business analyst, systems support technician

    New Zealand’s oil and gas industry offers a diverse range of jobs and careers, with global opportunities and competitive pay rates. Jobs within the industry range from entry-level field workers to specialised careers in geosciences and engineering, to corporate positions such as accountancy and marketing.

    Skill Shortage List New ZealandGovernment jobs portal

    Environmental research scientist, food technologist, spatial scientist.

    Because the New Zealand economy is somewhat dependent on primary industries such as agriculture and forestry, a lot of scientific research is focussed on these industries. There is a particular need for scientists who specialise in agricultural and forestry research and development.

    NZ Ministry of Business, Innovation & EmploymentSkill Shortage List New ZealandGovernment jobs portal

    Math and science teachers at primary and secondary schools, university lecturers, and post-doctoral fellows

    Early childhood centre managers and school principals at both primary and secondary levels are reporting difficulties in recruiting teachers, especially in maths and sciences, and particularly in Auckland. At the tertiary level, university lecturers and post-doctoral fellows currently feature on the Government’s skill shortages lists. It’s a good time to explore the possibilities of working in education here.

    Skill Shortage List New ZealandTeach in New Zealand - Ministry of Education

Priority Sectors

Here are the leading sectors of opportunities for foreign investors

Top Import/ Export Items

India's top import from New Zealand
  • Logs and forestry products
  • Mineral fuels & oils
  • Wood pulp
  • Wool
  • Edible fruit & nuts
India's top export to New Zealand
  • Pharmaceuticals / medications
  • Precious metals & gems
  • Textiles and motor vehicles
  • Non-knitted apparel and accessories

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