Country Profile

  • Capital: Wellington
  • Currency: NZD-New Zealand Dollar (1 USD = 1.40 NZD) (*as of 17-Apr-2021)
  • Main Language(s): English
  • Administration: Parliamentary Democracy. The Prime Minister is the Head of the Government.
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Geographic Location

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  • Region: Oceania
    Oceania, islands in the South Pacific Ocean, southeast of Australia
Geographic Area - Total ('000 Sq. Km): 267.7
Time Zone: UTC +13:00, +13:45
Accessibility (Hours):
New York 18
London, UK 24
Dubai 18
Singapore 11
Frankfurt 26
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Macro Indicators (2018)

Population (Millions): 4.9
GDP (US$ Billions): 204.9
Annual GDP Growth (%): 2.8
Inflation Rate (Annual %): 1.1
Unemployment (%): 4.8 (2019)
Income Level: High
ICT Service Exports (US$ Million): 599.2 (2017)
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Avasant Country Risk Profile

Very High Very Low
Overall Business Risk: Low
Political Risk: Very Low
Economic Risk: Very Low
Service Disruption Risk: Very Low
Operations Scalability Risk (Human Resource): High
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Global Business/ICT Rankings

Doing Business 2020 (190): 1
WEF Global Competitiveness 2019 (141): 19
WEF ICT Adoption 2019 (141): 21
Global Innovation Index 2019 (129): 25
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Key ICT/Digital Providers

Domestic: Datacom, Outsource Solutions, Robotics Plus
International: Capgemini, Converga, Endace, Kinetics Group, Movio, STR, Theta, TTEC, Vend, Xero
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Main Outsourcing/Digital Hubs

Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Wellington

Global Equations Digital Competitiveness Profile

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  • Leader
  • Innovator
  • Challenger
  • Emerging

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Digital Competitiveness - Total Score: 57.03
57.03 100.00 Total Score : 57.03 Argentina: 63.56 Australia: 62.39 Austria: 63.84 Bahamas: 21.72 Barbados: 34.89 Belize: 27.32 Brazil: 64.40 Bulgaria: 65.08 Canada: 71.05 Chile: 67.18 China: 68.28 Colombia: 65.61 Costa Rica: 68.07 Croatia: 63.30 Czech Republic: 65.84 Denmark: 49.13 Dominican Republic: 56.19 Ecuador: 38.32 Egypt: 49.51 El Salvador: 50.09 Estonia: 71.15 Finland: 48.61 France: 63.73 Germany: 67.57 Ghana: 37.49 Grenada: 12.91 Guatemala: 50.34 Guyana: 21.34 Haiti: 33.53 Honduras: 50.55 Hungary: 66.49 Iceland: 48.01 India: 74.68 Indonesia: 43.57 Ireland: 70.18 Israel: 65.16 Jamaica: 50.73 Japan: 52.36 Jordan: 53.60 Kazakhstan: 42.86 Kenya: 38.17 Latvia: 66.15 Lithuania: 68.75 Malawi: 26.93 Malaysia: 74.46 Mauritius: 56.32 Mexico: 65.97 Morocco: 46.96 Netherlands: 66.68 New Zealand: 57.03 Norway: 47.46 Panama: 52.55 Peru: 36.17 Philippines: 63.04 Poland: 65.91 Portugal: 63.52 Qatar: 53.32 Romania: 65.23 Russia: 54.38 Rwanda: 31.84 Singapore: 63.54 Slovak Republic: 63.20 Slovenia: 63.02 South Africa: 55.92 South Korea: 52.76 Spain: 64.92 Sri Lanka: 59.79 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 11.62 Sweden: 48.24 Switzerland: 52.34 Tanzania: 31.37 Thailand: 48.54 Trinidad And Tobago: 43.69 Turkey: 51.41 Ukraine: 52.48 United Arab Emirates: 66.79 United Kingdom: 69.64 United States: 71.52 Uruguay: 62.37 Vietnam: 47.77

SUB-PILLARS

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Country Score

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Digital Services Ecosystem

15.83 30.00 New Zealand: 15.83 Argentina: 19.03 Australia: 19.05 Austria: 18.80 Bahamas: 6.10 Barbados: 6.18 Belize: 6.94 Brazil: 20.02 Bulgaria: 18.47 Canada: 22.67 Chile: 20.44 China: 20.97 Colombia: 20.35 Costa Rica: 21.54 Croatia: 18.31 Czech Republic: 18.82 Denmark: 13.71 Dominican Republic: 14.72 Ecuador: 6.21 Egypt: 13.98 El Salvador: 11.43 Estonia: 21.91 Finland: 13.78 France: 21.36 Germany: 23.17 Ghana: 5.83 Grenada: 2.60 Guatemala: 12.48 Guyana: 3.34 Haiti: 4.92 Honduras: 10.79 Hungary: 19.75 Iceland: 13.29 India: 24.84 Indonesia: 7.66 Ireland: 23.34 Israel: 20.67 Jamaica: 12.41 Japan: 17.91 Jordan: 14.49 Kazakhstan: 9.97 Kenya: 6.98 Latvia: 18.03 Lithuania: 19.69 Malawi: 3.43 Malaysia: 22.53 Mauritius: 13.10 Mexico: 20.44 Morocco: 9.13 Netherlands: 22.06 Norway: 13.74 Panama: 12.94 Peru: 6.16 Philippines: 15.66 Poland: 19.28 Portugal: 18.03 Qatar: 14.35 Romania: 18.47 Russia: 14.89 Rwanda: 4.93 Singapore: 20.65 Slovak Republic: 18.26 Slovenia: 16.72 South Africa: 14.13 South Korea: 19.02 Spain: 20.98 Sri Lanka: 15.47 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 1.78 Sweden: 14.37 Switzerland: 16.18 Tanzania: 4.30 Thailand: 8.59 Trinidad And Tobago: 9.19 Turkey: 12.78 Ukraine: 13.51 United Arab Emirates: 20.21 United Kingdom: 22.73 United States: 25.34 Uruguay: 19.28 Vietnam: 10.03

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Business Environment

11.89 15.00 New Zealand: 11.89 Argentina: 8.37 Australia: 11.08 Austria: 11.09 Bahamas: 2.91 Barbados: 8.45 Belize: 2.25 Brazil: 8.29 Bulgaria: 9.77 Canada: 11.49 Chile: 10.43 China: 10.42 Colombia: 8.82 Costa Rica: 8.91 Croatia: 9.14 Czech Republic: 10.31 Denmark: 11.66 Dominican Republic: 8.34 Ecuador: 8.07 Egypt: 9.03 El Salvador: 7.21 Estonia: 11.02 Finland: 12.07 France: 10.89 Germany: 11.38 Ghana: 8.99 Grenada: 2.70 Guatemala: 7.83 Guyana: 2.81 Haiti: 5.22 Honduras: 7.64 Hungary: 9.64 Iceland: 11.25 India: 9.96 Indonesia: 9.93 Ireland: 11.05 Israel: 11.30 Jamaica: 8.74 Japan: 11.10 Jordan: 10.08 Kazakhstan: 9.53 Kenya: 9.71 Latvia: 10.20 Lithuania: 10.48 Malawi: 8.06 Malaysia: 12.12 Mauritius: 10.41 Mexico: 8.64 Morocco: 9.95 Netherlands: 11.53 Norway: 11.61 Panama: 9.29 Peru: 8.68 Philippines: 8.78 Poland: 9.65 Portugal: 10.28 Qatar: 10.22 Romania: 9.61 Russia: 8.87 Rwanda: 9.90 Singapore: 12.39 Slovak Republic: 9.76 Slovenia: 10.59 South Africa: 9.04 South Korea: 10.86 Spain: 10.50 Sri Lanka: 9.23 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 2.88 Sweden: 11.61 Switzerland: 11.43 Tanzania: 8.46 Thailand: 10.16 Trinidad And Tobago: 8.06 Turkey: 9.50 Ukraine: 8.30 United Arab Emirates: 11.86 United Kingdom: 11.66 United States: 11.65 Uruguay: 9.01 Vietnam: 9.21

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Human Capital

15.73 25.00 New Zealand: 15.73 Argentina: 16.25 Australia: 16.49 Austria: 18.10 Bahamas: 6.52 Barbados: 10.66 Belize: 9.56 Brazil: 15.01 Bulgaria: 15.60 Canada: 19.28 Chile: 16.77 China: 14.89 Colombia: 16.43 Costa Rica: 17.18 Croatia: 15.88 Czech Republic: 17.21 Denmark: 10.71 Dominican Republic: 14.70 Ecuador: 9.33 Egypt: 10.08 El Salvador: 12.43 Estonia: 18.45 Finland: 11.00 France: 17.07 Germany: 17.81 Ghana: 9.50 Grenada: 5.40 Guatemala: 12.95 Guyana: 8.54 Haiti: 11.32 Honduras: 14.19 Hungary: 16.17 Iceland: 11.31 India: 17.71 Indonesia: 11.86 Ireland: 19.07 Israel: 15.87 Jamaica: 13.42 Japan: 12.80 Jordan: 11.31 Kazakhstan: 7.33 Kenya: 8.76 Latvia: 17.52 Lithuania: 17.87 Malawi: 6.46 Malaysia: 18.29 Mauritius: 14.62 Mexico: 15.75 Morocco: 11.63 Netherlands: 18.12 Norway: 10.79 Panama: 13.10 Peru: 8.38 Philippines: 18.07 Poland: 16.56 Portugal: 16.85 Qatar: 13.18 Romania: 16.40 Russia: 12.70 Rwanda: 7.15 Singapore: 14.91 Slovak Republic: 16.22 Slovenia: 17.15 South Africa: 13.17 South Korea: 10.65 Spain: 17.51 Sri Lanka: 15.22 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 5.35 Sweden: 10.62 Switzerland: 13.54 Tanzania: 8.24 Thailand: 11.46 Trinidad And Tobago: 12.48 Turkey: 11.85 Ukraine: 12.72 United Arab Emirates: 15.72 United Kingdom: 18.74 United States: 19.28 Uruguay: 15.81 Vietnam: 10.42

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Financial Attractiveness

9.60 25.00 New Zealand: 9.60 Argentina: 16.29 Australia: 11.42 Austria: 11.94 Bahamas: 5.74 Barbados: 6.68 Belize: 8.47 Brazil: 17.54 Bulgaria: 17.68 Canada: 12.17 Chile: 15.79 China: 17.83 Colombia: 16.68 Costa Rica: 17.21 Croatia: 16.33 Czech Republic: 15.61 Denmark: 8.71 Dominican Republic: 15.38 Ecuador: 11.97 Egypt: 13.11 El Salvador: 16.05 Estonia: 16.01 Finland: 7.64 France: 9.76 Germany: 10.55 Ghana: 10.55 Grenada: 1.91 Guatemala: 14.57 Guyana: 6.40 Haiti: 10.41 Honduras: 15.32 Hungary: 17.14 Iceland: 8.28 India: 18.76 Indonesia: 10.94 Ireland: 12.73 Israel: 13.36 Jamaica: 13.58 Japan: 6.21 Jordan: 14.64 Kazakhstan: 12.84 Kenya: 10.00 Latvia: 16.69 Lithuania: 17.05 Malawi: 5.54 Malaysia: 18.27 Mauritius: 14.87 Mexico: 17.41 Morocco: 13.18 Netherlands: 10.53 Norway: 7.26 Panama: 14.01 Peru: 10.00 Philippines: 17.49 Poland: 16.68 Portugal: 14.22 Qatar: 11.97 Romania: 17.16 Russia: 14.04 Rwanda: 7.58 Singapore: 12.29 Slovak Republic: 15.44 Slovenia: 15.07 South Africa: 16.20 South Korea: 7.65 Spain: 11.56 Sri Lanka: 16.80 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 1.51 Sweden: 7.31 Switzerland: 6.76 Tanzania: 7.72 Thailand: 14.57 Trinidad And Tobago: 11.06 Turkey: 13.52 Ukraine: 14.79 United Arab Emirates: 14.82 United Kingdom: 12.02 United States: 10.65 Uruguay: 14.70 Vietnam: 14.85

Digital Competitiveness Index™ classification and scores are derived by assessing 70+ parameters across five key digital competitiveness enabling pillars – Digital Ecosystem (30), Human Capital (25), Financial Attractiveness (25), Enabling Environment (15) and Supporting Infrastructure (5). Each segment indicates an overall aggregate score based on a range of sub indicators with varying degree of relevance to overall digital ecosystem and competitiveness.

Data Sources – The assessment is based on data from range of sources including publicly available third party sources e.g. World Bank, IMF as well as data collected directly by Avasant Global Equations and its partners – Computer Economics and Strativa Consulting.

For More Details on Data Sources and Assessment Methodology

Infrastructure

3.98 5.00 New Zealand: 3.98 Argentina: 3.62 Australia: 4.35 Austria: 3.91 Bahamas: 0.45 Barbados: 2.92 Belize: 0.10 Brazil: 3.54 Bulgaria: 3.56 Canada: 5.44 Chile: 3.75 China: 4.17 Colombia: 3.33 Costa Rica: 3.23 Croatia: 3.64 Czech Republic: 3.89 Denmark: 4.34 Dominican Republic: 3.05 Ecuador: 2.74 Egypt: 3.31 El Salvador: 2.97 Estonia: 3.76 Finland: 4.12 France: 4.65 Germany: 4.66 Ghana: 2.62 Grenada: 0.30 Guatemala: 2.51 Guyana: 0.25 Haiti: 1.66 Honduras: 2.61 Hungary: 3.79 Iceland: 3.88 India: 3.41 Indonesia: 3.18 Ireland: 3.99 Israel: 3.96 Jamaica: 2.58 Japan: 4.34 Jordan: 3.08 Kazakhstan: 3.19 Kenya: 2.72 Latvia: 3.71 Lithuania: 3.66 Malawi: 3.44 Malaysia: 3.25 Mauritius: 3.32 Mexico: 3.73 Morocco: 3.07 Netherlands: 4.44 Norway: 4.06 Panama: 3.21 Peru: 2.95 Philippines: 3.04 Poland: 3.74 Portugal: 4.14 Qatar: 3.60 Romania: 3.59 Russia: 3.88 Rwanda: 2.28 Singapore: 3.30 Slovak Republic: 3.52 Slovenia: 3.49 South Africa: 3.38 South Korea: 4.58 Spain: 4.37 Sri Lanka: 3.07 St. Vincent And the Grenadines: 0.10 Sweden: 4.33 Switzerland: 4.43 Tanzania: 2.65 Thailand: 3.76 Trinidad And Tobago: 2.90 Turkey: 3.76 Ukraine: 3.16 United Arab Emirates: 4.18 United Kingdom: 4.49 United States: 4.60 Uruguay: 3.57 Vietnam: 3.26

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