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New Zealand

Key facts

Population: 4.6m
Official languages: English (de facto official) 89.8%, Maori (de jure official) 3.5%
Currency: New Zealand (NZ$)
Important ministries: Ministry of Education, Ministry of Culture and Heritage
Official Statistics office: Officie for Statistics New Zealand
Trade associations: Publishers Association of New Zealand  The Association of New Zealand Booksellers, New Zealand Book Council
Annual book fair: NZ Book Festival held on one day in November.
Translation Programme:
Creative New Zealand supports the translation of NZ literature into foreign languages with the Translation Fund scheme administered by the Publishers Association of New Zealand.
VAT on books: 15% for both print and ebooks
Fixed book price system: