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Data New Zealand Economy

Page updated 7 Jun 2016

The Treasury publishes here a summary table of quarterly and monthly economic indicators compiled from various sources.

The data in these summary tables are updated periodically.  See the latest 'New Zealand Key Economic Data' section of the latest Monthly Economic Indicators - May 2016 for extended sets of these quarterly and monthly indicators (also available in MS Excel format).

Quarterly Indicators
    2015Q3 2015Q4 2016Q1
Real Production GDP qtr % chg[1] 0.9 0.9 ...
Current account balance (annual) % of GDP -3.3 -3.1 ...
CPI inflation ann % chg 0.4 0.1 0.4
Unemployment rate %[1] 6.0 5.4 5.7
LCI salary & wage rates - total (adjusted)[6] ann % chg 0.4 0.4 0.4
Total retail sales ann % chg[1] 5.7 5.3 4.8
Monthly Indicators
    2016M03
2016M04
2016M05
Merchandise trade balance (12 month total) NZ$ million -3,838 ... ...
House sales - dwellings ann % chg[1] 8.2 18.4 ...
Net PLT migration (12 month total) number 67,619 68,110 ...
ANZ world commodity price index mth % chg -1.3 -0.8 ...
Trade weighted index (TWI) June 1979 = 100[2] 72.19 72.80 72.93
Official cash rate (OCR) % 2.25 2.25 2.25

Related Information on the Treasury Web Site

  • Monthly Economic Indicators - The Treasury's analysis of recent releases of economic data which includes a Chart Pack and Data (in MS Excel format) similar to the data above.
  • Tax Outturn Data - Tax revenue and tax receipts from collecting departments; can be used as an economic indicator.
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