COVID-19 economic commentary

The Treasury publishes a range of regular economic commentary and data, which can help inform businesses and the government on the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy.

COVID-19 economic commentary

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The Treasury draws on a wide range of data sources to provide economic reporting, modelling and forecasting to the Government. We use a range of ‘traditional’ economic indicators, as well as less traditional indicators, along with intelligence and feedback from sectors and people in the regions to help inform our understanding and analysis.

Given heightened interest in the Treasury’s economic viewpoint since the onset of the pandemic, the Treasury has increased the frequency of some of its regular data and commentary releases and developed new commentary focused specifically on the impacts of COVID-19 on the economy.

The COVID-19 economic dashboard, introduced on Friday 17 April 2020, provides a range of real-time data designed to aid independent analysis and give businesses a sense of the activity across different parts of the economy.  From 31 July 2020 the COVID-19 Economic Dashboard is included as part of the Weekly Economic Update publication.   

The New Zealand Activity Index (NZAC), introduced on Friday 30 June 2020 as a new monthly component of the Weekly Economic Update, summarises several monthly indicators of economic activity and is intended to be interpreted as a broad measure of economic activity.

Keep up to date with the Treasury’s economic reporting and economic analysis below. 

Weekly/fortnightly economic updates

Fortnightly Economic Update - 17 May 2024

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 3 May 2024

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 12 April 2024

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 28 March 2024

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 15 March 2024

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 1 March 2024

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 16 February 2024

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 2 February 2024

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 19 January 2024

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 15 December 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 1 December 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 17 November 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 3 November 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 20 October 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 6 October 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 22 September 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 1 September 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 18 August 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 4 August 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 21 July 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 30 June 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 16 June 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 2 June 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 19 May 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 28 April 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 14 April 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 31 March 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 17 March 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 3 March 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 17 February 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 3 February 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 20 January 2023

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 9 December 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 25 November 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 11 November 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 28 October 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 14 October 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 30 September 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 16 September 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 2 September 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 19 August 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 5 August 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 22 July 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 8 July 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 23 June 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 10 June 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 27 May 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 29 April 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 14 April 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 1 April 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 18 March 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 4 March 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 18 February 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 4 February 2022

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Fortnightly Economic Update - 21 January 2022

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Weekly Economic Update - 10 December 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 3 December 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 26 November 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 19 November 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 12 November 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 5 November 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 29 October 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 22 October 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 15 October 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 8 October 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 1 October 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 24 September 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 17 September 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 10 September 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 3 September 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 27 August 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 20 August 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 13 August 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 6 August 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 30 July 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 23 July 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 16 July 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 9 July 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 2 July 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 25 June 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 18 June 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 11 June 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 4 June 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 28 May 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 14 May 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 7 May 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 30 April 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 23 April 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 16 April 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 9 April 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 26 March 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 19 March 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 12 March 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 26 February 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 19 February 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 12 February 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 5 February 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 29 January 2021

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Weekly Economic Update - 18 December 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 11 December 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 4 December 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 27 November 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 20 November 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 13 November 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 6 November 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 30 October 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 23 October 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 16 October 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 9 October 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 2 October 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 25 September 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 18 September 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 11 September 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 4 September 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 28 August 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 21 August 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 14 August 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 7 August 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 31 July 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 24 July 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 17 July 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 10 July 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 3 July 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 26 June 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 19 June 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 12 June 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 5 June 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 29 May 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 22 May 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 15 May 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 8 May 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 1 May 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 24 April 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 17 April 2020

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Weekly Economic Update - 14 April 2020

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Weekly economic updates March 2020

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COVID-19 economic dashboards - from 31 July 2020 the Dashboard will be part of the Weekly Economic Update

New Zealand Activity Index (NZAC)

New Zealand Activity Index (NZAC): Technical note

New Zealand activity index

New Zealand Activity Index (NZAC): Q&A note

New Zealand activity index

Monthly economic indicators

Monthly Economic Indicators March 2020

Monthly economic indicator

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