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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 economic updates

Weekly Economic Update - 18 September 2020

Weekly economic update
18 Sep 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 11 September 2020

Weekly economic update
11 Sep 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 4 September 2020

Weekly economic update
4 Sep 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 28 August 2020

Weekly economic update
28 Aug 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 21 August 2020

Weekly economic update
21 Aug 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 14 August 2020

Weekly economic update
14 Aug 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 7 August 2020

Weekly economic update
7 Aug 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 31 July 2020

Weekly economic update
31 Jul 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 24 July 2020

Weekly economic update
24 Jul 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 17 July 2020

Weekly economic update
17 Jul 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 10 July 2020

Weekly economic update
10 Jul 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 3 July 2020

Weekly economic update
3 Jul 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 26 June 2020

Weekly economic update
26 Jun 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 19 June 2020

Weekly economic update
19 Jun 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 12 June 2020

Weekly economic update
12 Jun 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 5 June 2020

Weekly economic update
5 Jun 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 29 May 2020

Weekly economic update
29 May 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 22 May 2020

Weekly economic update
22 May 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 15 May 2020

Weekly economic update
15 May 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 8 May 2020

Weekly economic update
8 May 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 1 May 2020

Weekly economic update
1 May 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 24 April 2020

Weekly economic update
24 Apr 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 17 April 2020

Weekly economic update
17 Apr 2020

Weekly Economic Update - 14 April 2020

Weekly economic update
14 Apr 2020

Weekly economic updates March 2020

Weekly economic update
9 Apr 2020
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
30 Jun 2020

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

New Zealand Activity Index
30 Jun 2020
Monthly economic indicators

Monthly Economic Indicators March 2020

Monthly economic indicator
9 Apr 2020
Treasury media releases

New Zealand Activity Index updated for June

News and updates
17 Jul 2020

Business support resource now available

News and updates
26 Jun 2020

COVID-19 Income Relief Payment announced

News and updates
25 May 2020

Wage Subsidy Extension announced

News and updates
14 May 2020

Essential workers leave scheme

News and updates
2 Apr 2020

Wage subsidy scheme modified

News and updates
27 Mar 2020

Joint financial support package announced

News and updates
24 Mar 2020

COVID-19 Economic Package updated

News and updates
23 Mar 2020
Last updated: 
Friday, 18 September 2020