Economic and financial overview

New Zealand Economic and Financial Overview 2015

This Economic and Financial Overview provides a description of New Zealand based on information available up to the end of January 2015. Fiscal and economic forecasts are based on the material contained in the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update published in December 2014. A full set of revised forecasts will be published in the Government's Budget 2015, which will be published on 21 May 2015.

The delivery of this document at any time does not imply that the information is correct as of any time subsequent to its date. This document does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities of New Zealand.

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Table of Contents

  • New Zealand: An Overview
  • Area and Population
  • Form of Government
  • Social Framework
  • The Treaty of Waitangi
  • Foreign Relations and External Trade
  • Membership in International Economic Organisations
  • Environmental Policy
  • Selected Economic and Financial Data
  • Economy
  • Introduction
  • Recent Economic Performance and Outlook
  • Monetary Policy
  • Fiscal Policy
  • Public Debt
  • National Accounts
  • Prices and Costs
  • Labour Markets
  • Industrial Structure and Principal Economic Sectors
  • Primary Industries
  • Manufacturing
  • Service Industries
  • External Sector
  • External Trade
  • Composition of Merchandise Exports and Imports
  • Geographic Distribution of External Trade
  • Principal Trading Partners
  • Foreign Investment Policy
  • Balance of Payments
  • Foreign-Exchange Rates
  • Overseas Reserves
  • Banking and Business Environment
  • Supervision of the Financial Sector
  • Business Law Environment
  • Monetary Policy
  • Objectives
  • Implementation
  • Interest Rates and Money and Credit Aggregates
  • Public Finance and Fiscal Policy
  • Public Finance
  • Current Fiscal Position and 2013/14 Budget
  • Taxation
  • Government Enterprises
  • State-Owned Enterprises and Crown Entities
  • Government Share Offer Programme
  • Performance of Government Enterprises
  • Public Debt
  • Debt Management Objectives
  • Debt Record
  • Summary of Direct Public Debt