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Summary economic data

NZ Summary Economic Data - March 2018

Issue date: 
Monday, 5 March 2018
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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 - February 2018 for extended sets of these quarterly and monthly indicators (also available in MS Excel format).

Quarterly Indicators

    2017Q2 2017Q3 2017Q4
Real Production GDP qtr % chg[1] 1.0 0.6 ...
Current account balance (annual) % of GDP -2.7 -2.6 ...
CPI inflation ann % chg 1.7 1.9 1.6
Unemployment rate %[1] 4.8 4.6 4.5
LCI salary & wage rates - total (adjusted)[6] ann % chg 1.7 1.8 1.8
Total retail sales ann % chg[1] 5.8 4.6 5.4

Monthly Indicators

    2017M11 2017M12 2018M01
Merchandise trade balance (12 month total) NZ$ million -3,476 -2,879 -3,218
Net PLT migration (12 month total) number 70,354 70,016 70,147
ANZ world commodity price index mth % chg -0.9 -1.9 0.7
Trade weighted index (TWI) June 1979 = 100[2] 73.11 73.48 74.91
Official cash rate (OCR) % 1.75 1.75 1.75

 

Last updated: 
Monday, 5 March 2018