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Summary economic data

NZ Summary Economy Data - February 2018

Issue date: 
Saturday, 3 February 2018
Status: 
Current
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Document Date: 
Saturday, 3 Mar 2018
Fiscal year: 
2017/18

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 - January 2018 for extended sets of these quarterly and monthly indicators (also available in MS Excel format).

Quarterly Indicators
    2017Q1 2017Q2 2017Q3
Real Production GDP qtr % chg[1] 0.8 1.0 0.6
Current account balance (annual) % of GDP -2.9 -2.7 -2.6
CPI inflation ann % chg 2.2 1.7 1.9
Unemployment rate %[1] 4.9 4.8 4.6
LCI salary & wage rates - total (adjusted)[6] ann % chg 1.6 1.7 1.8
Total retail sales ann % chg[1] 5.0 5.4 4.1
Monthly Indicators
    2017M10 2017M11 2017M12
Merchandise trade balance (12 month total) NZ$ million -2,969 -3,478 -2,837
Net PLT migration (12 month total) number 70,694 70,354 ...
ANZ world commodity price index mth % chg -0.3 -0.9 -2.2
Trade weighted index (TWI) June 1979 = 100[2] 74.73 73.11 73.48
Official cash rate (OCR) % 1.75 1.75 1.75

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.
Last updated: 
Saturday, 3 February 2018