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Summary economic data

NZ Summary Economy Data - October 2018

Issue date: 
Monday, 5 November 2018
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Fiscal year: 
2018/19

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

Quarterly Indicators
    2017Q4 2018Q1 2018Q2
Real Production GDP qtr % chg[1] 0.6 0.5 1.0
Current account balance (annual) % of GDP -2.9 -3.0 -3.3
CPI inflation ann % chg 1.6 1.1 1.5
Unemployment rate %[1] 4.5 4.4 4.5
LCI salary & wage rates - total (adjusted)[3] ann % chg 1.8 1.8 1.9
Total retail sales ann % chg[1] 5.4 2.8 3.1
Monthly Indicators
    2018M07 2018M08 2017M09
Merchandise trade balance (12 month total) NZ$ million -4,497 -4,793 -5,188
House sales - dwellings ann % chg[1] 4.9 4.9 -3
Net PLT migration (12 month total) number 63,779 63,288 62,733
ANZ world commodity price index mth % chg -3.3 -1.1 -1.8
Trade weighted index (TWI) June 1979 = 100[1] 72.96 72.32 71.79
Official cash rate (OCR) % 1.75 1.75 1.75

Notes

  1. [1] Seasonally adjusted
  2. [2] Average (11am)
  3. [3] Ordinary time

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: 
Monday, 5 November 2018