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Gross domestic product

Gross domestic product (GDP) represents the country's income earned from production in New Zealand. It includes income from production carried out by New Zealanders and by foreign firms operating in New Zealand.

For annual data, see the National accounts landing page.

Use the links below to find the statistics you need.

Information releases

Gross Domestic Product
This quarterly release provides a snapshot of the performance of the economy. GDP is New Zealand's official measure of economic growth.


Analyse the numbers.

Time-series data is available on Infoshare. Select the following categories from the Infoshare homepage:
Subject category: Economic indicators
Group: National Accounts – SNA 2008

Find out more about Infoshare.

Long-term data series
Long-term data series collected by the Treasury provide a general reference on demographic, social, and economic trends in New Zealand.

Supply and use tables
The supply and use tables record how supplies of different kinds of goods and services originate from domestic industries and imports, and how those supplies are allocated between various intermediate and/or final uses, including exports.

Bulk CSV download available here.

Reports and articles

Explore information we've gathered from research and analysis.

Greater use of sales data in quarterly gross domestic product (published 2016)
This article describes how we are making greater use of quarterly sales data in some services industries. Covers methodology changes, current price weights, and key indicators.

Quarterly gross domestic product: Sources and methods (4th edition) (published 2014)
Concepts and methods used to compile gross domestic product, includes overview of the range of data sources used.

Historical GDP time series on Infoshare (published 2014)
The next GDP release on 18 December 2014 will include new international standards (System of National Accounts 2008) and an updated base year (2010).

Improvements to gross domestic product in December 2013 (published 2013)
This paper informs users about planned data changes to be included in GDP: September 2013 quarter. 

Measuring value added in the education and health industries (published 2013)
This paper presents new methods for estimating the value added of New Zealand’s education and health industries.

Financial intermediation services indirectly measured (FISIM) in the national accounts (published 2012)
FISIM is now included in our National Accounts (Income and Expenditure) and National Accounts (Industry Benchmarks) releases. This paper explains what FISIM is, how it will affect these releases, and what impact it will have on other economic statistics we will release in the future.

Impact of the Canterbury earthquakes on New Zealand's gross domestic product (published 2011)
Discusses the impact of the February 2011 Canterbury earthquakes and examines the adequacy of the normal indicators used to measure components of  GDP. 

View more reports and articles about gross domestic product.

Information about data

Get technical information such as classifications used, survey design, and a glossary of statistical terms.

Additional information about national accounts and gross domestic product

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