Current Account

Stats NZ international statistics senior manager Daria Kwon says “High levels of foreign direct investment income can indicate a strong NZ economy."

Current account deficit widens

Wed 14 Mar 2

Services continue to make positive contribution to balance of payments.

Current account deficit widens in third-quarter

Wed 20 Dec

Ddairy exports fall and more Kiwis travel.

(Photo: Jerry Yelich-O'Connor)

2nd-quarter current account gap narrower than expected

Wed 20 Sep

Annual deficit is 2.8% of GDP.

 Ruth Richardson’s 1991 “Mother of All Budgets” remained a favourite talking point for Helen Clark in 2008

Rethinking New Zealand: the changing economic backdrop

Fri 30 Jun 2

From debt to diversification, people need to rethink their presumptions about how the New Zealand economy works.

NZ economy grows smaller-than-expected 0.5% in 1st quarter

Thu 15 Jun 2

Gross domestic product expanded 0.5% in the three months ended March 31.

Increased goods imports caused the larger deficit in 2017 (photo: Tinaz Karbhari)

NZ 1Q current account surplus narrower than expected

Wed 14 Jun

Economists had expected a surplus of $922 million in the first quarter and an annual deficit of $7.3 billion or 2.7 percent of GDP.


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