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 within New Zealand.
For annual data, see the National Accounts browse for stats page.
- 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.
Time series data is available on Infoshare, under the category 'Economic indicators' then the group 'National Accounts – SNA 1993'.
- Long-term data series
The long-term data series have been collected together by staff at Treasury to provide a general reference source of information 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.
Reports and articles
- Quarterly gross domestic product: Sources and methods (3rd edition) (published June 2013)
Concepts and methods used to compile gross domestic product, includes overview of the range of data sources used.
- Measuring value added in the education and health industries
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
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
This paper discusses the impact of the February 2011 Canterbury earthquakes and examines the adequacy of the normal indicators used to measure components of gross domestic product (GDP).
- Measuring the communications industry in gross domestic product
This page explains how we measure economic activity in the communications industry, the indicators used, and developments currently underway.
- Implementing ANZSIC 2006 in the National Accounts
This report details how Statistics New Zealand is implementing the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006 into all industry based statistics.
- Quarterly Gross Domestic Product Sources and Methods
This report from 2008 provides the sources and methods used for all quarterly GDP series produced by Statistics New Zealand, both in chain-volume measures and current prices.
- Measuring Saving in the National Accounts
This report from 2007 outlines how saving is derived in the current national accounts and the relationships between national saving, sector saving, net wealth, investment, and the current account balance with the rest of the world.
- Measuring Capital Stock in the New Zealand Economy
This report explains the concepts and methodology for developing the two measures of capital stock and the corresponding consumption of fixed capital.
Information about data