Charting New Zealand – Charting Economy

Pages

57 pages

Published

March 2021

Update frequency

Quarterly

Format

PDF, Horizontal, Screen friendly

Key Questions


Begin With Questions, Not Information

As part of the country’s economic profile, the economic structure section gives readers useful views to understand what matters to New Zealand’s economy.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the size of New Zealand’s economy?
  • What is the size of New Zealand’s population?
  • What is the demographic structure of New Zealand? Is it favorable for economic growth?
  • How has the structure of GDP changed over the years?
  • How much does New Zealand’s economy rely on external trade?
  • Where are the key economic regions in New Zealand?
  • Economic Freedom Index: How free is New Zealand’s economy?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores New Zealand’s competitiveness at the global level. It also covers the country’s attractiveness to foreign direct investment.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • How competitive is New Zealand?
  • How are New Zealand’s competitive factors compared to those of other countries?
  • How is the minimum wage in New Zealand compared to others in the region?
  • How has labor productivity in New Zealand changed over the years, and in relation to comparable countries?
  • Is it easy to do business in New Zealand?
  • How good is New Zealand in attracting Foreign Direct Investment?

Part of the country’s economic profile, this section explores New Zealand’s economic development, average income, and its distribution, poverty as well as other development indicators.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What is the level of income for an average person in New Zealand?
  • How has the unemployment rate in New Zealand changed over recent years?
  • How is income distributed in New Zealand, and how does it compare to others?
  • What is the current level of human development in New Zealand?
  • How has the quality of life changed over the years?
  • How many SDG has New Zealand achieved to date?

As part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores New Zealand’s recent economic growth, its key drivers as well as the growth outlook for the coming years.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What has been the growth rate of New Zealand’s economy over the past ten years, and how does it compare with others?
  • What were the key growth drivers for New Zealand’s economy in the last year?
  • How much does each sector contribute to the overall growth?
  • What is the GDP growth rate in the latest quarter?
  • What are the latest signals from the leading indicators?
  • What is the growth outlook for New Zealand’s economy, and how does it compare with others?

As part of the country’s economic outlook, this section explores New Zealand’s macro-economic risks, including inflation, financial sector, budget deficit as well as the balance of payment and exchange rate.

KEY QUESTIONS ADDRESSED

  • What have been the government measures against the Covid-19 crisis?
  • What is the risk of inflation over the next 12 months?
  • What is the latest move on New Zealand’s monetary policy?
  • What has been the trend in New Zealand’s fiscal budget deficit?
  • Balance of Payment: Where are the key risks?
  • What is the FX risk? How has the currency performed compared to others?

From IMF’s World Economic Outlook Report

  • GDP growth
  • Inflation
  • Population
  • Unemployment rate
  • Government budget and debt
  • Current account

Detailed rankings and scores for New Zealand and comparable economies.

  • Starting a business
  • Dealing with construction permits
  • Getting electricity
  • Registering property
  • Getting credit
  • Protecting Minority Investors
  • Paying taxes
  • Trading across borders
  • Enforcing contracts
  • Resolving Insolvency

 

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