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GDP - Gross Domestic Product

 

All the numbers on this page are sourced from the Reserve Bank (RBNZ) website and the Statistics New Zealand website.


The international currency used is the United States dollar (US$), because that is the currency the United Nations uses to compare countries. Exchange rate data is also sourced from the RBNZ.

There are two ways to measure GDP, and the RNBZ carries both series. We have used the Production Based series, and specifically sourced the 'real' data. Real data removes the effect of inflation.

Population data is sourced from Statistics New Zealand.

Per capita (means "per person") data is the total GDP divided by the population. A summary of the data used to prepare the graphs is shown below. The charts have been prepared from a fuller set of data.

Both the RBNZ and Statistics New Zealand update their sites regularly. Our use of their data may not have the latest update, so it is always a good idea to check the original sources to see if new data has been published.

http://www.rbnz.govt.nz/statistics/econind/a5/ha5.xls
http://www2.stats.govt.nz/domino/external/pasfull/pasfull.nsf/0/
4c2567ef00247c6acc256fa1006fca77/$FILE/alltabls.xls


year ended
Real GDP in NZ$b
Exchange Rate
Real GDP in US$b
Population
Real GDP per capita
in NZ$
Real GDP per capita
in US$
   
 
 
Dec-94
88.548
0.5732
56.344
3,648,200
24,272
15,459
Dec-95
91.986
0.6507
59.855
3,706,700
24,816
16,148
Dec-96
95.234
0.7060
67.235
3,762,300
25,313
17,871
Dec-97
97.957
0.5925
58.040
3,802,600
25,761
15,263
Dec-98
98.151
0.5226
51.294
3,829,200
25,632
13,395
Dec-99
102.925
0.5085
52.337
3,851,200
26,725
13,590
Dec-00
106.680
0.4284
45.702
3,873,000
27,545
11,800
Dec-01
109.704
0.4157
45.604
3,912,100
28,024
11,657
Dec-02
114.746
0.5095
58.463
3,975,900
28,860
14,704
Dec-03
118.577
0.6466
76.672
4,039,400
29,355
18,981
Dec-04
123.981
0.7142
88.547
4,084,200
30,356
21,680

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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