Economy charts

Balance of payments

The sum of the cross-border balances on merchandise trade, services trade, investment income and transfers. Read full story

Balance of payments ratios

Balance of payments ratios are often easier to understand than the raw data because they put that original data into context. The ratios we follow include: Read full story

Economic growth

This is the essential, top-level measure of how our economy is performing. Read full story

International economic growth


This is the official annual measure of productivity in New Zealand. Read full story

Performance of manufacturing index

Performance of services index

Performance composite index

The Performance Composite Index is a monthly survey combining both the PMI and PSI indexes.  It is produced by Business NZ, and sponsored by BNZ who also provide expert commentary. Read full story