Budget 2017 - Summary of all spending plans

This table outlines the New Zealand Government's planned spending for the 2017/18 budget year.

Actual spending for the previous four years is on the left.

The numbers are drawn together from data released by the Minister of Finance on May 25, 2017.

Links to the primary sources used, from Treasury's website, can be found at the bottom of the page.

Click on any heading to drill down to what makes up these numbers. Figures for each allocation are in millions of NZ$.

Actual
2013/14
Actual 2014/15 Actual 2015/16 Actual
2016/17
 

Budget
2017/18

%
NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m   NZ$m  
             
131.8 131.0     Industry    
201.8 183.0     Energy    
217.3 239.2     Immigration    
372.5 369.5     Economic Development    
328.0 282.1     Communications    
1,005.0 410.7 295.2 391.8 Building & Housing 386.8 0.4
223.7 228.0 254.5 325.3 Special Interests 328.7 0.4
275.3 283.2 274.6 317.0 Arts & Culture 318.0 0.3
604.5 165.7 474.8 446.8 Treaty Negotiations 400.0 0.4
492.9 349.9 217.5 0.0 Cant. Earthquake Recovery 0.0 0.0
638.4 629.9 703.9 820.6 Primary Ind & Food Safety 991.9 1.1
977.7 1,010.3 1,033.9 1,067.0 Foreign Policy 1,211.0 1.3
696.0 701.4 751.8 926.2 Government 909.5 1.0
595.2 646.9 712.4 926.7 Environment 1,338.2 1.4
1,097.7 1,082.2 1,203.5 1,314.8 Justice 1,236.4 1.3
1,463.8 1,360.5 1,532.7 1,706.7 Labour Market 1,834.2 1.9
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 Social Housing 2,243.1 2.4
1,943.6 1,963.7 2,068.2 1,979.2 Business, Science & Innov. 2,416.9 2.6
3,072.5 3,089.1 3,169.6 3,386.2 Law & Order 3,440.0 3.6
3,161.5 3,468.1 3,236.6 3.606.9 Defence & Security 3,833.1 4.1
3,361.7 3,959.3 3,514.6 3,751.4 Transport 5,257.5 5.6
4,707.6 5,952.5 7,290.7 5,645.1 Finance, Customs 5,287.0 5.6
6,381.8 6,064.9 5,696.8 6,076.4 Revenue & Tax Credits 6,728.3 7.1
12,576.4 13,272.2 13,800.9 14,340.6 Education 14,660.6 15.5
14,386.8 15,033.7 15,279.8 18,652.0 Health 16,773.1 17.7
21,909.7 23,221.3 23,978.9 25,070.3 Social Welfare 22,986.4 24.3
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$80,555.7 $83,200.2 $86,218.5 $91,964.6 Total Expenditure $94,557.2 100.0%
$236,268 $242,989 $253,071 $266,750 GDP (nominal, per RBNZ) $278,750 E
34.1% 35.2 34.1% 34.5% Govt spending - % of GDP 33.9% E
and this compares with taxes collected as follows:    
$69,512.5 $73,597.4 $77,014.3 $80,052.6 Total tax collected $85,984.7  
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Not all the difference between tax collected and expenditure needs to be borrowed. The Crown has other sources of revenue than tax. The biggest single reason is that significant portions of National Super payments are pre-funded in the Super Fund.

Sources: You can download the data behind these tables from the NZ Government website here »

Included within the various DHB budgets under the Health Vote is Pharmac's expenditure totalling $795 mln. In budget 2016 there is an allocation of $124 million for Pharmac.

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