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Budget 2019 - Summary of all spending plans

Budget 2019 - Summary of all spending plans

This table outlines the New Zealand Government's planned spending for the 2019/20 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 30, 2019.

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 2014/2015 Actual 2015/2016 Actual 2016/2017 Actual 2017/2018 Actual 2018/2019   Estimate 2019/2020 %
NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m   NZ$m  
         192.3          193.3          197.5          214.1          249.0 Customs          241.7          0.2
                 175.1 Forestry          277.1          0.3
         283.2          274.6          326.6          286.0          342.3 Arts, Culture and Heritage          364.1          0.3
         214.0          240.9          291.8          306.9          346.1 Maori Development          374.2          0.3
         165.7          474.8          176.1          305.0          401.6 Treaty Negotiations          408.1          0.4
         219.5          216.3          292.3          251.6          400.2 Lands          494.0          0.4
         438.5          529.9          525.1          504.5          531.8 Justice          545.7          0.5
         442.1          441.8          456.3          448.8          530.7 Foreign Affairs and Trade          589.7          0.5
         392.2          416.6          440.0          441.1          496.2 Conservation          600.6          0.5
         546.1          556.3          625.0          687.8          721.9 Internal Affairs          721.0          0.7
         399.2          227.5          299.6          253.3          446.6 Defence          766.0          0.7
         643.7          673.5          690.8          710.4          773.3 Courts          819.7          0.7
         568.2          592.1          592.2          707.0          770.6 Official Development Assistance          822.2          0.7
         629.9          703.9          719.3          939.7        1,074.3 Agriculture, Biosecurity, Fisheries and Food Safety          848.8          0.8
         254.7          295.7          442.8          876.8          717.4 Environment          995.0          0.9
             156.6          863.8        1,020.7 Oranga Tamariki       1,198.6          1.1
      1,360.5       1,532.7       1,704.3       1,874.4        2,010.3 Labour Market       2,041.0          1.8
      1,595.7       1,626.3       1,679.9       1,757.3        2,090.8 Police       2,047.6          1.8
      1,493.4       1,543.3       1,601.7       1,741.3        2,259.5 Corrections       2,171.7          2.0
               1,313.6 Housing and Urban Development       2,228.1          2.0
      2,999.8       3,029.6       2,991.8       3,104.1        3,330.6 Tertiary Education       3,487.9          3.1
      1,963.7       2,068.2       1,934.3       2,252.5        2,840.4 Business, Science and Innovation       3,851.9          3.5
      2,983.1       2,876.2       3,010.8       3,141.5        3,607.7 Defence Force       4,291.2          3.9
      3,959.3       3,514.6       3,667.9       5,017.0        5,639.6 Transport       5,791.9          5.2
      5,308.8       7,097.4       5,307.7       5,127.8        5,509.3 Finance       6,149.9          5.6
      6,064.9       5,696.8       5,663.7       5,706.7        6,732.2 Revenue       7,046.6          6.4
     10,243.6      10,741.7      11,094.7      11,590.4      12,153.4 Education      12,609.5        11.4
     15,033.7      15,279.8      18,395.0      16,524.8      17,809.8 Health      19,870.6        17.9
     23,221.3      23,978.9      24,861.5      22,831.4      25,864.8 Social Development      27,828.6        25.1
83,200.2 86,218.5 89,455.5 92,134.7 102,164.2 Grand Total  110,785.6      100.0
 244,795  257,151  273,377 288,838 305,173 GDP (nominal, per RBNZ) 322,432  
34.0% 33.5% 32.7% 31.9% 33.5% Govt spending - % of GDP 34.4%  
and this compares with taxes collected as follows:
     83,199.9      88,230.7      93,623.8      98,044.5    103,857.1      109,860.1  

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

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2 Comments

Suraj - they sure keep you busy. But a useful set of tables for the layman. How can tax take increase by ~5% every year since 2014 when I doubt our family income has increased that fast? Is it population growth plus inflation?

From here we can see the difference on the 2020 budget allocations. Pandemic really helped us manage stuff more effectively, which one to focus on. I am glad that both health and social welfare was given a fair amount of allocation it needed.
Even us at work, we insure that health is the priority.

Sending our gratitude as a team!
Jack M.
North Shore Auckland
plumbing north shore

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