Budget 2020/21 - Summary of all spending plans

Budget 2020/21 - Summary of all spending plans

This table outlines the New Zealand Government's planned spending for the 2020/21 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 14, 2020.

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. (Coming soon) Figures for each allocation are in millions of NZ$.

Actual 
2015/16
Actual
2016/17
Actual
2017/18
Actual 
2018/19
Estimate
2019/20
  Budget
2020/21
%
NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m NZ$m   NZ$m  
               
165.1         Canterbury Earthquake Recovery (old)    
591.4 591.0 705.1 779.4 865.3 Official Development Assistance    
    2.2 16.1 25.7 Pike River Re-entry 7.4 0.0%
14.8 18.1 18.7 17.7 24.1 Defence 23.6 0.0%
      28.7 110.8 Forestry 188.5 0.1%
-7.8 -35.0 172.2 -177.9 -325.4 Environment 194.0 0.2%
193.3 197.5 214.1 229.4 262.0 Customs 262.4 0.2%
109.0 139.6 251.6 183.6 292.0 Lands 271.7 0.2%
      40.0 225.0 R&D tax incentives 281.0 0.2%
274.3 319.3 284.0 329.3 380.7 Arts, Culture and Heritage 373.3 0.3%
240.4 291.8 306.9 336.1 413.6 Maori Development 382.0 0.3%
465.0 175.0 304.3 74.9 413.1 Treaty Negotiations 406.9 0.3%
216.8 274.5 288.2 369.4 425.0 Paid Parental Leave Payments 455.0 0.4%
381.8 412.5 413.7 457.2 552.8 Conservation 586.6 0.5%
554.2 561.3 544.0 552.0 680.4 Justice 697.7 0.5%
536.1 548.7 591.1 618.6 715.7 Courts 732.4 0.6%
555.7 624.5 687.3 684.3 792.4 Internal Affairs 744.9 0.6%
569.9 580.8 792.2 848.7 880.6 Ag, Biosecurity, Fisheries & Food Safety 853.1 0.7%
685.6 1,722.7 801.8 859.9 902.0 KiwiSaver tax credit 930.0 0.7%
727.9 793.3 841.7 848.5 926.6 Govenrment Administration 1,093.7 0.8%
  156.6 863.8 980.0 1,209.4 Oranga Tamariki 1,372.7 1.1%
1,339.7 1,154.7 1,210.5 1,392.0 1,460.0 Debt writeoffs (incl Student Loans) 1,438.0 1.1%
441.8 456.3 448.8 518.4 578.5 Foreign Affairs 1,516.5 1.2%
5,696.8 223.2 1,240.3 1,302.0 1,481.3 All other IRD/Revenue costs 1,737.2 1.3%
    2,257.1 1,843.9 1,757.7 Housing and Urban Development 1,941.6 1.5%
1,546.0 1,604.2 1,682.7 1,988.0 2,063.2 Police 2,132.2 1.7%
1,448.2 1,579.8 1,744.3 1,734.7 1,959.4 Labour  2,233.5 1.7%
1,543.3 1,601.7 1,741.3 2,176.9 2,211.0 Corrections 2,429.3 1.9%
1,791.2 1,725.5 2,050.5 2,340.4 3,589.8 Business, Science and Innovation 2,646.8 2.1%
2,320.4 2,288.5 2,165.8 2,757.7 2,767.0 Working for Families tax credits 2,792.0 2.2%
2,876.2 3,010.8 3,141.5 3,565.9 7,407.8 Defence Force 3,971.2 3.1%
1,949.3 2,006.2 3,289.5 2,919.1 4,302.2 Transport 4,750.4 3.7%
7,097.4 5,307.7 5,127.8 5,596.5 7,566.6 Finance 7,638.4 5.9%
13,779.6 14,100.0 14,709.4 15,433.3 16,377.7 Education 17,508.5 13.6%
14,651.5 17,785.1 15,755.9 16,869.3 18,579.2 Health 19,335.4 15.0%
23,264.4 24,174.4 22,081.9 24,974.6 40,309.4 Social Development 33,014.2 25.6%
--------- -------- -------- -------- -------- ----------------------------- --------- -----
$ 86,219 $ 89,456 $ 92,135 $ 99,868 $ 130,779 Total Expenditure $ 129,109 100%
$257,702 $274,612 $292,897 $303,287 $307,229 GDP (nominal, per RBNZ) $292,000  
33.5% 32.6% 31.5% 32.9% 42.6% Govt spending as % of GDP 44.2%  
and this compares with taxes collected as follows:      
83,469 88,559 92,629 99,597 97,187 Total Revenues 93,459  

The data in this table is net spending, after fee and charges revenues have been deducted from the gross expenditute planned.

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

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