New Zealand

Economic Survey of New Zealand 2017


New Zealand has experienced robust economic growth since 2012, buoyed by record levels of inward migration and strong terms of trade. Employment has expanded vigorously, reversing much of the increase in unemployment since the onset of the global financial crisis. Inflation has been very low for some time but is on track to return sustainably to 2% by the end of 2018. The government budget is near balance, and external deficits are considerably smaller than in past expansions.

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Lifting New Zealand’s game on productivity, Ecoscope Blog post


The downsides of New Zealand’s inflated house prices, Ecoscope Blog post


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OECD Economic Surveys: New Zealand 2017


For further information please contact the New Zealand Desk at the OECD Economics Department.

The Secretariat’s draft report was prepared for the Committee by David Carey and Andrew Barker under the supervision of Peter Jarrett. Research assistance was provided by Isabelle Luong and secretarial assistance by Heloise Wickramanayake.

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