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Improving macroeconomic statistics

This page has links to papers that explain revisions and improvements we've made to New Zealand's national accounts and balance of payments. Together they make up our country's macroeconomic statistics.

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Preview of 2017 national accounts improvements (published November 2017)
Explains the improvements we will make to New Zealand’s national accounts information.

Earlier papers

Preview of 2017 revisions to balance of payments and national accounts (published September 2017)
Explains the revisions to macroeconomic statistics in the balance of payments and national accounts for 2017.

Preview of 2016 national accounts improvements (published November 2016)
Improvements we will make to New Zealand’s national accounts over the remainder of 2016. It provides information and analysis to help users interpret the revised data and indicates the size of the revisions expected.

Preview of 2016 revisions to balance of payments and national accounts (published September 2016)
Explains the revisions to macroeconomic statistics in the balance of payments and national accounts for 2016.

Preview of 2015 revisions to balance of payments and national accounts (published September 2015)
Explains the revisions to macroeconomic statistics in the balance of payments and national accounts for 2015.

Preview of 2014 national accounts improvements (published August 2014)

Preview of 2014 balance of payments improvements (published August 2014)
Improvements in these two papers result from implementing new international standards that are based on:

Improvements to gross domestic product in December 2013 (published November 2013)
Explores planned data changes to be included in the September 2013 quarter's GDP release.

Revisions to New Zealand’s macroeconomic accounts to December 2013 (published August 2013)
Informs users of New Zealand's macroeconomic statistics about data changes we plan to include in the international and national accounts for 2013. 

Improving New Zealand’s macro-economic accounts: Methodological and conceptual reviews (published June 2013)
Introducing improvements we are making to New Zealand’s macro-economic accounts, which consist of national accounts and balance of payments.

Improving New Zealand's macroeconomic statistics: Changes up to December 2012 (published August 2012)
Information for users of macroeconomic statistics about data changes to be included in the international and national accounts in 2012.

Page updated 13 September 2017

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