New Zealand - Real Change in Inventories





New Zealand: Real Change in Inventories

Mnemonic CIVT$.INZL
Unit Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA
Adjustments Seasonally Adjusted
Quarterly 120.94 %
Data 2020 Q2 -1,129
2020 Q1 -511

Series Information

Source Statistics New Zealand
Release Gross domestic product
Frequency Quarterly
Start Date 6/30/1987
End Date 6/30/2020

New Zealand: Business

Reference Last Previous Units Frequency
Business Confidence Aug 2020 -41.8 -31.8 %, NSA Monthly
Capacity Utilization Aug 2020 -6.2 -7.8 %, NSA Monthly
Change in Inventories 2020 Q2 -1,504 -706 Mil. NZD, SA Quarterly
Real Change in Inventories 2020 Q2 -1,129 -511 Mil. Ch. 2009/2010 NZD, SA Quarterly

Release Information

Gross domestic product (GDP) describes the total value of goods and services produced in the New Zealand economy, including private and government expenditure, inventory changes, and international trade.  It is reported part of the quarterly System of National Accounts (NZSNA) published by Statistics NZ.

  • National accounts framework: UN SNA 2008
  • Industry classification: ANZSIC06, which is generally aligned with UN ISIC Rev. 3.1
  • Measurements:
    • Millions of New Zealand dollars at chained year-2009/2010 prices (Mil. Ch. 2010 NZD)
    • At current prices
  • Adjustment: Seasonally adjusted (SA)
  • Native frequencies:
    • Quarterly
    • Annual (March)
  • Start dates:

Gross domestic product (GDP) is a core macroeconomic statistic that measures New Zealand’s economic performance. It is an important tool that helps a range of users, including policymakers, to understand and manage the New Zealand economy.

Figures are expressed in both production and expenditure approaches (but not the income approach).

Figures are available in both current (nominal) prices (table 17) and inflation-adjusted prices (table 3).  These are chain-linked and expressed in the average prices of the 2009/10 year, and are annually reweighted.  Unlike index numbers, these can show the relative size of each component.

In New Zealand, the government fiscal, financial reporting, and budget year runs from 1 July to the next 30 June. The company and personal financial year runs from 1 April to 31 March. The annual national accounts use the latter, hence the "Annual (March)" subfrequency and "2009/2010" price reference period (a.k.a. FY 2010).

Revisions to the previously published GDP series may be made each quarter and annum.  These include the release of additional data to replace estimates, revisions to source datasets (e.g. Balance of Payments and Retail Trade Survey), annual updates to weights, and methodological changes.

Further reading

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