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Gross Domestic Product: September 2016 quarter
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  22 December 2016
Data quality

Period-specific information
This section contains information that has changed since the last release.

General information
This section contains information that does not change between releases.

Period-specific information

Reference period

We collected information for this release for the period July–September 2016.

Impact of 14 November earthquake on our data

Due to the 14 November earthquake, we delayed this release from its scheduled date of 15 December 2016.  The delay ensures that the information is produced to its usual quality level.

This release uses the first version of the data that was released with Overseas Merchandise Trade: September 2016 published on 27 October 2016. In past Gross Domestic Product releases, the second version of overseas trade provisional data is used. Differences between version 1 and version 2 provisional data are minor and do not significantly affect aggregate level data. This was consistent with the Overseas Trade Indexes (Prices and Volumes): September 2016 quarter and Balance of Payments and International Investment Position: September 2016 quarter.

Infoshare data is available.  You can download data in CSV format from the 'Downloads' box on the right-hand side of this page. 

We have not included a commentary this quarter.

General information

General methodology

See National accounts quarterlies – DataInfo+ 


See National accounts quarterlies – concepts – DataInfo+

Confidentiality and accessing the data

Data collected and information contained in this publication must conform to the provisions of the Statistics Act 1975. This requires that published information maintains the confidentiality of individual respondents.

More information

See more information about the quarterly gross domestic product.

Statistics in this release have been produced in accordance with the Official Statistics System principles and protocols for producers of Tier 1 statistics for quality. They conform to the Statistics NZ Methodological Standard for Reporting of Data Quality.


While all care and diligence has been used in processing, analysing, and extracting data and information in this publication, Statistics NZ gives no warranty it is error-free and will not be liable for any loss or damage suffered by the use directly, or indirectly, of the information in this publication.


Our information releases are delivered electronically by third parties. Delivery may be delayed by circumstances outside our control. Statistics NZ does not accept responsibility for any such delay. 

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