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Institutional Sector Accounts: 1999–2009
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  15 December 2011
Key facts

For the year ended March 2011:

  • National saving was $1.2 billion (compared with $2.0 billion in the March 2010 year).
  • Central government sector saving was negative $2.4 billion or negative 7.4 percent of net disposable income (compared with negative $1.6 billion in the March 2010 year or negative 4.9 percent of net disposable income).
  • Household sector saving was $0.2 billion or 0.2 percent of household net disposable income (compared with negative $1.6 billion in the March 2010 year or negative 1.5 percent of household net disposable income).
  • The initial impact of the 2010/2011 Christchurch earthquakes was reflected in large capital transfers to the household sector for rebuilding.

Graph, Saving as a proportion of household net disposable income, 1999 to 2011.

Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician
15 December 2011
ISSN 2230-2689

 

The main tables in this release were updated on 27 February 2012. Please see the Revisions section for details.

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