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National Accounts (Industry Production and Investment): Year ended March 2015
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  08 December 2016
Key facts
  • Final industry benchmark data is now available up to 2014, and will be used to maintain the quality of quarterly GDP statistics.
  • This release includes a full, reconciled set of data on industry production and investment that shows structural economic change over time.
  • The total size of the economy in 2014 was $232 billion.
  • Service industries have increased their contribution to total GDP from 52 percent in 1972 to 65 percent in 2015. Over the same time period goods-producing industries decreased from a 35 percent contribution to 20 percent, and primary industries reduced from 12 percent to 6 percent.
  • Provisional data for 2015 provides an early view of industry production and has the economy at $242 billion.

Graph, Broad industry contribution to nominal GDP, 1972–2015.

Data now available on Infoshare, 13 December 2016

Infoshare data was affected during the restoration of computer systems following the 14 November earthquake, but is now available.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician 
ISBN 978-0-908350-83-4
8 December 2016

Page updated 13 December 2016

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