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Preview of 2017 national accounts improvements

Preview of 2017 national accounts improvements presents the improvements we will make to New Zealand's national accounts. It provides information and analysis to help technical users of national accounts and gross domestic product (GDP) data anticipate the impact of revisions in the following releases:

  • National accounts (industry production and investment): Year ended March 2016 (scheduled for 24 November 2017) 
  • National accounts (income and expenditure): Year ended March 2017 (scheduled for 24 November 2017) 
  • Gross domestic product: September 2017 quarter (scheduled for 21 December 2017)

Note that the data in this paper are broad indications of the revisions that can be expected. These revisions are subject to changes in the final publications.

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Citation
Stats NZ (2017). Preview of 2017 national accounts improvements. Available from www.stats.govt.nz.

ISBN 978-1-98-852842-7 (online)

Published 10 November 2017, updated 15 November 2017, with the following changes:

  • page 5, from 'taking it from 13 quarters to nine quarter'  to 'taking the maximum number of quarters from 13 to nine'
  • page 10, from 'instead of the latest (up to) 13 quarters being based on short-term indicators, from now on, only the latest four to nine quarters will be based on short-term indicators' to 'instead of the latest (up to) 13 quarters being based on short-term indicators only the latest six to nine quarters will ever be based on short-term indicators from now on'.
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