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Economic Overview

New Zealand has a small, open economy operating on free market principles. It has a sizable manufacturing and a large services sector complementing a highly efficient export-oriented agricultural sector. New Zealand is also a popular overseas visitor destination, and tourism is an important source of export income. 

Annual overview publication

The Treasury's New Zealand Economic and Financial Overview 2016 (published in April 2016) is a good resource for those wanting an understanding of how New Zealand's economy operates and performs. The overview is updated annually.

Last updated: 
Thursday, 30 June 2016