The Treasury provides the Government with strategic policy advice on the New Zealand economy and produces a range of publications incorporating economic and financial data:
- Economic and Fiscal Updates
- Weekly Economic Updates
- Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand
Economic and Fiscal Updates
Economic and Fiscal Updates provide a detailed statement of the Government's financial position including updated economic and fiscal forecasts, analysis of the fiscal position and a summary of specific fiscal risks.
These forecasts are usually published twice each year: the Budget Economic and Fiscal Update (BEFU) is published with other Budget documents in May of each year, and the Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update (HYEFU) is usually produced in December. A Pre-election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) is required to be published prior to a general election.
Current and previous economic and fiscal updates are available on the Treasury website.
For further information and analysis on the Budget, refer to the Budget website.
Weekly Economic Updates
Weekly Economic Updates (WEU) are published on Fridays and summarise key economic data (eg. share market data, GDP and CPI inflation) for the week from sectors such as retail, manufacturing, housing and international trade, as well as key high-frequency indicators that can provide more context on the current economic situation. It also summarises financial market reaction to these data releases.
The WEU will be of interest to those seeking a regular update of developments in the New Zealand economy.
Current and previous WEUs are available on the Treasury website.
Financial Statements of the Government of New Zealand
The Treasury publishes monthly and annual (year-end) financial statements for the government reporting entity. These provide information on the Government's assets and liabilities, revenue and expenses and cash flows.
Current and previous financial statements of the Government of New Zealand are available on the Treasury website.
- New Zealand Government Securities Overview
- Refer to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand for information on monetary policy, financial stability, research, regulation and supervision
- Statistics New Zealand
- The Government’s Investment Statement which outlines the importance of the Crown's balance sheet in delivering public goods and services.