New Zealand recorded a Current Account deficit of 2.70 percent of the country's Gross Domestic Product in the 2019/2020 fiscal year source: Statistics New Zealand

Current Account to GDP in New Zealand averaged -4.04 percent from 1980 until 2018, reaching an all time high of -0.10 percent in 1988 and a record low of -8.90 percent in 1984. This page provides - New Zealand Current Account to GDP - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Current Account to GDP - values, historical data and charts - was last updated on September of 2021.

Current Account to GDP in New Zealand is expected to reach -2.50 percent by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. In the long-term, the New Zealand Current Account to GDP is projected to trend around -3.00 percent in 2022 and -3.50 percent in 2023, according to our econometric models.

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New Zealand Current Account to GDP

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-2.70 -3.60 -0.10 -8.90 1980 - 2020 percent of GDP Yearly
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New Zealand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -401.82 244.81 1350.34 -1641.63 NZD Million [+]
Current Account -1396.00 -3189.00 2325.00 -6469.00 NZD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.70 -3.60 -0.10 -8.90 percent of GDP [+]
Imports 6156.11 5713.30 6156.11 37.85 NZD Million [+]
Exports 5754.29 5958.11 5958.11 19.68 NZD Million [+]
External Debt 291976.00 287822.00 305121.00 67673.00 NZD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 1526.00 1477.00 1526.00 796.00 points [+]
Capital Flows -277.00 -1891.00 7357.00 -7912.00 NZD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 1717.00 2536.00 4813.00 -7322.00 NZD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 30209.00 51590.00 529255.00 40.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 6.00 4.00 75.00 0.00 SIPRI TIV Million [+]
Terrorism Index 4.34 0.14 4.34 0.00 [+]
Crude Oil Production 9.00 9.00 72.00 6.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Global Dairy Trade Price Index 1.00 4.00 22.60 -14.00 percent [+]


New Zealand Current Account to GDP
The Current account balance as a percent of GDP provides an indication on the level of international competitiveness of a country. Usually, countries recording a strong current account surplus have an economy heavily dependent on exports revenues, with high savings ratings but weak domestic demand. On the other hand, countries recording a current account deficit have strong imports, a low saving rates and high personal consumption rates as a percentage of disposable incomes.