PESTLE Insights: New Zealand - Macroeconomic Outlook Report

PESTLE Insights: New Zealand - Macroeconomic Outlook Report


Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury contributed 58.2% to the total New Zealand’s population as of 2017. Auckland remains the most economically active region of the country with 37.5% share of the total GDP of the country.FDI inflows slumped in the third quarter of 2018, caused by a decline in business confidence. Australia remains major provider of FDI inflows, accounting for 52.0% of total FDI stocks in the countryServices remains the major sector accounting for 71.8% of New Zealand’s economy. Services are followed by mining, manufacturing and utilities, which accounted for 22.0% of the economy in 2018.


  • As per World Bank's logistics performance index (LPI), transport and logistic infrastructure in New Zealand has improved over the last two years with an improvement in rank from 37th in 2016 to 15th out of 160 countries in 2018
  • The NZX 50 Index, widely considered a benchmark of the overall performance of stocks listed in the New Zealand Stock Exchange, has exhibited an increasing trend. As of March 15, 2019, the NZX 50 Index stood at 9,473.27, compared to 8,467.33 in March 15, 2018.
Reasons to buy
  • Macroeconomic Outlook Report identifies the potentials of the country as an investment destination by analyzing the political, economic, social, technological, legal and environmental (PESTLE) structure.
  • PESTLE Insights provides 360 degree view of the economy which can be used as a strategic tool to understand the market dynamics, business potentials and direction of operations
  • Along with providing the country’s snapshot, the report captures the risk factors pertaining to the macroeconomic risks, political environment, legal environment, demographic and social structure effectiveness, technology & infrastructure and natural and geographic aspects that might impact business.
  • This report also highlights key clusters/cities which contribute significantly to the country GDP and population along with major companies’ presence in these areas.

List of Exhibits
Did you Know?
Country Highlights
Country Snapshot
PESTLE Insights
Political Landscape
Economic Landscape
Social Landscape
Technological Landscape
Legal Landscape
Environmental Landscape
List of Figures
Exhibit 1: New Zealand’s Performance in terms of its Country Risk Analysis in Comparison to Asia-Pacific and The World
Exhibit 2: Performance Overview (Score: 1-100)
Exhibit 3: Broad Categories and Weights Behind The Index
Exhibit 4: New Zealand Stock Market NZX 50 Index
Exhibit 5: Key Sectors’ Contribution To The Economy (2014–2021f)
Exhibit 6: Net FDI (December 2016 – September 2018) and FDI Inflow and Stock By Country (2017)
Exhibit 7: Key Infrastructure Indicators
Exhibit 8: Real GDP and Household Consumption Growth Rate (2014–2021f)
Exhibit 9: Real GDP Growth Rate Comparison (2018)
Exhibit 10: Export, Import and Trade Balance (2014–2021f)
Exhibit 11: Current Account Balance (2014–2021f)
Exhibit 12: Top Three Commodity Exports, % of Total Exports, 2014–2018
Exhibit 13: Dairy, Eggs, Honey and Edible Products of Animal Origin, % of World Total, 2017
Exhibit 14: Interest Rates (January 2012 – February 2019)
Exhibit 15: Exchange Rate (2014–2021f)
Exhibit 16: Public Finance (2014–2021f)
Exhibit 17: General Government Debt (2014–2021f)
Exhibit 18: Employment/Unemployment (2014–2021f)
Exhibit 19: Average Annual Wages (2014–2021f)
Exhibit 20: Labor Cost Index (2014–2021f)
Exhibit 21: Rural/Urban Share in Total Population (1990, 2000, 2010, 2020f)
Exhibit 22: Age-group Share of Total Population (2000, 2010, 2020f)
Exhibit 23: Gender Split (1990, 2000, 2010, 2020f)
Exhibit 24: Internet Users % of Total Population, Mobile Penetration Rate and Broadband Penetration Rate (2017)
Exhibit 25: Number of Patents Granted Per M Inhabitants, 2018
Exhibit 26: High-technology Exports (% of Manufactured Exports) (2017 or Latest Available Year)
Exhibit 27: Doing Business in New Zealand 2019
Exhibit 28: Corruption Perception Index (Rankings) (2018)
Exhibit 29: CO2 Emissions (2012–2017)

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