COVID-19 economic data - pre-August 2021

MBIE is sourcing, analysing and interpreting a wide range of data for sectors and regions as part of the response to COVID-19.

MBIE's analysis and interpretation uses historical data to understand context as well as incorporating novel data sources available in real time. A range of resources are compiled to support policy advice and monitoring and provide the evidence base for the recovery phase.

Resources linked here will be the latest available and updated as new information comes to hand and efforts allow.


The Construction factsheet presents insights into the impacts of COVID-19 and future outlook of the construction sector. It brings together and summarises a range of publicly available data in one place. The broad themes in this 3-4 page snapshot are Workforce, Construction enterprises, Activity, and Outlook.


A range of real time data is summarised in the Energy factsheet and presents information on electricity demand, oil stocks, retail fuel and gas use and production.

Energy factsheet 19 August to 27 September 2020 [PDF, 1.2 MB]

Estimating Labour Market Activity post COVID-19

A one-off report that outlines a model for considering the impacts of COVID-19 on labour supply and demand in regions and industries in NZ during 2021. The model describes plausible potential estimates of employment, unemployment and labour market participation, based on three different COVID-related scenarios.

Read the report; and access the tool and user guide

Labour market fact sheet

The monthly labour market fact sheet summarises high-frequency and timely data and surveys with a focus around the impact of COVID-19 on the labour market. It covers filled jobs, benefit recipients, COVID-19 wage subsidy and some survey results.

Monthly labour market fact sheet


The Manufacturing factsheet presents novel and existing data sources to provide information on manufacturing's contribution to the New Zealand economy and workforce. This covers trade flows, workforce and essential services, sector performance and outlook, and the interlinkages of manufacturing across the economy.

Manufacturing factsheet [PDF, 382 KB]


These factsheets provide insight into New Zealand’s COVID-19 response at a regional council level. They combine existing data sources with new and novel data to both illustrate how each region may be vulnerable to the economic impact of COVID-19, and to track how each region is recovering.

Regional factsheets(external link)


A range of real time data is combined with historical data to understand the transport sector for the Transport factsheet. This presents novel and existing data sources to provide information on workforce and essential services, trade flows, vehicle traffic, and connections for transport across the economy.

Transport factsheet [PDF, 287 KB]

Last updated: 07 October 2021