Economic trends in the New Zealand screen sector – February 2024

Cover image: Economic trends in the New Zealand screen sector 2024This is the web version of the latest 'Economic trends in the New Zealand screen sector' report.

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This second edition of MBIE’s 'Economic Trends in the New Zealand Screen Sector' report makes use of Stats NZ’s Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) and Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI). The use of these databases has allowed Nicholson Consulting and MBIE to produce a richer set of statistics in this edition.

MBIE is seeking feedback from users about the usefulness of data presented in this report. We are seeking to understand areas where these data have met users’ needs and suggestions on where further work can be done in later editions.

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The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) commissioned this report. Nicholson Consulting carried out the development of the code base in the Integrated Data Infrastructure, the data analysis, and the interpretation with collaboration from MBIE. MBIE and Nicholson Consulting co-authored the report.

Microdata disclaimer

Access to the data used in this study was provided by Stats NZ under conditions designed to give effect to the security and confidentiality provisions of the 'Data and Statistics Act 2022'. The results presented in this study are the work of the author, not Stats NZ or individual data suppliers. These results are not official statistics. They have been created for research purposes from the Integrated Data Infrastructure (IDI) and Longitudinal Business Database (LBD) which are carefully managed by Stats NZ. For more information about the IDI and LBD please visit:

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The results are based in part on tax data supplied by Inland Revenue to Stats NZ under the 'Tax Administration Act 1994' for statistical purposes. Any discussion of data limitations or weaknesses is in the context of using the IDI for statistical purposes and is not related to the data’s ability to support Inland Revenue’s core operational requirements.