Sector reports series
The Sectors Reports Series and the New Zealand Sectors Dashboard provides up-to-date information on all the industry sectors that make up the New Zealand economy.
Together, the reports and dashboard pull together the most recent official economic data (at the time of publication of each report) and discuss the challenges and opportunities that face New Zealand’s industry sectors.
COVID-19 data resources
MBIE is sourcing, analysing and interpreting a wide range of data for sectors and regions as part of the response to COVID-19. These make use of 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.
The COVID-19 Consumer Spend dashboard(external link) was developed by MBIE to help users understand the impact of COVID-19 on consumer spending in NZ over time. The data comes from Marketview who provide MBIE with the underlying data for the Monthly Regional Tourism Estimates (MRTEs).
The dashboard contains weekly consumer spend data that indicates change in expenditure patterns in the economy, and online spending data sourced from BNZ card holders showing how online spend has changed relative to physical spend (spending in person).
Please take note of the caveats within the dashboard.
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.
MBIE’s estimates of the size and characteristcs of the workforce under COVID-19 Alert Levels Four and Three. Estimates of essental services and those able to work to undertake work from home are provided for breakdowns such as industry, region, gender and ethnicity.
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.
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.
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.
A central source of data about COVID-19 research and funding.
Data on the current state and future bookings in the tourism sector, as part of the response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
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.
New Zealand Sectors Dashboard
The New Zealand Sectors Dashboard is a 1-stop shop for all information about New Zealand's economy by sectors. We update it about 4 times a year.
It brings together a range of economic datasets we produce jointly with Statistics New Zealand into one easy-to-use tool. Information is presented using dynamic graphs and summary tables.
New Zealand Sectors Report 2014
The New Zealand Sectors Report was the first ever comprehensive overview of the economic performance of all the sectors that make up New Zealand’s economy.
Information and Communications Technology
This report profiles New Zealand’s fast growing information technology software and services sector.
IT product and services firms tend to pay higher wages and export more than other ICT firms. They also invest more in R&D than any other industry and play a key role in the digitisation and diversification of New Zealand’s economy.
Through expansion off-shore, they support New Zealand’s integration into global value chains and markets.
The Manufacturing Sector Report 2018 provides a comprehensive picture of New Zealand’s total manufacturing sector, bringing together facts and figures from Statistics New Zealand, commentary and insights from interviews with 30 industry stakeholders, as well as findings from other research.
It focuses on a number of topics including contribution to GDP, employment, labour market and skills, as well as performance in productivity, innovation and exports.
High Tech Manufacturing report
The High Tech Manufacturing Report provides data and analysis on New Zealand's high and medium high technology manufacturers.
Petroleum and Minerals report
The Petroleum and Minerals Report takes and in-depth look into how New Zealand’s petroleum and minerals sector is performing.
The construction report takes an in-depth look into how New Zealand’s construction sector is performing.
Knowledge Intensive Services report
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The Knowledge Intensive Services report takes an in-depth look into a broad and diverse range of New Zealand’s services with varying degrees of knowledge intensity. It includes businesses providing post, telecommunications, finance, insurance, computer systems design, and professional, scientific and technical services.
Small businesses are defined as those with less than 20 employees. They make up 97% of all businesses in New Zealand and make a significant contribution to our economy and society.
The Small Business Sector Report takes an in-depth look at how New Zealand’s small businesses are performing. It will help people better understand the nature of small businesses.
Small Business factsheet
This factsheet is a good reference guide which complements the Small Business Sector Report. It brings together previously released data from a range of Statistics New Zealand business surveys and summarises the results relating to small businesses.
Forestry and wood processing spotlight reports
This series of spotlight reports provides information, insights and an international perspective into New Zealand’s forestry and wood processing sector, with a particular focus on how the sector can increase domestic processing of logs and add value to volume.
Please note these reports are not an official part of the sectors report series, and statements or advice contained within do not necessarily reflect government policy.