Current account

The Balance of Payments (BoP) statistics set out a country’s transactions with the rest of the world. The current account records New Zealand's transactions in goods, services, income, and current transfers with the rest of the world.More simply, the current account measures what a country earns offshore minus what it spends offshore. Data is available from 1998.

Data for the graph below is available in a spreadsheet containing all key graph data (XLSX <200KB).

Current account balance as a percentage of GDP

Key graph: current account balance

BoP statistics are compiled and published by Stats NZ.

Data from 1998 is available in the key graph data file.