NZIER Report for Export NZ

The benefits of trade

Key points 
The tradable sector directly and indirectly accounts for $85 billion (43%) of New Zealand’s real GDP and almost three-quarters of a million jobs.  

Trade helps Kiwi households buy higher quantities of goods and services with their wages, and lets them access a wider variety of products.  

The gains to New Zealand households from improved product choice from trade alone come to $3.9 billion, or around $2,300 per household, based on estimates from the literature

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