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Export comparisons

Export comparisons

Measuring economic growth or ‘progress’ in the 19th century was done using proxy measures such as growth in export volumes. In this case comparisons are made in exports of sheep and cattle products over a nine-year period. All exports except sheepskins show increases in volumes. The revenue earned is not shown, though in most instances it must have increased.

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Reference: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1898, p. 335

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Gary Hawke, 'Economic thought - Measuring progress', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 July 2024)

Story by Gary Hawke, published 11 Mar 2010