Story: Spending in the economy

National expenditure, 1988 and 2008 (1st of 2)

National expenditure, 1988 and 2008

This is a simplified summary of total gross national expenditure for the 12 months ending in March 1988, and in 2008. The size of the second pie equates to growth in total spending in real terms. To allow a valid comparison over the two decades, the 1987/88 data has been adjusted to 2007/8 values.

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Paul Dalziel, 'Spending in the economy - Spending and investing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 1 July 2022)

Story by Paul Dalziel, published 11 Mar 2010, updated 16 Sep 2016