Story: Investment

Private and public investment 1972–2007 (1st of 2)

Private and public investment 1972–2007

The top graph shows the much faster growth of private investment over public investment in the two decades after the mid 1980s. The bottom graph presents this trend directly by showing the proportion of private investment to all investment during those years. By the mid-1990s over 85% of the investment was private, although this dropped in the new millennium, following the different policies of the Labour government which invested in public assets such as hospitals.

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How to cite this page:

Brent Layton, 'Investment - Public and private investment after 1980', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 29 March 2023)

Story by Brent Layton, published 11 Mar 2010