NZ Transports Statistics

View annual freight and transport industry statistics from the Ministry of Transport, detailing value and contribution to New Zealand's gross domestic product (GDP).

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Annual Statistics

Annual statistics from the Ministry of Transport present a glowing scorecard for New Zealand's freight and transport industry, which has collectively risen 42.52% in value from 2001 to 2016. Despite the global financial crisis (2007-2008), the industry has only experienced a downturn on two occasions over the past 16 years, in 2006 and 2008.

Please note, all data relates to the Transport, Postal and Warehousing Industry in New Zealand, as defined by the Ministry of Transport.

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Transport Value

Annual industry value ($m) and variance from 2001 to 2016.

NZ Transport Value

Year

$m

Var

Var %

2001

6,785

+ 206

+ 3.13%

2002

7,143

+ 358

+ 5.28%

2003

7,293

+ 150

+ 2.10%

2004

7,799

+ 506

+ 6.94%

2005

8,161

+ 362

+ 4.64%

2006

7,891

- 270

- 3.31%

2007

8,078

+ 187

+ 2.37%

2008

8,324

+ 246

+ 3.05%

2009

7,822

- 502

- 6.03%

2010

8,499

+ 677

+ 8.66%

2011

8,774

+ 275

+ 3.24%

2012

8,854

+ 80

+ 0.91%

2013

8,954

+ 100

+ 1.13%

2014

9,156

+ 202

+ 2.26%

2015

9,349

+ 193

+ 2.11%

2016

9,670

+ 321

+ 3.43%

Average

-

+ 193

+ 2.49%

  • $m - Value in $m
  • Var - Year on year variance in value ($m)
  • Var% - Year on year variance in value as a percent
New Zealand annual transport value ($m)

GDP Contribution

The first column ('Contribution'), represents the percentage contribution of transport and storage industry to national GDP. The second column ('Change'), represents the annual change in the percentage contribution of transport and storage industry to national GDP.

NZ Transport Contribution GDP

Year

Contribution

Change

2001

4.33%

+ 0.03%

2002

4.35%

+ 0.02%

2003

4.26%

- 0.10%

2004

4.35%

+ 0.10%

2005

4.42%

+ 0.06%

2006

4.15%

- 0.26%

2007

4.12%

+ 0.17%

2008

4.24%

- 0.02%

2009

4.04%

- 0.22%

2010

4.32%

+ 0.38%

2011

4.38%

+ 0.09%

2012

4.31%

- 0.01%

2013

4.27%

- 0.10%

2014

4.22%

- 0.03%

2015

4.21%

TBA

2016

4.22%

TBA

Average

4.26%

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  • Contribution - Contribution of transport to GDP
  • Change - Annual change in transport share of GDP
New Zealand annual transport contribution to GDP