New Zealand’s gross domestic product was down 2.2 percent on year in the third quarter of 2020, Statistics New Zealand said on Thursday.
That missed expectations for a decline of 1.3 percent following the 12.4 percent annual drop in the three months prior.
On a quarterly basis, GDP surged a record 14.0 percent – exceeding expectations for an increase of 13.5 percent after tumbling 12.2 percent in the previous three months.
The service industries rose 11.1 percent on quarter, while goods-producing industries surged 26.0 percent and primary industries were up 4.6 percent.
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