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of Plenty and Tasman/Nelson lead regional GDP increases before COVID-19
– Media release

25 March 2021

Boosted by construction and property operation,
Bay of Plenty and Tasman/Nelson had the largest regional gross domestic
product (GDP) increases in the year to March 2020, both rising 6.1 percent,
Stats NZ said today.

Auckland’s regional GDP increase was the
third largest at 5.9 percent, followed by Wellington with 5.8 percent.
Auckland is by far New Zealand’s largest regional economy, contributing
37.9 percent of national GDP.

The West Coast, a significant coal-mining
region, remains the smallest regional economy, contributing 0.6 percent
of national GDP. It was also the only region of 15 to experience a decline
in regional GDP (-1.4 percent).

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