New Zealand's place in the world - NZIER Public Discussion Paper 2021/1

10 June 2021

COVID-19 has disrupted international supply chains, drastically reduced the global movement of people and caused a dramatic, unprecedented but luckily temporary fall in world trade. Global merchandise trade recorded its largest ever one-period decline in the second quarter of 2020, falling 14·3% compared with the previous period. This event has accentuated the slowdown in international economic integration (so-called peak globalisation) in the decade since the global financial crisis.

A newly released NZIER working paper highlights how New Zealand’s place in the world – including flows in trade, people, capital, and ideas – continues to change.

The working paper can be read here.

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