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New Zealand had the 34th lowest tax wedge among the 35 OECD member countries in 2017. The country occupied the same position in 2016. The average single worker in New Zealand faced a tax wedge of 18.1% in 2017 compared with the OECD average of 35.9%.
The 2017 OECD R&D tax incentive country profiles provide detailed information on the design features and cost of tax provisions used by countries to incentivise R&D performance by businesses, reporting on both long-term and recent trends.
Government at a Glance provides a dashboard of key indicators to help you analyse international comparisons of public sector performance.
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The tax-to-GDP ratio in New Zealand decreased by 0.9 percentage points, from 33.0% in 2015 to 32.1% in 2016. The corresponding figures for the OECD average were an increase of 0.3 percentage points from 34.0% to 34.3% over the same period..
These notes present selected country highlights from the OECD Science, Technology and Industry Scoreboard 2017 with a specific focus on digital trends among all themes covered.
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This note presents selected findings based on the set of well-being indicators published in How's Life? 2017.
In real terms, house prices in New Zealand increased more than in any other OECD country between 2010 and 2016.
New Zealand has experienced robust economic growth since 2012, buoyed by record levels of inward migration and strong terms of trade. Employment has expanded vigorously, reversing much of the increase in unemployment since the onset of the global financial crisis.