New Zealand: Investment freedom

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 New Zealand

Investment freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 70
 Year 2024
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2024
 Average 79
 Min - Max 70 - 90
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for New Zealand from 1996 to 2024. The average value for New Zealand during that period was 79 points with a minimum of 70 points in 1996 and a maximum of 90 points in 1999. The latest value from 2024 is 70 points. For comparison, the world average in 2024 based on 175 countries is 56 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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New Zealand - Investment freedom - recent values

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New Zealand - Investment freedom - historical chart - 1996-2024




The Investment Freedom index for New Zealand from The Heritage Foundation measures the restrictions to investment activity both within the country and across borders. A higher score means fewer restrictions.
Definition: The Investment freedom index evaluates a variety of investment restrictions (burdensome bureaucracy, restrictions on land ownership, expropriation of investments without fair compensation, foreign exchange controls, capital control, security problems, a lack of basic investment infrastructure, etc.). Points are deducted from the ideal score of 100 for each of the restrictions found in a country’s investment regime.


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 Property rights 87 2024 points
 Freedom from corruption 96 2024 points
 Fiscal freedom 72 2024 points
 Business freedom 88 2024 points
 Labor freedom 70 2024 points
 Monetary freedom 74.60 2024 points
 Trade freedom 90 2024 points
 Investment freedom 70 2024 points
 Financial freedom 80 2024 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 78 2024 index points
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