New Zealand: Property rights

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 New Zealand

Property rights index (0-100)

 Latest value 88
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2023
 Average 92
 Min - Max 88 - 96
 Source The Heritage Foundation
For that indicator, we provide data for New Zealand from 1996 to 2023. The average value for New Zealand during that period was 92 points with a minimum of 88 points in 2022 and a maximum of 96 points in 2017. The latest value from 2023 is 88 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 180 countries is 54 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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New Zealand - Property rights - recent values

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New Zealand - Property rights - historical chart - 1996-2023

The property rights index for New Zealand from The Heritage Foundation reflects the ability of individuals to accumulate private property, secured by clear laws that are fully enforced by the state. It also measures the likelihood of expropriation in New Zealand as well as the extent of corruption in the judiciary and the enforcement of contracts.
Definition: The property rights index measures the degree to which a country’s laws protect private property rights and the degree to which its government enforces those laws. It also assesses the likelihood that private property will be expropriated and analyzes the independence of the judiciary, the existence of corruption within the judiciary, and the ability of individuals and businesses to enforce contracts. Higher index values denote more certain legal protection of property.

 Related indicators Latest value Reference Measure
 Property rights 88 2023 points
 Freedom from corruption 97 2023 points
 Fiscal freedom 72 2023 points
 Business freedom 89 2023 points
 Labor freedom 72 2023 points
 Monetary freedom 78.70 2023 points
 Trade freedom 90 2023 points
 Investment freedom 70 2023 points
 Financial freedom 80 2023 points
 Economic freedom, overall index 79 2023 index points
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