New Zealand: Trade freedom

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 New Zealand

Trade freedom index (0-100)

 Latest value 90
 Year 2023
 Measure points
 Data availability 1996 - 2023
 Average 84
 Min - Max 77 - 92
 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 84 points with a minimum of 77 points in 1999 and a maximum of 92 points in 2019. The latest value from 2023 is 90 points. For comparison, the world average in 2023 based on 175 countries is 70 points. See the global rankings for that indicator or use the country comparator to compare trends over time.
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New Zealand - Trade freedom - recent values

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New Zealand - Trade freedom - historical chart - 1996-2023




The Trade Freedom index for New Zealand measures the absence of tariffs and other barriers that affect the international trade of goods and services.
Definition: The Trade freedom index is based on two indicators: the trade-weighted average tariff rate and non-tariff barriers (including quantity, price, regulatory, customs and investment restrictions, and direct government intervention).


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 Property rights 88 2023 points
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 Labor freedom 72 2023 points
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 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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