Expenditure on product development and related activities by New Zealand businesses

2009–2015, % of total product development expenditure

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Limitations of the data

The Business Operations Survey results are subject to measurement errors, including both non-sample and sample errors. These errors should be considered when analysing the results from the survey.


The target population for the Business Operations Survey was live enterprise units on Statistics NZ’s Business Frame that were economically significant enterprises, had six or more employees and had been operating for one year or more.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Business Operations Survey 2015



How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'Business Operations Survey: 2015 – tables' from the box to the right0-hand side of the page.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Business Operations Survey 2015

From the dataset Business Operations Survey 2015, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: Table 8
  • Range: C9:F14
  • Provided: 20 data points

This data forms the table Innovation - Product development and related activities expenditure by innovation type 2009–2015.

Dataset originally released on:

April 06, 2016

About this dataset

For New Zealand's economic performance to be measured against initiatives aimed at increasing economic growth, we need to collect data on a variety of measures.

Because of the large range of data needed, Statistics NZ developed an integrated, modular survey – the Business Operations Survey – to collect the required information and minimise the reporting load for New Zealand businesses. The survey was designed to include a range of ‘modules’ and has been run annually by Statistics NZ since 2005.

The Business Operations Survey is a postal survey. We made initial contact with key and/or complex businesses in the survey by telephone, before the mail-out, to determine who to direct the survey to. For all other businesses, we addressed the survey form to the managing director. The survey is posted out in August and collects information for the last financial year for which the business has data available at that point.