NZX50 Past Percentage Returns table

The year by year returns of the NZX 50 Index, an index representing the 50 largest stocks listed on the New Zealand Exchange.Table of returns for the NZX50.

As of April 2020- the NZX 50 has returned 476% since the year 2002.

Historically, the New Zealand Stock Market (NZX 50) reached an all-time high of 12107.45 in February of 2020- just before COVID 19- which was a 545% return since 2002.

YearOpenCloseGain/LossPercentage
19931565.202188.10622.939.80 %
19942187.601914.20-273.412.50 %
19951914.202419.80235.612.31 %
19962149.802359.60209.89.76 %
19972359.602314.90-44.7-1.89 %
19982314.902065.28-249.6-10.78 %
19992065.282206.69141.46.85 %
20002206.691901.65-305.0-13.82 %
20011901.652053.26151.67.97 %
20022053.261945.39-107.9-5.25 %
20031954.962450.34495.425.34 %
20042450.343064.44614.125.06 %
20053064.443370.51306.19.99%
20063370514055.47685.020.32 %
20074055.474041.39-14-0.35 %
20084041.382715.71-1325.7-32.80 %
20092715.713230.15541.418.94 %
20103230.153309.0378.92.44 %
20113309.033274.71-34.3-1.04 %
20123274.714066.51791.824.18 %
20134066.514737.01670.516.49 %
20144737.015568.28831.317.55 %
20155568.286324.26756.013.58 %
20166324.266881.22557.08.81 %
20176881.228398.081516.922.04 %
20188398.088811.27413.24.92 %
20198811.2711491.902680.630.42%
Average8.83%
Yearly return of the NZX50 (2003- today) and NZSE 40 (1993-2002)- data from Yahoo finance

Average Return for the NZX50

PeriodAverage ReturnRange of Returns
Average 1 year period8.83 %-32.80 % to 39.80 %
Average 5 year period7.36 %-3.01 to 16.12 %
Average 10 year period7.09 %1.80 % to 13.94 %
Average 20 year period7.14 %5.06 % to 9.74 %
Data from Yahoo finance closing value of NZX 50 on 31st December each year.

No return calculations here reflect any dividends paid. Taxes and commissions are also not factored into calculations. This is a table of returns for the NZX50, this does not represent a table of returns for the Smartshares NZ50 ETF as that ETF fund is capped at 5% for anyone holding.

I am only publishing this post as I have found it difficult to find this data my self on occasion and had to calculate it myself. I refer to the NZX50 returns in several of my posts;

So it’s good to be able to reference the table of data.

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