Annual net migration down 7,400 from peak in 2017

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration eased slightly to 65,000 in the June 2018 year, as fewer migrants arrived and more left, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Visitor numbers retreat in June

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The number of visitors to New Zealand in June 2018 was 212,200, down 17,800 from June 2017, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

NZ dollar gains after RBNZ’s inflation gauge accelerates

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar rose across the board after an inflation gauge published by the Reserve Bank accelerated at its fastest pace in seven years, easing concerns about a possible rate cut. Read more »

NZ June qtr inflation just below forecast

Article – BusinessDesk

July 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand second-quarter inflation was slightly lower than economists had expected but in line with central bank forecasts as housing-related prices continue to push higher. Read more »

Inflation is still low, but headed higher

Press Release – Kiwibank

It might have been cheaper to upgrade the car, just less so to add to the house. Key Points Food, alcohol, construction, and rents all surprised slightly on the high-side. Petrol rose, and will rise some more. Used cars were heavily discounted. … Read more »

Housing costs lead annual 1.5 percent inflation

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) inflation rate was 1.5 percent in the June 2018 year, mainly influenced by higher prices for housing, Stats NZ said today. This follows a 1.1 percent annual inflation rate in the March 2018 year. Read more »

2018 Census will deliver reliable data for New Zealand

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders can be confident the 2018 Census will produce accurate and high-quality data which can be relied on by communities and decision-makers, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Seeing the big picture on travel

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders will be able to easily create simple graphs showing international travel trends, with the launch of a new online tool for tourism and migration figures, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Takeaway prices on the rise

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Higher prices for takeaway foods and restaurant meals pushed the food price index up 0.2 percent in the year to June 2018, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Serious questions after census shambles

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Stats NZs admission that over 400,000 New Zealanders were not counted in this years census raises serious questions for the Government to answer, Nationals spokesperson for State Services Nick Smith says. Read more »

Guest nights up 1.6 percent in May

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Over 2.5 million nights were spent in commercial accommodation in May 2018, Stats NZ said today. This number is up 1.6 percent from May 2017. Read more »

Update on release of 2018 Census data

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Stats NZ has revised the date for first release of census information from October 2018 to March 2019. Read more »

Card spending up across the board in the June month

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Consumers spent more across all industries in June, from food and drink to petrol, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Dwelling and household estimates: June 2018 quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Dwelling and household estimates provide estimates of all private dwellings in New Zealand at a given date, and estimates of all households usually living in New Zealand at a given date. Read more »

Shrinking profitability in business surveys sounds warning

Article – BusinessDesk

July 4 (BusinessDesk) – Storm clouds may be gathering for the upcoming corporate earnings season as business confidence hits a seven-year low and almost a third of companies said profits shrank in the June quarter. Read more »

Equality at work is improving but at a glacial pace

Press Release – Human Rights Commission

Women continue to feature in negative labour market indicators according to a new report from the Human Rights Commission. Read more »

Highest building consent levels in 44 years

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The first five months of 2018 have seen the highest number of building consents issued for new homes since 1974, according to new statistics , Minister of Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford says. Read more »

Agriculture sector salary increases

Press Release – Federated Farmers

After little movement in wages in recent years, people working in primary industries have made gains in what they earn according to the latest Federated Farmers Rabobank Remuneration Survey. Read more »

Rising property prices boost household assets

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Rising property prices from 2013 to 2016 boosted the New Zealand household sectors assets by $184 billion, Stats NZ said today. The sectors net worth reached $1,312 billion in March 2016. Read more »

Lamb exports set new record

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

The value of lamb exports hit a new record of $369 million in May 2018, Stats NZ said today. Higher prices and more quantities of lamb exported boosted this months level. The previous high for lamb exports was $340 million in February 2009. Read more »

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