Kiwifruit monthly exports soar to new high

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Kiwifruit exports rose $197 million (82 percent) in April 2018 compared with April 2017, to reach $438 million, Stats NZ said today. This is a new high for any month. Read more »

Government to undertake urgent algorithm stocktake

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Government Digital Services Clare Curran and Statistics Minister James Shaw have announced a project to assess how government agencies use algorithms to analyse peoples data, to ensure transparency and fairness in decisions that affect … Read more »

Visitor numbers down, but arrivals from China grow

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

In the April 2018 month, visitor arrivals fell 28,000 to 283,900, compared with April last year, Stats NZ said today. As reported in International travel and migration: April 2018 , this fall was due to a record April month last year and seasonal changes … Read more »

Autumn recovery in lifestyle property sales

Press Release – REINZ

Autumn Recovery Data released today by the Real Estate Institute of New Zealand (REINZ) shows there were 205 more lifestyle property sales (11.9%) for the three months ended April 2018 than for the three months ended March 2018. Overall, there … Read more »

Electronics spending up, clothing falls in March quarter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Consumers spent more on electronics and appliances, but less on clothing and footwear in the March 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Visitor arrivals cool off in April

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals fell 28,000 to 283,900 in April 2018, compared with the same month last year, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

More migrants head back overseas

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration is down 4,800 from a high point a year ago, largely because more non-New Zealand citizens are leaving the country, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Stats NZ counts Kiwi couples in and out of love

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

With 3 billion people expected to watch the Royal Wedding at Windsor this weekend, Stats NZ is trumpeting figures on how Kiwi couples celebrate their love. Read more »

New interactive map offers insights into regional spending

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Stats NZ has launched an interactive map that allows users to explore patterns of retail spending around the country. Read more »

NZ producer input, output prices rise in 1Q – dairy/fuel up

Article – BusinessDesk

May 17 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand producer input and output prices rose in the first quarter, lifted by increasing fuel and dairy prices. Read more »

Extra Stats NZ funding will improve child poverty data

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders can expect to see a clearer picture of child poverty as thousands more people are asked about how they are getting by, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Job growth boosted by community services and healthcare

Press Release – SEEK

SEEK job ads up 16.5 per cent in April compared to this time last year Mining and Community Service sectors experience highest growth rates Rise of regional healthcare jobs across Australia Read more »

Dairy and fuel push producer prices up

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Falling prices for dairy products and higher fuel costs have nudged producer input and output prices up, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Jobs advertisements rise slightly in April 2018

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The number of online job advertisements rose by 1.1 per cent in the month of April 2018 and 7.9 per cent over the year, according to the latest Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) Jobs Online monthly data release. Read more »

New Zealand abridged period life table: 2015–17 (final)

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Life tables are a basic demographic tool for analysing mortality and survival. They show death and survivorship rates at each age of life. See New Zealand abridged period life table: 201517 (final) on our website or download the attached Excel table … Read more »

Cigarettes spark inflation for most household groups

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Price rises for cigarettes and tobacco had the largest impact on inflation for most household groups in the March 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

Takeaway and tomato prices up, but chicken cheaper

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Takeaway food and tomato prices rose in April, but chicken was the cheapest it has been in over 10 years, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

BNZ BusinessNZ PMI – April 2018

Press Release – Business New Zealand

New Zealand’s level of manufacturing expansion experienced a boost in April, according to the BNZ – BusinessNZ Performance of Manufacturing Index (PMI). The seasonally adjusted PMI for April was 58.9 (a PMI reading above 50.0 indicates that manufacturing … Read more »

MBIE’s latest territorial authority GDP estimates

Press Release – Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment

The latest release of MBIEs experimental Modelled Territorial Authority Gross Domestic Product (MTAGDP) estimates shows growth in 64 out of 66 territorial authorities in the year to March 2017. The MTAGDP series aligns with StatsNZs Regional GDP … Read more »

Holiday parks hopping for early Easter

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

An early Easter helped lift holiday park guest nights by 25 percent in March 2018 there were 188,000 more guest nights than the same month in 2017, Stats NZ said today. Read more »

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