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Stay on the downward trend

Wednesday, 27 April 2016, 11:45 am | NZMEA

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand should move to continue to lower the OCR in response to continued low inflation and a high exchange rate, as well as continuing to implement financial stability measures in mortgage lending, say the New Zealand Manufacturers ... More >>

Better testing of imports needed - 14 March

Monday, 14 March 2016, 1:39 pm | NZMEA

Today’s reports of low quality imports of plumbing products into New Zealand highlight a wider issue of lacking or insufficient standards, testing and enforcement of the quality of imported goods, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association ... More >>

RBNZ make the right call - 10 March

Thursday, 10 March 2016, 1:05 pm | NZMEA

Manufacturers and exporters welcome the decision by the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) this morning to cut the OCR to 2.25%, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). More >>

Growth for manufacturing exporters in 2015

Thursday, 3 March 2016, 11:31 am | NZMEA

Data released by Statistics New Zealand yesterday reflected the improvements felt by much of the manufacturing and exporting sector in 2015 compared to the previous year, with increases across a number of high-value manufactured export categories, ... More >>

Currency remains uncomfortably high

Wednesday, 17 February 2016, 11:55 am | NZMEA

While the New Zealand Dollar (NZD) has fallen back from record highs, it remains uncomfortably high for manufacturers and exporters, particularly against the Australian Dollar (AUD), say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). More >>

Domestic manufacturing sales robust, but weaker exports

Friday, 5 February 2016, 11:07 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during January 2016, shows total sales in December 2015 decreased 2.84% (year on year export sales decreased by 10.76% with domestic ... More >>

Manufacturing growth helps pick up the slack

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 2:06 pm | NZMEA

Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures released today by Statistics New Zealand showed growth in the manufacturing sector of 2.8% on the previous quarter. The manufacturing sector is showing some strength and helping to pick up some of the economic slack ... More >>

Climate deal presents opportunities for manufacturers

Monday, 14 December 2015, 1:55 pm | NZMEA

The New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association welcome the Paris Climate Agreement as a critical step forward in addressing climate change. This will help the push to develop policies and technologies that will ensure emissions reductions ... More >>

Manufacturing shows growth - 8 December

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 1:05 pm | NZMEA

Today’s release of the Economic Survey of Manufacturing by Statistics New Zealand showed solid growth in the manufacturing sector, with all manufacturing sales values increasing 4.2% on the previous quarter, and sales of manufacturing excluding meat ... More >>

Market conditions still a challenge - 4 December

Friday, 4 December 2015, 11:16 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during November 2015, shows total sales in October 2015 decreased 5.70% (year on year export sales decreased by 8.25% with domestic ... More >>

Conditions remain volatile for manufacturers

Friday, 6 November 2015, 10:43 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during October 2015, shows total sales in September 2015 increased 3.28% (year on year export sales increased by 0.06% with domestic ... More >>

RBNZ holds OCR, challenges remain - 29 October

Thursday, 29 October 2015, 1:32 pm | NZMEA

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) chose to hold the OCR at 2.75% today, though signalling further reductions may be required to reach their inflation target. Economic risks remain, and continued work from Government and business is needed to rebalance ... More >>

Exports down, forecast remains stable - 1 October

Thursday, 1 October 2015, 11:43 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during September 2015, shows total sales in August 2015 decreased 7.57% (year on year export sales decreased 3.18% with domestic sales ... More >>

Exports sales boosted in July - 4 September

Friday, 4 September 2015, 11:44 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during August 2015, shows total sales in July 2015 increased 2.48% (year on year export sales increased by 4.70% with domestic sales ... More >>

Sales bounce back but still in the red

Friday, 7 August 2015, 10:15 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during July 2015, shows total sales in June 2015 decreased 6.42% (year on year export sales decreased by 11.49% with domestic sales decreasing ... More >>

Immigration changes a good step, but growth strategy needed

Monday, 27 July 2015, 3:05 pm | NZMEA

The Government’s immigration changes to encourage more skills and entrepreneurs to the regions is a good step forward and will help address regional skill shortages. However, a wider regional growth strategy is needed to bring new life and sustainable ... More >>

Keep the interest rate cuts coming - 16 July

Thursday, 16 July 2015, 2:53 pm | NZMEA

Today’s inflation release by Statistics New Zealand showed a Consumer Price Index (CPI) increase of 0.3% annually and 0.4% on last quarter; inflation continues to come in at well below the Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s (RBNZ) target band of 1% ... More >>

Manufacturing sales make a turn in May

Friday, 3 July 2015, 11:15 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during June 2015, shows total sales in May 2015 decreased 9.13% (year on year export sales decreased by 7.59% with domestic sales decreasing ... More >>

Manufacturers and exporters welcome interest rate cut

Thursday, 11 June 2015, 2:23 pm | NZMEA

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) cut the OCR today to 3.25%, reflecting low inflation, weakening demand, low commodity prices and a high exchange rate. This is welcome news for manufacturers and exporters, as it will help to bring New Zealand's ... More >>

Growth continues in April - 5 June

Friday, 5 June 2015, 10:11 am | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during May 2015, shows total sales in April 2015 increased 14.08% (year on year export sales increased by 17.06% with domestic sales increasing ... More >>

 

 

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