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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 >>

A return to growth in March - 8 May

Friday, 8 May 2015, 1:33 pm | NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during April 2015, shows total sales in March 2015 increased 22.38% (year on year export sales increased by 26.63% with domestic sales ... More >>

NZMEA appoints new Chief Executive

Tuesday, 21 April 2015, 10:18 am | NZMEA

Dieter Adam, a senior executive with experience in a broad range of international and national commercial and scientific organisations, has been appointed Chief Executive of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). More >>

RBNZ right to suggest tax changes for housing

Wednesday, 15 April 2015, 3:52 pm | NZMEA

In a speech today, Reserve Bank of New Zealand Deputy Governor Grant Spencer suggested fresh consideration is needed on policy to address the tax-preferred status of housing, particularly for investors. We support this call to correct tax imbalances which ... More >>

Broader R&D strategy needed

Monday, 30 March 2015, 2:20 pm | NZMEA

The Research and Development Survey released last week by Statistics New Zealand showed some good news but falling R&D expenditure as a proportion of GDP is of concern – a broader R&D strategy is needed from Government to improve this, ... More >>

Currency damages exporters

Wednesday, 25 March 2015, 12:21 pm | NZMEA

The high New Zealand Dollar continues to hurt our exporters and import competing producers; continued high levels are not sustainable, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA). More >>

 

 

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