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Drop in beef and lamb exports to top markets

Wednesday, 24 August 2016, 11:47 am | Statistics New Zealand

Beef and lamb exports to key markets fell in July, slicing into overall meat exports, Statistics NZ said today. In the month of July 2016, total exports were $4.0 billion and total imports were $4.4 billion. More >>

International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand

Tuesday, 23 August 2016, 12:36 pm | Statistics New Zealand

The latest edition of International Visitor Arrivals to New Zealand (IVA) is now available on the Statistics New Zealand website. More >>

Tackling big data

Monday, 22 August 2016, 3:59 pm | Statistics New Zealand

For the first time, data from an agency outside government, Auckland City Mission, will be included in Statistics New Zealand’s vault of information for researchers. More >>

New Zealand in second place at Rio in medals per capita

Friday, 19 August 2016, 3:11 pm | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand now has 15 medals at the Rio Olympics, putting us in second place for total medals per capita. More >>

Visitor arrivals set a new July record

Friday, 19 August 2016, 10:56 am | Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals numbered 237,900 in July 2016, setting a new July record, Statistics New Zealand said today. Visitor arrivals were up 14 percent from July 2015, due mainly to a 21 percent increase in holiday arrivals. More >>

Unemployment count changes to meet international standards

Thursday, 18 August 2016, 5:09 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Changes to how the unemployed are counted when they look for work online were made to meet international standards, Statistics NZ said today. This week there has been some misunderstanding of the changes, which were first announced on 29 June 2016. More >>

Higher fuel and power push up producer prices

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 11:12 am | Statistics New Zealand

Producer prices rose in the June 2016 quarter, due to higher fuel and electricity prices, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Unemployment down slightly

Wednesday, 17 August 2016, 10:54 am | Statistics New Zealand

This labour market statistics release includes data from the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS), which was delayed from the original publication date of 3 August. The HLFS was recently redeveloped, and the June 2016 quarter results are the first ... More >>

NZ dollar gains amid expectations of strong dairy auction

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 5:34 pm | Statistics New Zealand

The New Zealand dollar gained along with other commodity-linked currencies as prices of raw materials rose and traders speculated the dairy auction tonight will deliver another strong gain for whole milk powder. More >>

Government Statistician responds to Grant Robertson

Tuesday, 16 August 2016, 4:13 pm | Statistics New Zealand

The following response to the media statement today by Grant Robertson MP can be attributed to Government Statistician Liz MacPherson. More >>

Medals per capita – our alternative Olympic rankings

Monday, 15 August 2016, 2:56 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Medals per capita – our alternative Olympic rankings New Zealand moves to top of the per capita medals table at Rio – Media advisory More >>

Retail spending hums along in June

Friday, 12 August 2016, 11:48 am | Statistics New Zealand

Robust spending in most of the retail trade industries has boosted total sales for the June 2016 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. A strong increase this quarter follows a more subdued rise in the March 2016 quarter. More >>

Largest population growth ever

Friday, 12 August 2016, 11:43 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand's population grew by 97,300, or 2.1 percent, in the year ended June 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the largest annual increase ever. New Zealand’s estimated resident population was 4.69 million at 30 June 2016. More >>

Cost of dairy products continues to fall

Thursday, 11 August 2016, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

Food prices decreased 1.3 percent in the year to July 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. This follows a decrease of 0.5 percent in the year to June 2016. More >>

Guest nights rebound in June

Wednesday, 10 August 2016, 11:22 am | Statistics New Zealand

For June 2016 compared with June last year, domestic guest nights in the North Island rose 13.9 percent, following a 5.7 percent fall in May. Total national guest nights for June 2016 were up 11.9 percent from June 2015, with North Island domestic guest ... More >>

Hospitality spending up; fuel down

Tuesday, 9 August 2016, 12:19 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Total retail spending using electronic cards was $4.8 billion in July 2016, up $267 million (5.8 percent) from July 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. The largest increase was in the hospitality industry, up $139 million (18 percent), while the ... More >>

Medals per capita – our alternative Olympic rankings

Friday, 5 August 2016, 12:01 pm | Statistics New Zealand

The Rio Olympic Games begin on 5 August, and Statistics NZ will again rank New Zealand’s medal tally based on our population. More >>

Pokémon per person peaks in Dunedin

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 11:41 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s Pokémon population is currently in excess of 446,000 a day, according to Statistics New Zealand. Around 6,200 Pokémon are active across the country at any given moment. More >>

Jobs grow strongly, while wage rises remain subdued

Wednesday, 3 August 2016, 11:17 am | Statistics New Zealand

Job numbers rose a strong 3.1 percent in the year to the June 2016 quarter (as measured by the QES), driven in part by accommodation and food services, construction, and health services. This compares with a 2.2 percent increase in filled jobs in the ... More >>

Household Labour Force Survey release delayed

Friday, 29 July 2016, 3:28 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) data, which was due to be published on 3 August as part of the Labour Market Statistics: June 2016 quarter release, has been delayed for two weeks until 17 August, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>



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