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Building activity value reaches new high

Thursday, 3 September 2015, 10:51 am | Statistics New Zealand

Over $4 billion worth of building work was put in place in the June 2015 quarter, up nearly 8 percent on the June 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This was the highest quarterly value recorded in the 50 years since the series began, ... More >>

Dairy and travel still our largest export earners

Wednesday, 2 September 2015, 11:07 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand earned $2.3 billion more from exports than we spent on imports during the year ended June 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Dairy lifts terms of trade in June quarter

Tuesday, 1 September 2015, 11:03 am | Statistics New Zealand

The merchandise (goods) terms of trade rose 1.3 percent in the June 2015 quarter, due to export prices rising more than import prices, Statistics New Zealand said today. This rise follows a 1.2 percent rise in the March quarter. More >>

New dwelling consents hit 10-year high

Monday, 31 August 2015, 11:25 am | Statistics New Zealand

There were 2,824 new dwellings consented nationally in July 2015, up 24 percent compared with July 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. "This was the highest number of new dwellings consented in a month since March 2005," business indicators manager ... More >>

Agriculture leads business profit growth in 2014

Friday, 28 August 2015, 10:52 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand businesses' total operating profit before tax was up $4.1 billion (7 percent) in the 2014 financial year, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Fruit and meat lead rise in July exports

Wednesday, 26 August 2015, 10:49 am | Statistics New Zealand

The value of total goods exported was $4.2 billion in July 2015, up $514 million (14 percent) compared with July 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Fruit exports led the rise, up 51 percent ($105 million) to $311 million. The value of total goods ... More >>

Overseas visitors hit 3 million milestone

Friday, 21 August 2015, 11:20 am | Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand surpassed 3 million for the first time in the July 2015 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. The record-breaking 3,002,982 visitors this year was 7 percent higher than the July 2014 year. More >>

Kai time keeps Kiwis connected

Friday, 21 August 2015, 11:00 am | Statistics New Zealand

Nearly half of us get along very well with the people we live with, but one-third of Kiwis say they don’t get enough quality time together, Statistics New Zealand said today. Sharing meals helps. More >>

Lower farm-gate milk prices lead to lower producer prices

Wednesday, 19 August 2015, 1:39 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Producer prices fell in the June 2015 quarter, due to lower farm-gate milk prices, Statistics New Zealand said today. Prices received (as measured by the output producers price index (PPI)) and paid (as measured by the input PPI), both fell in the June ... More >>

Slower sales growth for retailers in June quarter

Friday, 14 August 2015, 11:02 am | Statistics New Zealand

Retail sales growth eased in the June 2015 quarter after big gains in recent quarters, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Population growth outpaces Australia's

Friday, 14 August 2015, 10:52 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand's population is growing at its fastest rate for over a decade, and is exceeding Australia's growth rate, according to new estimates released by Statistics New Zealand today. More >>

Food prices up 1.2 percent in year to July

Thursday, 13 August 2015, 10:56 am | Statistics New Zealand

In the year to July 2015, food prices increased 1.2 percent. This follows a decrease of 0.1 percent in the year to June and 0.8 percent in the year to May. More >>

Guest nights in June boosted by international visitors

Wednesday, 12 August 2015, 10:58 am | Statistics New Zealand

National guest nights for June 2015 were 3.1 percent higher than in June 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Retail card spending up in July

Tuesday, 11 August 2015, 11:35 am | Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending using electronic cards was $4.6 billion in July 2015, up $244 million (5.6 percent) from July 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Unemployment up slightly at 5.9 percent

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 10:59 am | Statistics New Zealand

The unemployment rate increased to 5.9 percent in the June 2015 quarter (up from 5.8 percent), Statistics New Zealand said today. At the same time, there were 7,000 more people employed over the quarter (up 0.3 percent). More >>

Civil Unions and Marriages

Wednesday, 5 August 2015, 10:57 am | Statistics New Zealand

This release provides provisional statistics about civil unions and marriages registered in New Zealand. See Civil Unions and Marriages: June 2015 quarter (provisional) on our website or download the attached Excel table for the latest statistics. More >>

Over 12,000 new homes consented in first half of 2015

Thursday, 30 July 2015, 10:57 am | Statistics New Zealand

More homes were consented in the first six months of 2015 than a year previously, Statistics New Zealand said today. Between January and June 2015, 12,057 new dwellings, worth almost $4 billion, were consented. More >>

Household Labour Force Survey

Wednesday, 29 July 2015, 10:52 am | Statistics New Zealand

These tables provide the working-age population estimate of the usually resident, non-institutionalised, civilian population of New Zealand aged 15 years and over. This estimate is the benchmark figure for the number of people in the labour market ... More >>

Life expectancy increasing in all New Zealand regions

Tuesday, 28 July 2015, 10:57 am | Statistics New Zealand

Life expectancy at birth has increased in all regions since 2005–07, with Hawke's Bay increasing the most, Statistics New Zealand said today. Life expectancy at birth was highest for females in the Tasman region (84.1 years) and males in the Auckland ... More >>

Annual fruit exports hit $2 billion for first time

Monday, 27 July 2015, 10:54 am | Statistics New Zealand

The annual value of fruit exports reached an all-time high of $2 billion in the year ended June 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

 

 

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