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Education buildings top of the class

Friday, 5 February 2016, 1:05 pm | Statistics New Zealand

The value of building consents for education buildings increased strongly in 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Unemployment rate falls to 5.3 percent

Wednesday, 3 February 2016, 10:58 am | Statistics New Zealand

The unemployment rate fell to 5.3 percent in the December 2015 quarter (from 6.0 percent), Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the lowest unemployment rate since March 2009. There were 16,000 fewer people unemployed than in the September ... More >>

Visitor arrivals continue to break records

Monday, 1 February 2016, 12:00 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand numbered 444,900 in December 2015, the highest-ever monthly figure, Statistics New Zealand said today. The biggest increase was in visitors from China, up 11,000 (43 percent) from December 2014. More >>

Dwelling consents grow in 2015

Friday, 29 January 2016, 11:52 am | Statistics New Zealand

Building consents for new dwellings continued to increase in 2015, although not as strongly as in the previous three years, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Annual goods imports reach new high in 2015

Thursday, 28 January 2016, 10:50 am | Statistics New Zealand

In December 2015 the value of imported goods was $52.5 billion, a new high for a calendar year, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is up $1.3 billion (2.5 percent) from the December 2014 year. The rise occurred despite a fall of $2.5 billion in ... More >>

Household Labour Force Survey

Wednesday, 27 January 2016, 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 >>

CPI shows smallest annual increase since September 1999

Wednesday, 20 January 2016, 11:21 am | Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) increased 0.1 percent in the year to the December 2015 quarter, following a 0.4 percent increase in the year to the September 2015 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The previous smallest annual movement ... More >>

Guest nights rise in November

Tuesday, 19 January 2016, 11:02 am | Statistics New Zealand

National guest nights for November 2015 were 4.6 percent higher than in November 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Largest annual fall in food prices since 2012

Friday, 15 January 2016, 11:03 am | Statistics New Zealand

In the year to December 2015 food prices decreased 1.3 percent, influenced by lower prices for grocery foods, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the largest annual fall since July 2012. More >>

Retail card spending exceeds $6 billion for the first time

Thursday, 14 January 2016, 10:54 am | Statistics New Zealand

Retail spending using electronic cards reached $6.0 billion in December 2015, up $304 million (5.3 percent) from December 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is the highest-ever monthly figure. More >>

Dwelling and Household Estimates

Monday, 11 January 2016, 11:11 am | Statistics New Zealand

Dwelling and Household Estimates provide estimates of all private dwellings in New Zealand at a given date, and estimates of all households usually living in New Zealand at a given date. More >>

Dwelling consents reach 10-year high

Monday, 11 January 2016, 11:08 am | Statistics New Zealand

The number of new dwellings consented reached a 10-year high in November 2015, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Imports rise in November 2015

Wednesday, 23 December 2015, 11:37 am | Statistics New Zealand

The value of total goods imported was $4.9 billion in November 2015, up $535 million (12 percent) from November 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Christchurch retail spending strengthens

Tuesday, 22 December 2015, 12:37 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Growth in Christchurch city's retail spending continues to strengthen against the national level, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Increase in visitor arrivals driven by China

Monday, 21 December 2015, 11:11 am | Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand numbered 300,500 in November 2015, up 11 percent from November 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. The biggest increase was in visitors from China, up 9,600 (35 percent) from November last year. More >>

Service industries and manufacturing lift GDP growth

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 11:14 am | Statistics New Zealand

The New Zealand economy grew 0.9 percent in the September 2015 quarter, following an increase of 0.3 percent in June, Statistics New Zealand said today. The September quarter increase was driven by growth in the service industries and manufacturing. More >>

Slower labour force growth in the long term

Thursday, 17 December 2015, 11:09 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand's labour force is projected to keep growing, driven by an increasing population and people working into older ages, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Overseas visitors drive fall in current account deficit

Wednesday, 16 December 2015, 11:28 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s seasonally adjusted current account balance was a deficit of $1.8 billion in the September 2015 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is down $332 million from the June 2015 quarter. A rise in export earnings outweighed ... More >>

Number of dairy cattle drops for first time since 2005

Tuesday, 15 December 2015, 11:00 am | Statistics New Zealand

The number of dairy cattle has dropped for the first time since 2005, Statistics New Zealand said today. Latest figures show a total of 6.4 million dairy cattle at the end of June 2015. More >>

Lower food prices in the year to November

Friday, 11 December 2015, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

In the year to November 2015 food prices decreased 0.2 percent, influenced by lower prices for grocery foods, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

 

 

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