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CPI increases 0.3 percent in March quarter

Wednesday, 16 April 2014, 10:53 am | Statistics New Zealand

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.3 percent in the March 2014 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. Higher tobacco and housing prices were partly countered by seasonally cheaper international air fares, vegetables, and package holidays. More >>

Number of overseas-born tops 1 million, 2013 Census shows

Tuesday, 15 April 2014, 12:59 pm | Statistics New Zealand

The number of New Zealanders who were born overseas had reached more than a million by the 2013 Census, Statistics NZ said today. This increase has led to more diversity in our ethnic, religious, and linguistic make-up. More >>

Food prices down 0.3 percent in March

Friday, 11 April 2014, 10:59 am | Statistics New Zealand

Food prices fell 0.3 percent in March 2014, but were up 1.2 percent on a year earlier, Statistics New Zealand said today. The monthly fall follows a 1.0 percent fall in February, and a 1.2 percent rise in January. More >>

Guest night trend soars to record high

Friday, 11 April 2014, 10:56 am | Statistics New Zealand

The trend for New Zealand guest nights is at a record high, Statistics New Zealand said today. Trends for North Island and domestic guest nights are also at record high levels. More >>

Screen industry remains above $3 billion

Thursday, 10 April 2014, 11:56 am | Statistics New Zealand

Total screen industry revenue dropped 4 percent compared with 2012 but remained above the $3 billion mark, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Total retail spending flat in March

Wednesday, 9 April 2014, 10:57 am | Statistics New Zealand

Total retail spending using electronic cards was flat in March 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Businesses singing a better tune about recruitment

Wednesday, 2 April 2014, 10:50 am | Statistics New Zealand

Business activities show positive signs, with more businesses finding it easier to fill vacancies in 2013, Statistics New Zealand said today. One-third (31 percent) of businesses reported vacancies were hard to fill in 2013, compared with 47 percent ... More >>

House consents continue to rise

Monday, 31 March 2014, 10:51 am | Statistics New Zealand

The seasonally adjusted number of new houses consented rose 3.0 percent in February 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Auckland and Canterbury lead regional GDP increase

Friday, 28 March 2014, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

In the year ended March 2013, Auckland and Canterbury had the largest (nominal value) increases in gross domestic product (GDP) by region, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Primary products exports flourish in February

Thursday, 27 March 2014, 11:02 am | Statistics New Zealand

Exports of primary products led the rise in total goods exports in February 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. This includes rises for milk powder, logs, and sheepmeat exports. More >>

Christchurch retail spending surges ahead

Monday, 24 March 2014, 10:52 am | Statistics New Zealand

Growth in Christchurch's retail and hospitality spending surged ahead of that at the national level in the December 2013 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Visitor arrivals break February record

Friday, 21 March 2014, 11:11 am | Statistics New Zealand

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand in February 2014 were the highest ever for a February month, Statistics New Zealand said today. The number of visitors in February (301,200) was up 7 percent from last year. More >>

GDP up 0.9 percent

Thursday, 20 March 2014, 11:09 am | Statistics New Zealand

Strong growth in manufacturing saw gross domestic product (GDP) rise 0.9 percent in the December 2013 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Record dairy exports shrink current account deficit

Wednesday, 19 March 2014, 11:20 am | Statistics New Zealand

An increase in the value of dairy product exports has seen New Zealand record its smallest seasonally adjusted current account deficit since the March 2010 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Labour productivity grows

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 11:51 am | Statistics New Zealand

Labour productivity increased 2.1 percent in the March 2013 year, Statistics New Zealand said today. This is higher than the average annual rate of 1.6 percent for the 17-year period since 1996, when the series began. More >>

Electricity use for home heating increases

Tuesday, 18 March 2014, 10:57 am | Statistics New Zealand

More New Zealanders are using electricity to heat their homes and fewer are using gas, wood, or coal, according to census results released by Statistics New Zealand today. More >>

Local authorities show quarterly surplus

Friday, 14 March 2014, 12:01 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Local authorities had an operating surplus in the December 2013 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. After adjusting for seasonal effects, income exceeded spending by $56.3 million. More >>

Food prices fall 1.0 percent in February

Thursday, 13 March 2014, 11:18 am | Statistics New Zealand

Food prices fell 1.0 percent in February 2014, but were up 0.2 percent on a year earlier, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

National guest nights flat

Wednesday, 12 March 2014, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

The trend for New Zealand guest nights appears to be flattening at a record high level, Statistics New Zealand said today. Trends for North Island and domestic guest nights are also at high levels, but after more than a year of growth are showing ... More >>

Hospitality continues to lift retail spending

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 11:44 am | Statistics New Zealand

Another monthly rise in the hospitality industry has helped lift retail spending during February 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. When adjusted for seasonal effects, the value of electronic card spending in the retail industries rose 0.9 ... More >>

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