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Annual trade deficit widest in over nine years

Friday, 24 August 2018, 10:53 am | Statistics New Zealand

The annual trade balance for the year ended July 2018 was a deficit of $4.4 billion (7.9 percent of exports), the widest annual deficit since March 2009, Stats NZ said today. More >>

More visitors from Australia in July

Thursday, 23 August 2018, 11:06 am | Statistics New Zealand

More visitors arrived from Australia in July compared with the same month in 2017, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Retail spending hums along in June

Wednesday, 22 August 2018, 11:20 am | Statistics New Zealand

Strengthened spending in most retail industries lifted total sales for the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Annual net migration eases but rate still high

Tuesday, 21 August 2018, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

Annual net migration decreased by 8,600 for the July 2018 year, down from the record high of 72,400 a year ago, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Disabled people three times less likely to be in work

Monday, 20 August 2018, 10:51 am | Statistics New Zealand

In the June 2018 quarter, 22.3 percent of disabled people were working, Stats NZ said today. This compares with 70.0 percent of non-disabled people. More >>

Crude oil pumps up fuel prices

Friday, 17 August 2018, 10:50 am | Statistics New Zealand

Higher fuel prices contributed to rises in producer output prices (up 0.9 percent) and input prices (up 1.0 percent) in the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Buoyant cruise season boosts spending

Thursday, 16 August 2018, 10:49 am | Statistics New Zealand

An increase in the number of cruise voyages and passengers boosted cruise ship expenditure to $434.0 million in the year ended June 2018, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Gender pay gap is second-smallest

Wednesday, 15 August 2018, 11:08 am | Statistics New Zealand

The gender pay gap was 9.2 percent in the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Migration drives high population growth

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 11:13 am | Statistics New Zealand

The estimated resident population of New Zealand reached 4,885,300 at 30 June 2018, Stats NZ said today. More >>

More women are over 30, and more men are under 30

Tuesday, 14 August 2018, 10:59 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand’s population is growing in most age groups, with the latest estimates showing more women than men are aged over 30, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Vegetable prices shoot up in July

Monday, 13 August 2018, 11:19 am | Statistics New Zealand

Higher prices for vegetables led food price inflation of 0.7 percent in July 2018, Stats NZ said today. More >>

International guest nights fall from Lions tour high

Friday, 10 August 2018, 11:14 am | Statistics New Zealand

International guest nights fell 8.2 percent in June 2018 compared with June 2017, when the Lions rugby tour boosted guest nights, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Fuel and grocery retailing boosts card spending in July

Friday, 10 August 2018, 11:09 am | Statistics New Zealand

Consumers spent more on essentials such as fuel and groceries in July 2018, Stats NZ said today. This contributed to a 0.7 percent rise in total retail card spending in the month, when adjusted for seasonal effects. More >>

Oldest and youngest workers have highest injury rates

Thursday, 2 August 2018, 11:14 am | Statistics New Zealand

Oldest workers had the highest rate of work-related injury claims in 2017, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Slight rise in unemployment and underutilisation rates

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 11:02 am | Statistics New Zealand

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.5 percent in the June 2018 quarter, up from 4.4 percent last quarter, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Minimum wage pushes up private sector pay rates

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 10:59 am | Statistics New Zealand

The rise in the minimum wage helped lift private sector salary and wage rates 2.1 percent in the June 2018 year, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Employment highest ever for women

Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 10:57 am | Statistics New Zealand

The seasonally adjusted employment rate for women rose to 62.8 percent in the June 2018 quarter, Stats NZ said today. This follows an employment rate of 62.6 percent last quarter. More >>

Changes recommended for International Visitor Survey

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 11:26 am | Statistics New Zealand

The International Visitor Survey (IVS) is generally fit for purpose, but some key areas need attention, according to an independent review by Stats NZ. More >>

Record year for new home consents in Wellington region

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 11:19 am | Statistics New Zealand

The number of new homes consented in the Wellington region reached a record high in the year ended June 2018, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Number of new homes consented in June drops from May’s high

Tuesday, 31 July 2018, 11:16 am | Statistics New Zealand

The seasonally adjusted number of new homes consented fell 7.6 percent in June 2018, Stats NZ said today. This followed a 6.9 percent rise in May. More >>

   

 

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