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Job Numbers Fall Sharply In April

Thursday, 28 May 2020, 10:45 am | Statistics New Zealand

Job numbers fell by a record 37,500 in April 2020, as COVID-19 effects and restricted trading began to impact on the economy, Stats NZ said today. In seasonally adjusted terms, total filled jobs fell 1.7 percent in April 2020 compared with March 2020, ... More >>

Effects Of COVID-19 On Trade: 1 February–20 May 2020 (provisional)

Wednesday, 27 May 2020, 12:03 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Effects of COVID-19 on trade is a weekly update on New Zealand’s daily goods trade with the world from 1 February 2020. Comparing the values with previous years shows the potential impacts of COVID-19. The data is provisional and should be regarded ... More >>

Logging Halt Undercuts Strong Export Month

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 12:10 pm | Statistics New Zealand

  Log exports fell sharply in April 2020 after logging operations were suspended during alert level 4, but average prices per cubic metre picked up, Stats NZ said today. In contrast, dairy and fruit exports were strong despite fears of ... More >>

Record Monthly Surplus As Imports Dive

Tuesday, 26 May 2020, 12:05 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Imports in April 2020 had their biggest fall since October 2009, resulting in a monthly trade surplus of $1.3 billion, Stats NZ said today. “This is the largest monthly trade surplus on record and the annual goods trade deficit is the lowest ... More >>

COVID-19 Measures Dent Retail Sales

Friday, 22 May 2020, 11:05 am | Statistics New Zealand

Spending on vehicles, on eating out, and on accommodation away from home fell sharply in the March 2020 quarter in the lead up to the COVID-19 lockdown, Stats NZ said today. After adjusting for price and seasonal effects, the volume of total retail ... More >>

New Zealand Trade After The COVID-19 Outbreak – 20 May Update

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 11:57 am | Statistics New Zealand

Daily goods trade data between 1 February and 13 May gives an updated glance at New Zealand’s trade with the world since the COVID-19 outbreak, Stats NZ said today. For the week ended 13 May 2020 compared with the equivalent week in 2019:   ... More >>

Potato Prices Reach All-time High In April

Wednesday, 20 May 2020, 10:45 am | Statistics New Zealand

Rising prices for potatoes, soft drinks (large bottles), capsicums, and fresh eggs saw overall food prices up 1.0 percent in April 2020, Stats NZ said today. Potato prices rose 18 percent in April to a weighted average price of $2.51 per kilo, an ... More >>

Prices Drop For Sheep And Beef Farmers

Tuesday, 19 May 2020, 11:16 am | Statistics New Zealand

Prices paid to sheep and beef cattle farmers and meat manufacturers both fell sharply in the March 2020 quarter, Stats NZ said today. Sheep, beef, and grain farmers received 11.5 percent less for their products in the March quarter, reversing rises over most ... More >>

New Zealand’s population passes 5 million

Monday, 18 May 2020, 10:52 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand's resident population provisionally reached 5 million in March 2020, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Quarterly Data For Goods And Services Trade By Country

Friday, 15 May 2020, 10:43 am | Statistics New Zealand

This experimental dataset combines data from two sources to produce goods and services trade by country data on a quarterly basis, starting March 2015 quarter to December 2019 quarter. The dataset uses goods data from our overseas merchandise trade collection ... More >>

Border restrictions cause major drop in visitor arrivals

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 11:36 am | Statistics New Zealand

March 2020 saw the largest-ever drop in monthly visitor arrival numbers, ahead of the COVID-19 lockdown, Stats NZ said today. There were 175,500 visitor arrivals in March 2020, down 202,700 (54 percent) compared with March 2019. More >>

NZ Citizens Migrating Home In Record Numbers

Thursday, 14 May 2020, 11:17 am | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealand citizens are returning to, and staying in, New Zealand in record numbers, as the COVID-19 pandemic spreads, Stats NZ said today. Annual migrant arrivals of New Zealand citizens are provisionally estimated at 42,800 for the year ended March ... More >>

New Zealand Trade After The COVID-19 Outbreak – 13 May Update

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 12:02 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Daily goods trade data between 1 February and 6 May gives an updated glance at New Zealand’s trade with the world since the COVID-19 outbreak, Stats NZ said today. For the week ended 6 May 2020 compared with the equivalent week in 2019:   ... More >>

Hospitality Hit Hard

Monday, 11 May 2020, 10:51 am | Statistics New Zealand

  Card spending on hospitality fell drastically in April 2020, Stats NZ said today. “Spending on both eating out and accommodation away from home was almost non-existent in April due to the COVID-19 lockdown,” retail statistics manager ... More >>

Spending Halves During Lockdown

Monday, 11 May 2020, 10:49 am | Statistics New Zealand

Retail card spending across the country fell more than $2.6 billion as non-essential businesses temporarily shut during the lockdown, Stats NZ said today. “The significant fall this month was not unexpected. The record decline in spending was a direct result ... More >>

Some Indicators Pick Up As New Zealand Moves Out Of Lockdown

Friday, 8 May 2020, 1:03 pm | Statistics New Zealand

New Zealanders moved around more in the main centres and used more fuel and power while weekly exports held up as the country left the COVID-19 level 4 lockdown, Stats NZ said today. COVID-19 data porta l, our new webpage, includes about 40 near-real-time ... More >>

Beef cattle numbers up as prices rise

Thursday, 7 May 2020, 10:58 am | Statistics New Zealand

Nationally, beef cattle numbers rose 5 percent to about 3.9 million in 2019, as beef prices and exports increased, Stats NZ said today. More >>

New Zealand trade after the COVID-19 outbreak

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 12:46 pm | Statistics New Zealand

Daily goods trade data between 1 February and 29 April gives an updated glance at New Zealand’s trade with the world since the COVID-19 outbreak, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Unemployment Rate At 4.2 Percent In March Quarter

Wednesday, 6 May 2020, 10:52 am | Statistics New Zealand

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 4.2 percent in the March 2020 quarter, up from 4.0 percent last quarter, Stats NZ said today. “Our surveys captured a robust labour market in the period before New Zealand went into COVID-19 lockdown. ... More >>

Job Numbers Hold Steady In March

Tuesday, 5 May 2020, 11:10 am | Statistics New Zealand

Job numbers remained steady in March 2020, ahead of the COVID-19 lockdown at the end of the month, Stats NZ said today. New Zealand moved to alert level 4 at 11:59 pm on 25 March, when all but essential businesses shut temporarily, though many people ... More >>

 

 
 
 
 
 

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