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New Government Statistician Mark Sowden starts today

Tuesday, 21 January 2020, 10:46 am | Statistics New Zealand

Government Statistician and Chief Executive, Mark Sowden, starts in his new role this week, (Tuesday, 21 January), Stats NZ said today. More >>

December sales dip after strong November

Thursday, 16 January 2020, 10:43 am | Statistics New Zealand

Retail sales retreated in December 2019, with less spent on long-lasting goods such as furniture, hardware, and appliances, after a very strong November, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Kiwifruit prices hit record high

Wednesday, 15 January 2020, 10:47 am | Statistics New Zealand

Kiwifruit prices were at an all-time high in December 2019, with prices for seasonal fruit and vegetables also up, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Crunch time for Santa's reindeer

Friday, 20 December 2019, 9:35 am | Statistics New Zealand

Santa will be busier than ever delivering presents to New Zealand children on Christmas Eve this year, according to the 2018 Census, Stats NZ said today. More >>

How has your income changed?

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 3:11 pm | Statistics New Zealand

A new interactive web tool lets people see how incomes have changed where they live, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Strong start to dairy export season

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 10:55 am | Statistics New Zealand

Dairy led the rise in goods exports in November 2019 as milk powder exports reached $1.1 billion, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Higher retail consumption lifts GDP

Thursday, 19 December 2019, 10:45 am | Statistics New Zealand

Gross domestic product increased 0.7 percent in the September 2019 quarter, boosted by retail spending, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Government bonds attract foreign investors to New Zealand

Wednesday, 18 December 2019, 10:48 am | Statistics New Zealand

Foreign investors buying New Zealand government bonds drove a $5.8 billion net inflow of investment capital into New Zealand in the September 2019 quarter, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Selected ethnicity and Māori descent topics by area

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:46 am | Statistics New Zealand

Selected ethnicity and Māori descent topics by geographic area tables provide downloadable tables about people (by age and sex) for New Zealand and other geographic areas. More >>

Bullish growth in beef cattle numbers

Monday, 16 December 2019, 10:45 am | Statistics New Zealand

Beef cattle numbers increased strongly in 2019, rising for the third year in a row, while the number of dairy cattle dipped slightly, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Visitor arrival growth slows

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 11:01 am | Statistics New Zealand

Growth in annual visitor arrivals dropped to its lowest level in seven years, as the number of visitors from Asia continued to fall in the October 2019 year, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Will it be kiwifruit or strawberries for Christmas?

Thursday, 12 December 2019, 10:56 am | Statistics New Zealand

Topping off the Christmas pavlova with kiwifruit may be more costly than last year, but strawberry prices are down as the holidays approach, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Spending strong in November

Wednesday, 11 December 2019, 10:48 am | Statistics New Zealand

Retail card sales bounced back strongly in November 2019, with much more spent on long-lasting goods such as recreational, hardware, and appliances, as well as food and drink, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Tourism expenditure tops $40 billion

Tuesday, 10 December 2019, 10:47 am | Statistics New Zealand

Increased spending by international and domestic tourists, saw total tourism spending reach $40.9 billion in the year ended March 2019, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Fatter returns for meat and dairy in September

Monday, 9 December 2019, 10:46 am | Statistics New Zealand

Meat and dairy manufacturers received more for their products as prices rose in the September 2019 quarter, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Boomers bolster bus drivers’ loyalty

Friday, 6 December 2019, 12:07 pm | Statistics New Zealand

On average, bus drivers are the oldest workers of any key industry, and they are also among the most loyal employees, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Dent in metal and timber wholesaling

Friday, 6 December 2019, 10:46 am | Statistics New Zealand

Seasonally adjusted, the basic materials industry sales value fell $182 million (2.8 percent), largely driven by falls in timber and metal. The basic materials industry also includes agricultural products, chemicals, and hardware. More >>

Commercial construction bounces back

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:07 am | Statistics New Zealand

The volume of non-residential building work rose in the September 2019 quarter after falling in the June quarter, Stats NZ said today. More >>

‘First comes marriage then come babies’ not so likely now

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 11:03 am | Statistics New Zealand

Most people born in the 1980s knew the line ‘first comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage’, but that’s not so common for the present generation, Stats NZ said today. More >>

Local authority statistics: September 2019 quarter

Thursday, 5 December 2019, 10:50 am | Statistics New Zealand

This release provides the latest data on the performance of core non-trading activities of local authorities. More >>

 

 

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