Statistics



Retail Trade Survey: September 2014 quarter

  • 09 December 2014

Retail spending increased in the September 2014 quarter, led by rises in the food-related industries, Statistics New Zealand said today.

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Capital Goods Price Index December 2013 Qtr

  • 25 February 2014

In the December 2013 quarter, the price of purchasing new capital items rose 0.5 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today. Four of six asset groups measured by the capital goods price index (CGPI) rose.

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Producers Price Index December 2013 Quarter

  • 25 February 2014

Prices received by New Zealand producers, as measured by the output producers price index (PPI), fell 0.4 percent in the December 2013 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The input PPI, representing the prices of goods and services used by New Zealand producers, fell 0.7 percent in the same quarter.

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National Accounts (Industry Benchmarks): Year ended March 2011

  • 08 January 2014

Key facts
In the year ended March 2011:

  • Current price GDP increased 4.6 percent, while GDP per capita increased 3.4 percent.
  • Exports increased 10.3 percent while imports increased 10.9 percent.
  • Business profits (gross operating surplus) increased 6.0 percent and compensation of employees (mainly wages and salaries) increased 3.2 percent.
  • Final consumption expenditure increased 4.6 percent, with household spending up 4.6 percent.
  • Total investment in fixed assets increased 1.2 percent to $37.3 billion.
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Strong retail sales for June quarter

  • 11 December 2013

Strong sales in the core retailing industries, led by the food and beverage service industry, lifted retail spending in the June 2013 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today.

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Mixed results for retail in September quarter

  • 11 December 2013

Retail spending in the September 2013 quarter was relatively flat after a large increase in the June 2013 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today.

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Dairy prices push up producer prices

  • 11 December 2013

Prices received by New Zealand producers, as measured by the output producers price index (PPI), rose 1.0 percent in the June 2013 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today.

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Capital goods prices up 0.5 percent

  • 19 August 2013

In the June 2013 quarter, the price of purchasing new capital items rose 0.5 percent, Statistics New Zealand said today.

Three of six asset groups measured by the capital goods price index (CGPI) rose.

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Strong quarter for retailers

  • 15 February 2013

In December 2012, retail sales volumes had their strongest quarterly increase in six years, Statistics New Zealand said today.

After adjusting for seasonal effects, the volume of total retail sales rose 2.1 percent compared with the September 2012 quarter. The last time sales volumes rose as strongly was in the December 2006 quarter


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Annual wage rates grow 1.8 percent

  • 05 February 2013

Labour cost index (LCI) salary and wage rates, which include overtime, increased 1.8 percent in the year to the December 2012 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This includes a 0.5 percent rise in the December 2012 quarter


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Quarterly Employment Survey: December 2012 quarter

  • 21 January 2013

Key facts
In the December 2012 quarter compared with the September 2012 quarter:

  • The seasonally adjusted number of filled jobs rose 0.4 percent.
  • The seasonally adjusted number of full-time equivalent employees (FTEs) rose 0.4 percent.
  • Average ordinary time hourly earnings fell 0.1 percent.
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Prices received and paid by producers fall

  • 19 November 2012

Prices received by New Zealand producers, as measured by the output producers price index (PPI), fell 0.9 percent in the September 2012 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. The input PPI, representing the prices of goods and services used by New Zealand producers, fell 1.0 percent


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Capital Goods Price Index

  • 19 November 2012

The major upward contributions to the CGPI came from:

  • the residential buildings price index (up 0.8 percent)
  • the civil construction price index (up 1.0 percent)
  • the transport equipment price index (up 0.6 percent)
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Quiet quarter for retailers

  • 14 November 2012

The latest quarters fall was led by three of the largest retail industries, with less money being spent in:

  • supermarket and grocery stores, down 1.6 percent
  • motor-vehicle and parts retailers, down 1.8 percent
  • fuel retailing, down 1.9 percent.
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Retail sales volumes boosted by record motor-vehicle sales

  • 14 August 2012

The volume of retail sales rose a seasonally adjusted 1.3 percent in the June 2012 quarter, Statistics New
Zealand said today.

Although most industries had higher sales volumes this quarter, the increase was dominated by a record increase in motor-vehicle and parts retailing, industry and labour statistics manager Blair Cardno said. The only significant decrease was a drop in fuel volumes.

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Gross Domestic Profit March Quarter 2012

  • 21 June 2012

Economic activity, as measured by gross domestic product (GDP), grew 1.1 percent in the first three months of 2012, Statistics New Zealand said today. This strong growth follows revised growth of 0.4 percent in each of the previous three quarters.

Compared with the March 2011 quarter, economic activity in the March 2012 quarter was up 2.4 percent. For the year ended March 2012, economic activity was up 1.7 percent compared with the year ended March 2011

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Gross Domestic Product: December 2011 quarter (new industry classification)

  • 15 May 2012

Key facts

  • Economic activity grew 0.3 percent in the December 2011 quarter, unchanged from previously published.
  • Economic activity for the year ended December 2011 increased 1.1 percent (revised from 1.4 percent).
  • Gross domestic product (GDP) from the June 1987 quarter to the December 2011 quarter has been updated to incorporate the new industry classification, ANZSIC06. This classification better represents the current economy.
  • New annual benchmarks have been incorporated up to the year ended March 2009 for quarterly GDP, and up to the year ended March 2011 for the expenditure measure of GDP (GDE). These annual benchmarks provide a more up-to-date picture of the New Zealand economy.

More than 60,000 new pieces of data have been created as a result of this upgrade to the national accounts.


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Retail sales fall after Rugby World Cup boost

  • 14 May 2012

Sales volumes for the core retail industries (which exclude vehicle-related industries) fell 2.5 percent in the March 2012 quarter the largest seasonally adjusted decrease since this series began in 1995. This record decrease follows very strong growth in the last two quarters of 2011, when the Rugby World Cup brought 133,200 overseas visitors to New Zealand


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Wage rates grow 2.0 percent

  • 01 May 2012

Salary and wage rates, which include overtime, increased 2.0 percent in the year to the March 2012quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This includes a 0.5 percent rise in the March 2012 quarter


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CPI rises 0.5 percent in March quarter

  • 19 April 2012

The consumers price index (CPI) rose 0.5 percent for the March 2012 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. "The main reason for the rise was higher cigarette and tobacco prices," Statistics NZ prices
manager Chris Pike said


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Retail Trade Survey: December 2011 quarter

  • 15 February 2012

The volume of core retail sales had its biggest-ever increase in the December 2011 quarter, StatisticsNew Zealand said today.

Sales volumes for the core retail industries (which exclude vehicle-related industries) had its largestseasonally adjusted increase since this series began in 1995, rising 2.9 percent. This record increasefollows another strong rise in the September 2011 quarter. When the two vehicle-related industries areincluded, total sales volumes rose 2.2 percent.

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NZ credit and debit card spending rises

  • 10 February 2012

New Zealanders returned to the stores in January, spending more on credit and debit cards.

The value of total transactions advanced 1 percent to a seasonally adjusted $5.45 billion in January, with more money spent across all industries, according to Statistics New Zealand.

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Wage rate growth steady at 2.0 percent

  • 07 February 2012

Salary and wage rates, which include overtime, increased 2.0 percent in the year to the December 2011quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today. This rise follows a 2.0 percent increase in the year to the September 2011 quarter


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Retail sales strong except in Canterbury

  • 15 June 2011

Seasonally adjusted total retail sales values increased 2.0 percent in the March 2011 quarter, Statistics
New Zealand said today. This is the largest increase recorded since the March 2007 quarter. Increases
were recorded in all regions, except in Canterbury, down 2.2 percent.

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