Stats NZ Information Release: Employment indicators: Weekly as at 23 November 2020

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 23 November 2020

26 November 2020

Key facts

The 6-day series includes jobs with a pay period equal to or less than 7 days, while the 20-day series covers jobs with pay periods of 14 days or fewer. The 34-day series includes all jobs regardless of their pay period.

The 34-day series indicated that for the latest week, the week ended 18 October 2020:

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,227,360 total paid jobs (up 5,870 or 0.26 percent)
    • 103,940 paid jobs in primary industries (up 2,960 or 2.93 percent)
    • 410,230 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (down 120 or 0.03 percent)
    • 1,656,370 in services industries (up 3,710 or 0.22 percent)
    • 56,810 in unclassified industries (down 690 or 1.20 percent).
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    •  $1,041.40 (down $1.62 or 0.16 percent).

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Stats NZ COVID-19 data portal presents the data in graphical format.

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Annual goods trade surplus at 28-year high – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Overseas merchandise trade: October 2020

Annual goods trade surplus at 28-year high – Media release

26 November 2020

New Zealand’s annual goods trade surplus reached a 28-year high of $2.2 billion as imports tumbled in the year ended October 2020, Stats NZ said today.

“This is the largest annual surplus since the July 1992 year, driven mainly by much lower imports after the global COVID-19 pandemic hit, while New Zealand’s exports have held up,” international trade manager Alasdair Allen said.

Annual imports fell $6.5 billion (10 percent) to $58 billion in the year ended October 2020. In the same period exports rose $734 million (1.2 percent) to $60 billion.

“Imports are down in part because of restrictions on international and domestic travel imposed in March to slow the spread of the pandemic,” Mr Allen said.

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Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Effects of COVID-19 on trade: 1 February–18 November 2020 (provisional)

Effects of COVID-19 on trade: 1 February–18 November 2020 (provisional)

25 November 2020

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 as an early, indicative estimate of intentions to trade only, subject to revision. We advise caution in making decisions based on this data.

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26 November 2020
Employment indicators: Weekly as at 23 November 2020
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Overseas merchandise trade: October 2020
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30 November 2020
Employment indicators: October 2020
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2 December 2020
Effects of COVID-19 on trade: 1 February–25 November 2020 (provisional)
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International trade: September 2020 quarter
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New Zealand Activity Index (NZAC) release

11 December 2020
New Zealand Activity Index (NZAC) – includes November data

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Producing the goods – the changing face of the economy – Stats NZ Media Release

Producing the goods – the changing face of the economy – Media release

23 November 2020

Goods-producing industries made up about one-fifth of the New Zealand economy in 2019, second to service industries, which made up about two-thirds, Stats NZ said today.

This composition shifted from the 1970s, when goods-producing industries made up about a third of the economy while services made up about half.

Stats NZ’s online tool Which industries contributed to New Zealand’s GDP? shows the changing structure of the economy and contributions to gross domestic product (GDP) from 1972 to 2019. The tool measures GDP in current prices (also known as nominal GDP), that is, they are not adjusted for the effect of changing prices over time (inflation), unlike real GDP. Real GDP is measured in volume terms where prices are held constant.

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Retail sales recover in the September 2020 quarter – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Retail trade survey: September 2020 quarter

Retail sales recover in the September 2020 quarter  Media release

23 November 2020

Retail sales values recorded the largest September quarter rise since the series began in 1995, Stats NZ said today.

Spending on major household items, vehicles, and groceries contributed to the strong 7.4 percent ($1.8 billion) rise in total retail sales compared with the September 2019 quarter.  

This quarter’s rise indicates a recovery for retail businesses, but it does not make up for the historic fall of 15 percent ($3.6 billion) in the COVID-19-affected June 2020 quarter.

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Stats NZ Information Release: National accounts (industry production and investment): Year ended March 2019

National accounts (industry production and investment): Year ended March 2019

20 November 2020

The National accounts (industry production and investment) release contains a full reconciled set of detailed industry data on production, investment, and capital stock. It is used to update and maintain the quality of quarterly GDP statistics.

Key facts

Industry benchmark data is now available up to 2019 and will be used to maintain the quality of quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) statistics.

This release provides a reconciled set of data on industry production and investment, reflecting the changing structure of the economy over time.

In the year ended March 2019:

  • The total size of the New Zealand economy was $307 billion, in nominal terms. This is an increase of $15.5 billion compared with the year ended March 2018.
  • Total investment in the New Zealand economy was $73 billion, up from $67 billion in the year ended March 2018.
  • Service industries increased their contribution to total GDP to 66 percent (up from 52 percent in 1972). Over the same period, goods-producing industries decreased their contribution to 19 percent (down from 35 percent); primary industries contributed 7 percent in 2019 (down from 12 percent).
  • Service industries increased their share of total investment to 77 percent (up from 63 percent in 1972). Over the same period, goods-producing industries decreased their share to 17 percent (down from 28 percent), and primary industries to 6 percent (down from 9 percent).

Which industries contributed to New Zealand’s GDP?  visually presents the changing structure of the economy from 1972.

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Household saving only just positive – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: National accounts (income and expenditure): Year ended March 2020

Household saving only just positive – Media release

20 November 2020

New Zealanders are spending almost everything they earn, with only about $700 million in household saving in the March 2020 year, slightly less than in 2019, Stats NZ said today.

“That’s the equivalent of each occupied household, numbering 1.79 million in New Zealand, earning about $412 more a year than they spend,” national accounts senior manager Paul Pascoe said.

“After the global financial crisis in 2008/2009 the household saving rate picked up sharply for a few years, but more recently household saving has been relatively low. Income is increasing but spending has been rising even faster for the past seven years.”

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Stats NZ Information Release: Employment indicators: Weekly as at 16 November 2020

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 16 November 2020

19 November 2020

Key facts

The 6-day series includes jobs with a pay period equal to or less than 7 days, while the 20-day series covers jobs with pay periods of 14 days or fewer. The 34-day series includes all jobs regardless of their pay period.

The 34-day series indicated that for the latest week, the week ended 11 October 2020:

the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:

  • 2,221,490 total paid jobs (up 330 or 0.01 percent)
    • 100,980 paid jobs in primary industries (up 310 or 0.31 percent)
    • 410,350 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (down 3,010 or 0.73 percent)
    • 1,652,660 in services industries (up 2,820 or 0.17 percent)
    • 57,500 in unclassified industries (up 200 or 0.35 percent).
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    •  $1,043.02 (up $3.37 or 0.32 percent).

More data

Stats NZ COVID-19 data portal presents the data in graphical format.

For technical enquiries contact: David Hein, Wellington, 04 931 4600, info@stats.govt.nz

For media enquiries contact: James Weir, Wellington, 021 285 9191, communications@stats.govt.nz

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