GDP rises in the June 2021 quarter – Stats NZ media and information release: Gross domestic product: June 2021 quarter

GDP rises in the June 2021 quarter – Media release

16 September 2021

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.8 percent in the June 2021 quarter, following a 1.4 percent increase in the March 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

June 2021 quarter GDP was 4.3 percent higher when compared with the December 2019 quarter, the quarter immediately before New Zealand’s first COVID-19 cases and the introduction of associated restrictions.

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Stats NZ information release: Employment indicators: Weekly as at 13 September 2021

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 13 September 2021

16 September 2021

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 8 August 2021:

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,285,300 total paid jobs (down 13,900 or 0.60 percent)
    • 98,440 paid jobs in primary industries (down 1,900 or 1.89 percent)
    • 428,620 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (down 2,590 or 0.60 percent)
    • 1,695,800 paid jobs in services industries (down 9,760 or 0.57 percent)
    • 62,440 paid jobs in unclassified industries (up 350 or 0.56 percent)
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    • $1,100.80 (up $3.66 or 0.33 percent).

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Balance of payments and international investment position: Year ended 31 March 2021
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Stats NZ information release: Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 8 September 2021 (provisional)

Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 8 September 2021 (provisional)

15 September 2021

Effects of COVID-19 on trade is a weekly update on New Zealand’s daily goods trade with the world. 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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Strong export growth narrows current account deficit to $3.0 billion – Stats NZ media and information release: Balance of payments and international investment position: June 2021 quarter

Strong export growth narrows current account deficit to $3.0 billion – Media release

15 September 2021

The seasonally adjusted current account deficit narrowed to $3.0 billion in the June 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

The current account deficit was $2.2 billion narrower than the previous quarter due to an increase in value of goods exports (up $1.4 billion) and services exports (up $1.7 billion). These increases to exports narrowed the goods deficit and the services deficit by more than $1.0 billion each.

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Stats NZ information release: Correction – International trade: June 2021 quarter

International trade: June 2021 quarter – Correction

14 September 2021

You’re receiving this email as a subscriber to Stats NZ’s International trade release.

Our release International trade: June 2021 quarter published on 2 September 2021 contained a data processing error in the calculation of the imports and exports of ‘Other business services’ for the March, June, September, and December 2020 quarters. Exports of other business services were overestimated by $512 million, and imports in this category were underestimated by $50 million, for the 2020 calendar year. This error has now been corrected and replacement files are available in the Download data section of the release, see link below. Corrections have also been made to the key facts, and to the data available in the NZ Trade Dashboard.

A correction was also made in the Computer services contribute to increase in services imports news story, see link below.

Other components of the release, such as the overseas trade indexes, were unaffected.

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Stats NZ information release: 2018 Census urban accessibility dataset

2018 Census urban accessibility dataset

14 September 2021

Get data about people and dwellings grouped by urban accessibility and region for selected topics. Tables contain 2018, 2013, and 2006 Census usual residence population counts and a range of topics from the 2018 Census. Estimated resident populations for 1996 to 2020 are also included.

Urban accessibility measures the degree of urban influence New Zealand’s urban areas have on surrounding rural areas. It classifies the geographic accessibility of rural statistical area 1s (SA1s) and small urban areas according to their proximity, or degree of remoteness, to larger urban areas. To find out more about the urban accessibility classification see Urban accessibility – methodology and classification.

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2021 revisions to balance of payments and national accounts – Stats NZ methods paper

13 September 2021

2021 revisions to balance of payments and national accounts

This paper explains the revisions to the data sources and methods that will be included in the balance of payments and national accounts for 2021.

We make revisions annually, in line with international best practice, to ensure the statistics continue to reflect our changing world. Revisions fall into three broad categories:

  • new or updated information becoming available
  • new or updated annual benchmarks
  • conceptual or methodology changes.

These revisions will appear in the following upcoming releases:

  • Balance of payments and international investment position: June 2021 quarter – release date 15 September 2021
  • Balance of payments and international investment position: Year ended 31 March 2021 – release date 22 September 2021
  • Gross domestic product: June 2021 quarter – release date 16 September 2021
  • National accounts (income and expenditure): Year ended March 2021 – release date 19 November 2021
  • National accounts (industry production and investment): Year ended March 2020 – release date 19 November 2021.

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Meat pushes food prices to fifth consecutive rise – Stats NZ media and information release: Food price index: August 2021

Meat pushes food prices to fifth consecutive rise – Media release

13 September 2021

Food prices rose 0.3 percent in August 2021 compared with July 2021, mainly influenced by higher prices for meat, poultry, and fish, and restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food, Stats NZ said today.

Though modest, August’s movement is the fifth consecutive monthly rise. After adjusting for seasonality, prices rose 0.2 in August 2021.

Meat, poultry, and fish prices were up 1.3 percent in August, mainly influenced by higher prices for roasting pork (up 11 percent), sausages (up 3.5 percent), lamb chops (up 5.4 percent), and porterhouse and sirloin steak (up 2.3 percent). This was partly offset by lower prices for chicken pieces (down 3.3 percent).

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