World Statistics Day 2020 – Stats NZ Media Release

World Statistics Day 2020 – Media release

20 October 2020

Today is World Statistics Day 2020 – connecting the world with data we can trust.

To mark the day, Stats NZ looks back on what we measured 100 years ago – from whaling to drunkenness to what we measure now – such as the number of te reo speakers, food prices, and wellbeing.

See video 100 years of stats about New Zealand.

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New report shows significant changes to New Zealand’s climate – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: New Zealand’s environmental reporting series: Our atmosphere and climate 2020

New report shows significant changes to New Zealand’s climate – Media release

15 October 2020

Climate change is already happening in New Zealand and could have a profound impact on future generations of New Zealanders, a new report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ says.

Our atmosphere and climate 2020, released today, includes analysis of temperature data from 30 sites around New Zealand that shows our climate is warming. Every site recorded increasing average temperatures in winter.

More extreme weather events are also starting to be seen – extreme rainfall, heatwave days, and dry spell days increased and frost days decreased at some places. Changes to seasons are becoming apparent.

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Stats NZ Information Release: Employment indicators: Weekly as at 12 October 2020

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 12 October 2020

15 October 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 6 September 2020:

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,207,690 total paid jobs (up 10,730 or 0.49 percent)
    • 101,160 paid jobs in primary industries (up 630 or 0.63 percent)
    • 411,720 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (up 2,260 or 0.55 percent)
    • 1,637,720 in services industries (up 6,540 or 0.40 percent)
    • 57,090 in unclassified industries (up 1,300 or 2.33 percent).
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    • $1,038.71 (up $3.71 or 0.36 percent).

More data

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

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Stats NZ Information Release: Effects of COVID-19 on trade: 1 February–7 October 2020 (provisional)

Effects of COVID-19 on trade: 1 February–7 October 2020 (provisional)

14 October 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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15 October 2020
Employment indicators: Weekly as at 12 October 2020
View recent Employment indicators releases

New Zealand’s environmental reporting series: Our atmosphere and climate 2020
View recent New Zealand’s environmental reporting series releases

21 October 2020
Effects of COVID-19 on trade: 1 February–14 October 2020 (provisional)
View recent Effects of COVID-19 on trade releases

Consumers price index review: 2020 – tables
See previous Consumer price index review papers

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23 October 2020
Transport vehicle registrations: September 2020 – Infoshare tables – rescheduled from 16 October 2020

New Zealand Activity Index (NZAC) release

23 October 2020
New Zealand Activity Index (NZAC) – includes September data

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Card spending up as COVID-19 alert levels fall – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Electronic card transactions: September 2020

Card spending up as COVID-19 alert levels fall – Media release

13 October 2020

Retail card spending rose in September 2020 compared with August as the Auckland region moved from COVID-19 alert level 3 to alert level 2, with a few extra restrictions, Stats NZ said today.

“Retail spending rallied in September as Auckland moved down to COVID-19 alert level 2, plus extra restrictions, at the start of the month and the rest of New Zealand dropped to alert level 1 later in the month,” retail statistics manager Kathy Hicks said.

In actual terms, retail spending using electronic cards was $5.7 billion in September 2020, up $389 million (7.3 percent) from September 2019.

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Accommodation spending low but eating out recovers – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Electronic card transactions: September 2020

Accommodation spending low but eating out recovers – Media release

13 October 2020

Spending on hotels, motels, campgrounds, and other accommodation remains well below levels a year ago, before COVID-19, Stats NZ said today.

In September 2020 spending on accommodation, was down $54 million (29 percent) compared with September 2019.

“Spending on hotels, motels, and the like plunged in April after the border closed to international visitors in March to slow the spread of COVID-19 and sales have only partly recovered since then,” retail statistics manager Kathy Hicks said.

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Stats NZ Information Release: Rental price indexes: September 2020

Rental price indexes: September 2020

13 October 2020

Key facts

Monthly change

In September 2020 compared with August 2020:

  • the index for the stock measure of rental property prices rose 0.2 percent
  • the index for the flow measure of rental property prices rose 1.7 percent.

Annual change

In September 2020 compared with September 2019:

  • the index for the stock measure of rental property prices increased 3.3 percent
  • the index for the flow measure of rental property prices increased 0.9 percent.

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Courgette prices fall back to earth – Stats NZ Media and Information Release: Food price index: September 2020

Courgette prices fall back to earth – Media release

13 October 2020

Courgette prices were down 58 percent in September 2020 as the growing season resumed and more local produce arrived back on the shelves, Stats NZ said today.

Courgettes dropped to a weighted average price of $12.36 per kilo in the month, after reaching an all-time high of $29.60 in July during a trade ban from Queensland due to a crop virus. See Vegetable prices continue to grow for more information.

“The increase in domestic supply has filled the gap left by a shortage of imported courgettes during the winter,” consumer prices manager Nicola Growden said.

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