Employment indicators: May 2022 – Stats NZ information release

Employment indicators: May 2022 – Information release

28 June 2022

Employment indicators provide an early indication of changes in the labour market.

Key facts

Changes in seasonally adjusted filled jobs for the May 2022 month (compared with the April 2022 month) were:

  • all industries – up 0.3 percent (7,454 jobs) to 2.29 million filled jobs
  • primary industries – unchanged at 0.0 percent (down 34 jobs)
  • goods-producing industries – up 0.3 percent (1,178 jobs)
  • service industries – up 0.3 percent (4,496 jobs).

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Stats NZ information release: Employment indicators: Weekly as at 20 June 2022

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 20 June 2022 – information release

23 June 2022

The experimental weekly series provides an early indicator of employment and labour market changes in a more timely manner than the monthly employment indicators series.

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 15 May 2022:    

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,326,100 total paid jobs (down 2,030 or 0.09 percent)
    • 101,450 paid jobs in primary industries (down 740 or 0.72 percent)
    • 443,900 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (down 700 or 0.16 percent)
    • 1,721,660 paid jobs in services industries (down 950 or 0.06 percent)
    • 59,090 paid jobs in unclassified industries (up 370 or 0.63 percent)
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    • $1,155.57 (down $4.43 or 0.38 percent).

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Employment indicators: Weekly as at 20 June 2022
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Employment indicators: May 2022
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Overseas merchandise trade: May 2022 – Stats NZ information release

Overseas merchandise trade: May 2022 – information release

22 June 2022

Key facts

This release refers to trade in goods only.

May 2022 monthly values are actual and compared with May 2021.

  • Goods exports rose $1.1 billion (18 percent) to $7.0 billion.
  • Goods imports rose $1.3 billion (24 percent) to $6.7 billion.
  • The monthly trade balance was a surplus of $263 million.
  • Australia leads the monthly exports rise.
  • Imports were up from most top trading partners.

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Employment indicators: Weekly as at 13 June 2022 – Stats NZ information release

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 13 June 2022 – Information release

16 June 2022

The experimental weekly series provides an early indicator of employment and labour market changes in a more timely manner than the monthly employment indicators series.

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 08 May 2022:    

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,328,130 total paid jobs (down 3,800 or 0.16 percent)
    • 102,190 paid jobs in primary industries (down 2,580 or 2.46 percent)
    • 444,600 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (down 4,700 or 1.05 percent)
    • 1,722,610 paid jobs in services industries (up 3,410 or 0.20 percent)
    • 58,720 paid jobs in unclassified industries (up 60 or 0.10 percent)
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    • $1,160.00 (down $10.24 or 0.88 percent).

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GDP decreases 0.2 percent in March 2022 quarter – Stats NZ media and information release: Gross domestic product: March 2022 quarter

GDP decreases 0.2 percent in March 2022 quarter – Media release

16 June 2022

GDP fell 0.2 percent in the March 2022 quarter, following a rise of 3.0 percent in the December 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

Primary industries drove the decrease in GDP, down 1.2 percent in the quarter. Goods producing industries also experienced a slight decline, down 0.1 percent.

“We saw lower output in the food, beverage, and tobacco manufacturing sub-industry; and the agriculture, forestry, and fishing industry,” national accounts industry and production senior manager Ruvani Ratnayake said.

“These declines corresponded to falls in related exports categories, including dairy products; meat products; agriculture and fishing products; and other food, beverage and tobacco products.”

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16 June 2022
Employment indicators: Weekly as at 13 June 2022
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Gross domestic product: March 2022 quarter
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Transport vehicle registrations: May 2022
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22 June 2022
Overseas merchandise trade: May 2022
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Current account deficit continues to widen – Stats NZ media and information release: Balance of payments and international investment position: March 2022 quarter

Current account deficit continues to widen – Media release

15 June 2022

The seasonally adjusted current account deficit widened to $8.5 billion in the March 2022 quarter, from $6.6 billion in the December 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

The current account deficit was $1.9 billion wider than the previous quarter, mainly due to an $871 million rise in the value of goods imports and an $831 million fall in the value of services exports.

Goods imports and exports continue to rise

New Zealand’s seasonally adjusted goods imports rose by $871 million to $19.8 billion in the March 2022 quarter. The value of seasonally adjusted goods imports has been on the rise since the June 2020 quarter. This reflects the ongoing strong demand for goods imports during the COVID pandemic.

“This rise was driven by a wide range of intermediate goods, which included chemical products, such as rapid antigen tests, and pharmaceutical products, such as vaccines,” institutional sectors senior manager Paul Pascoe said.

Consumption goods, such as textiles and clothing, also contributed to the rise in goods imports.

Seasonally adjusted goods exports rose at a slower rate, by $171 million to $16.9 billion. This was driven by a rise in the value of dairy exports, which reflected an increase in global dairy prices.

The goods deficit widened by $701 million to $2.9 billion in the March 2022 quarter.

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Rental price indexes: May 2022 – Stats NZ information release

Rental price indexes: May 2022 – Media release

14 June 2022

The rental price indexes measure the changes in prices that households pay for housing rentals.

Key facts

Monthly change
In May 2022 compared with April 2022:

  • the index for the stock measure of rental property prices rose 0.3 percent
  • the index for the flow measure of rental property prices fell 0.8 percent.

Annual change
In May 2022 compared with May 2021:

  • the index for the stock measure of rental property prices increased by 3.8 percent
  • the index for the flow measure of rental property prices increased by 5.3 percent.

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Annual food price increase remains high at 6.8 percent – Stats NZ media and information release: Food price index: May 2022

Annual food price increase remains high at 6.8 percent – Media release

14 June 2022

The annual rate of food price inflation increased between April 2022 and May 2022, Stats NZ said today.

Food prices were 6.8 percent higher in May 2022 compared with May 2021, up from an increase of 6.4 percent in April 2022 compared with April 2021.

In May 2022, the annual increase was due to rises across all the broad food categories we measure:

  • grocery food prices increased 7.4 percent
  • restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food prices increased 6.0 percent
  • fruit and vegetable prices increased 10 percent
  • meat, poultry, and fish prices increased 7.0 percent
  • non-alcoholic beverage prices increased 2.7 percent.

Grocery food was the largest contributor to this movement, with increasing prices for restaurant meals and ready-to-eat food providing the second largest contribution.

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