New home consents continue to break records – Stats NZ media and information release: Building consents issued: June 2021

New home consents continue to break records – Media release

30 July 2021

A record 44,299 new homes were consented in the year ended June 2021, Stats NZ said today.

“The annual number of new homes consented rose again in the June 2021 year, the fourth consecutive month of rises,” construction statistics manager Michael Heslop said.

There were 41,028 new homes consented in the March 2021 year, 42,848 in the April 2021 year, 43,466 in the May 2021 year, and 44,299 in the June 2021 year.

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Employment indicators: Weekly as at 26 July 2021 – Stats NZ information release

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 26 July 2021

29 July 2021

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 20 June 2021:

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,281,470 total paid jobs (up 4,880 or 0.21 percent)
    • 96,550 paid jobs in primary industries (down 220 or 0.23 percent)
    • 429,630 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (down 590 or 0.14 percent)
    • 1,694,390 paid jobs in services industries (up 5,190 or 0.31 percent)
    • 60,900 paid jobs in unclassified industries (up 510 or 0.84 percent)
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    • $1,086.17 (down $10.66 or 0.97 percent).

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Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 21 July 2021 (provisional) – Stats NZ information release

Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 21 July 2021 (provisional) – Information release

28 July 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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29 July 2021
Employment indicators: Weekly as at 26 July 2021
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Building consents issued: June 2021
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New Zealand activity index (NZAC) – includes July data

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Stats NZ information release: Employment indicators: June 2021

Employment indicators: June 2021

28 July 2021

Key facts
Changes in the seasonally adjusted filled jobs for June 2021 (compared with May 2021) were:

  • all industries – up 1.1 percent (23,801 jobs)
  • primary industries – down 0.0 percent (14 jobs)
  • goods-producing industries – up 1.3 percent (5,665 jobs)

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June home transfers remain high – Stats NZ media and information release: Property transfer statistics: June 2021 quarter

June home transfers remain high – Media release

28 July 2021

There were 44,517 home transfers in the June 2021 quarter, the highest June quarter figure since 2016, Stats NZ said today.

The number of home transfers was very similar to the March 2021 quarter and was up 18,252 from the June 2020 quarter.

“The June 2020 quarter includes time spent at alert level 4 which reduced the number of property transfers made,” property statistics manager Michael Heslop said.

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Quarterly inflation rising steadily across the board – Stats NZ media and information release: Household living-costs price indexes: June 2021 quarter

Quarterly inflation rising steadily across the board – Media release

July 27 2021

Higher prices for transport and food have driven up inflation for the all households group in the June 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

The ‘all households group’ represents all private New Zealand-resident households.

Inflation for the all households group, as measured by the household living-costs price indexes (HLPIs), increased by 1.1 percent in the June 2021 quarter. Each quarter, the HLPIs calculate how inflation affects 13 different groups, while the consumers price index calculates how inflation affects New Zealand as a whole. In the June 2021 quarter, all 13 groups experienced inflation of between 1.0 and 1.2 percent.

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Substantial drop in the number of work-related claims during COVID-19 lockdown – Stats NZ media and information release: Injury statistics – work-related claims: 2020

Substantial drop in the number of work-related claims during COVID-19 lockdown – Media release

26 July 2021

Compared with 2019, 22,200 fewer work-related claims were made in 2020, reflecting the national COVID-19 lockdown, Stats NZ said today.

In 2020, a total of 217,500 work-related injury claims were made to Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) or ACC-accredited employers – a drop of 9.3 percent from 2019. This was the largest annual drop in the number of work-related claims since the beginning of the series in 2002.

“During the national COVID-19 lockdown in the first half of 2020, roughly 4 in 10 employed people worked from home, and many more were away from work entirely, which coincided with a large drop in work-related injury claims lodged during this period,” labour market statistics manager Andrew Neal said.

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Primary products push exports to a new high – Stats NZ media and information release: Overseas merchandise trade: June 2021

Primary products push exports to a new high  – Media release

26 July 2021

New Zealand exports reached a new high in June 2021, off the back of record export values for logs and beef, Stats NZ said today.

In June 2021, the value of all goods exports rose $871 million (17 percent) from June 2020 to $6.0 billion. The previous high for exports was in May 2021 ($5.9 billion).

Exports of logs and wood reached a new high, up $105 million (23 percent) from June 2020 to $561 million in June 2021. This increase was driven by logs. Logs’ export value rose $87 million to reach record levels, driven by an increase in unit values (up 26 percent).

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Stats NZ information release: Employment indicators: Weekly as at 19 July 2021

Employment
indicators: Weekly as at 19 July 2021 – Information release

22 July 2021

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 13 June 2021:

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

    • 2,276,590 total paid jobs (down 10,440 or
      0.46 percent)

    • 96,770 paid jobs in primary industries (down
      3,130 or 3.13 percent)

    • 430,220 paid jobs in goods-producing industries
      (up 300 or 0.07 percent)

    • 1,689,200 in services industries (down 5,130
      or 0.30 percent)

    • 60,390 in unclassified industries (down 2,480
      or 3.94 percent)

  • the median income (compared with the previous
    week) was:

    • $1,096.83 (up $15.63 or 1.45 percent).

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release and to download CSV files: