Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 1 December 2021 (provisional) – Stats NZ information release

9 December 2021

Have your say about the future of the Effects of COVID-19 on trade release

Stats NZ’s final Effects of COVID-19 on trade release for the year will be issued on Wednesday 22 December 2021, covering the period to Wednesday 15 December 2021.

We are taking the opportunity over the seasonal break to consult with subscribers about the future of this release.

Our mission is to provide data about Aotearoa, for Aotearoa. As you may be aware, this release started in April 2020 as a direct response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the economic shock New Zealand experienced during the nationwide lockdown.

We believe that the release’s relevance has diminished as nationwide lockdowns have become less frequent, and we are not witnessing the volatility in trade that occurred during the initial lockdown. We also note that the data provided in this release is provisional only and incomplete.

We propose its cessation after the Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 15 December 2021 (provisional) release, released on the 22 December 2021. This will allow us to focus on other projects of higher value to Aotearoa New Zealand, including the monthly Overseas merchandise trade release.

However, we acknowledge that you may have become accustomed to receiving this information as a high-frequency indicator and therefore invite you to have your say.

Please email your feedback to Al Allen, manager of International trade at: al.allen@stats.govt.nz.

Please include in your submission details of:

  • your current use of the data
  • how you think the data could be used by others to benefit New Zealanders
  • the impact of the proposed cessation of this release

Your feedback is appreciated, thank you.

Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 1 December 2021 (provisional) – Information release

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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Geographic boundaries annual release: As at 1 January 2022 – Stats NZ information release

Geographic boundaries annual release: As at 1 January 2022 – information release

9 December 2021

Geographic boundary data provides geographic boundaries in spatial formats and classifications in non-spatial formats.

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Use Stats NZ geographic data service to view, access, or download geographic boundary files.

Access 2022 boundary layers such as territorial authority, urban rural, and statistical area 2, with metadata, in a range of formats.

Download Geographic areas file 2022 (CSV)  file of the 2022 meshblock concorded to selected meshblock years and higher geographies.

Geography names have tohutō (macrons) where applicable. The name field without tohutō is suffixed ‘ascii’.

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Employment indicators: Weekly as at 6 December 2021 – Stats NZ information release

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 6 December 2021 – information release

9 December 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 31 October 2021:

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,320,720 total paid jobs (up 7,380 or 0.32 percent)
    • 106,300 paid jobs in primary industries (up 180 or 0.17 percent)
    • 439,330 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (up 2,010 or 0.46 percent)
    • 1,717,920 paid jobs in services industries (up 4,840 or 0.28 percent)
    • 57,170 paid jobs in unclassified industries (up 340 or 0.60 percent)
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    • $1,120.00 (up $14.23 or 1.29 percent).

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Filled job numbers go from strength to strength – Stats NZ media and information release: Business employment data: September 2021 quarter

Filled job numbers go from strength to strength – Media release

9 December 2021

The average number of filled jobs reached 2.14 million in the September 2021 quarter, continuing the growth in filled jobs seen throughout the year, Stats NZ said today.

After adjusting for seasonal patterns, filled jobs have risen by 1.8 percent (38,000 jobs) in the September 2021 quarter when compared with the June 2021 quarter.

These figures reflect the increasingly strong labour market seen in other data sources such as the Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS), which reported the unemployment rate falling to a series low of 3.4 percent in the September 2021 quarter.

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Construction and retailers curbed by COVID-19 – Stats NZ media and information release: Business financial data: September 2021 quarter

Construction and retailers curbed by COVID-19 – Media release

9 December 2021

The construction and retail trade industries had the largest sales falls in the September 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

Most industries in the business financial data release had sales falls over the September 2021 quarter, these were largely impacted by lockdown measures over August and September.

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9 December 2021
Business employment data: September 2021 quarter
View recent business employment data releases

Business financial data: September 2021 quarter
View recent business financial data releases

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 6 December 2021
View recent employment indicators releases

Geographic boundary data annual release: As at 1 January 2022
View recent geographic boundary data annual release releases

Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 1 December 2021 (provisional) – rescheduled
View recent effects of COVID-19 on trade releases

10 December 2021
Electronic card transactions: November 2021
View recent electronic card transactions releases

Tourism satellite account: Year ended March 2021
View recent tourism satellite account releases

13 December 2021
International migration: October 2021 – Infoshare tables
View recent international migration releases

International travel: October 2021
View recent international travel releases

14 December 2021
Food price index: November 2021
View recent food price index releases

Rental price indexes: November 2021
View recent rental price indexes releases

15 December 2021
Family and household projections: 2018(base)–2043
View recent family and household projections releases

Balance of payments and international investment position: September 2021 quarter
View recent balance of payments and international investment position releases

Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 8 December 2021 (provisional)
View recent effects of COVID-19 on trade releases

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Local authority statistics: September 2021 quarter – Stats NZ information release

Local authority statistics: September 2021 quarter – Information release

8 December 2021

Local authority statistics provides information on the performance of core non-trading activities of New Zealand’s territorial and regional councils.

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Government finance statistics (general government): Year ended June 2021 – Stats NZ information release

Government finance statistics (general government): Year ended June 2021 – Information release

7 December 2021

Government finance statistics (general government) gives an economic representation of New Zealand’s central and local government financial activity.

Key facts
In the year ended June 2021:

  • General government net operating balance shrank to a $904 million deficit, following a $13.9 billion deficit in the year ended June 2020.
  • Total operating income increased by 12 percent, mostly led by an increase in tax revenue.
  • The rise in tax revenue was led by increases on income, profits, and capital gains (up 17 percent) and taxes on goods and services (up 16 percent).
  • Total operating expenditure increased by 0.9 percent, following a 20 percent increase in the year ended June 2020.
  • Operating expenditure growth was driven by an increase in purchases of goods and services (up 12 percent) but was partially offset by a fall in subsidies (down 66 percent).
  • Net acquisition of non-financial assets rose by $89 million to $5.7 billion, following a fall in the June 2020 year.
  • Net borrowing was $6.6 billion.
  • Net worth increased by $40.4 billion to $373.7 billion, following a decline in 2020.
  • Net debt rose $3.2 billion to $51.6 billion.

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Building activity down in September quarter – Stats NZ media and information release: Value of building work put in place: September 2021 quarter

Building
activity down in September quarter – Media release

6 December 2021

The volume of building activity in New Zealand
fell 8.6 percent in the September 2021 quarter, compared with the June
2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

Residential building activity fell by 6.4
percent in the September 2021 quarter, while non-residential building activity
fell 12 percent.

“This was the first time since April last
year that non-essential building activity paused due to COVID-19 alert
level 4 restrictions,” construction statistics manager Michael Heslop
said.

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