Stats NZ information release: Overseas merchandise trade: June 2024

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Overseas merchandise trade: June 2024 – information release

Overseas merchandise trade statistics provide information on imports and exports of merchandise goods between New Zealand and other countries.

Key facts This release refers to trade in goods only.

In June 2024, compared with June 2023:

  • goods exports fell by $7.4 million (0.1 percent), to $6.2 billion
  • goods imports fell by $821 million (13 percent), to $5.5 billion
  • the monthly trade balance was a surplus of $699 million.

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22 July 2024
Overseas merchandise trade: June 2024
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23 July 2024
Greenhouse gas emissions (industry and household): March 2024 quarter
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Annual inflation at 3.3 percent – Stats NZ media and information release: Consumers price index: June 2024 quarter

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Annual inflation at 3.3 percent – media release

17 July 2024 – New Zealand’s consumers price index increased 3.3 percent in the 12 months to the June 2024 quarter, according to figures released by Stats NZ today.

The 3.3 percent increase follows a 4.0 percent increase in the 12 months to the March 2024 quarter.

“The 3.3 percent annual price increase is below what was seen during the peak in 2022, and is similar to 3 years ago,” consumers prices senior manager Nicola Growden said.

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand’s target range for consumer inflation is between 1 and 3 percent.

Stats NZ information release: Electronic card transactions: June 2024

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Electronic card transactions: June 2024 – information release

12 July 2024 – The electronic card transactions (ECT) series cover debit, credit, and charge card transactions with New Zealand-based merchants. The series can be used to indicate changes in consumer spending and economic activity.

Key facts
All figures are seasonally adjusted unless otherwise specified.

Values are at the national level and are not adjusted for price changes.

June 2024 month
Changes in the value of electronic card transactions for the June 2024 month (compared with May 2024) were:

Annual food prices drop for first time in six years – Stats NZ media and information release: Selected price indexes: June 2024

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11 July 2024 – Food prices in New Zealand decreased 0.3 percent in the 12 months to June 2024, the first annual decrease in nearly six years (August 2018), according to figures released by Stats NZ today.

“The decrease for food prices was driven by lower prices for tomatoes, cheese, and potatoes,” consumer prices manager James Mitchell said.

In the 12 months to June 2024, prices for fruit and vegetables, and meat, poultry, and fish fell 16.1 percent and 1.4 percent respectively.

“The decrease for fruit and vegetable prices is the largest recorded since the series began, as prices fell from the record-high level in June 2023,” Mitchell said.

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11 July 2024
Selected price indexes: June 2024
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12 July 2024
Electronic card transactions: June 2024
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17 July 2024
Consumers price index: June 2024 quarter
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12 July 2024
New Zealand activity index (NZAC) – includes June 2024 data

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Stats NZ information release: International travel: May 2024

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International travel: May 2024 – information released on 10 July 2024 – International travel covers the number and characteristics of overseas visitors and New Zealand resident travellers (short-term movements) entering or leaving New Zealand.

Monthly arrivals – overseas visitors
Overseas visitor arrivals were 179,700 in the May 2024 month, increasing by 19,300 from the May 2023 month. The biggest changes were in arrivals from:

  • Australia (up 9,300)
  • China (up 5,400)
  • Taiwan (up 1,700)
  • United States (up 1,000)
  • India (down 1,000).

 

Net migration loss to Australia in 2023 – Stats NZ media and information release: International migration: May 2024

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Net migration loss to Australia in 2023 – Statistics Released on 10 July 2024 – There was a net migration loss of 27,000 people from New Zealand to Australia in 2023, according to provisional estimates released by Stats NZ today.

“The net migration loss from New Zealand to Australia in 2023 was larger than the loss of 14,600 in 2022,” population indicators manager Tehseen Islam said.

“However, it should be noted that this is below the record loss of 43,700 in the March 2012 year.”

Traditionally, there has been a net migration loss from New Zealand to Australia. This averaged about 30,000 a year during 2004–2013, and 3,000 a year during 2014–2019:

Oceanic and coastal water temperatures highest since the series began – Stats NZ media release

Oceanic and coastal water temperatures highest since the series began – media release

9 July 2024

Between 2022 and 2023, oceanic and coastal waters around Aotearoa New Zealand reached their warmest annual temperatures since the series began in 1982, according to data released by Stats NZ today.

“Measuring sea-surface temperature tells us how rapidly the ocean’s uppermost productive layers are warming,” environment and agricultural statistics senior manager Stuart Jones said.

Stats NZ has updated its Sea-surface temperature: Data to 2023 and Marine primary productivity: Data to 2023 environmental indicators, using data from the National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research (NIWA).

Since 1982, sea-surface temperatures increased on average by between 0.16 to 0.26°C per decade (equivalent to 0.63 to 1.05°C during the recorded period) across oceanic regions, with the Tasman Sea having the highest average rate.

Coastal regions warmed on average by between 0.19 to 0.34°C per decade (equivalent to 0.74 to 1.35°C during the recorded period), with East Coast South Island having the highest average rate.

Stats NZ also published its River water quality – heavy metals: Data to 2022 indicator today, which reports on the concentrations of two dissolved metals in rivers and streams in predominately urban areas. Between 2013 and 2022, dissolved copper concentrations were increasing at 28 out of 50 sites, while dissolved zinc concentrations were decreasing at 36 out of 65 sites.

Stats NZ information release: Tatauranga umanga Māori – Statistics on Māori businesses: March 2024 quarter

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Tatauranga umanga Māori – Statistics on Māori businesses: March 2024 quarter – information release

5 July 2024 – Tatauranga umanga Māori – Statistics on Māori businesses: March 2024 quarter presents information on one subset of Māori businesses that contribute to our country’s economy. This release includes data on Māori authorities and related businesses. It does not cover all Māori businesses in Aotearoa New Zealand. 

Māori authorities are defined as businesses that receive, manage, and/or administer assets held in common ownership by iwi and Māori. Māori authorities are largely identified through their tax codes as registered with Inland Revenue. Any business within a Māori authority ownership group is also included for the purposes of Tatauranga umanga Māori. 

Key facts 
In the March 2024 quarter, around 1,350 Māori authorities and related businesses were in the Tatauranga umanga Māori population. 

All figures are actual values and are not adjusted for seasonal effects. 

In the March 2024 quarter compared with the March 2023 quarter: 

  • the total value of sales by Māori authorities was $1,077 million, up $131 million (14 percent)
  • the total value of purchases by Māori authorities was $762 million, up $48 million (6.7 percent)
  • the total number of filled jobs for Māori authorities was 12,030, up 350 jobs (3.0 percent)
  • the total value of earnings by employees of Māori authorities was $221 million, up $21 million (10 percent)
  • Māori authorities exported $186 million worth of goods, up $5.4 million (3.0 percent).