International migration: April 2022 – Stats NZ information release

International migration: April 2022 – Information release

13 June 2022

International migration statistics give the latest outcomes-based measure of migration, which includes estimates of migrants entering or leaving New Zealand.

Key facts

Annual migration

Provisional estimates for the year ended April 2022 compared with the year ended April 2021 were:

  • migrant arrivals: 46,500 (± 800), down 13 percent
  • migrant departures: 55,200 (± 700), down 2 percent
  • annual net migration: loss of 8,700 (± 1,000), down from a net loss of 2,800 (± 100).

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Wholesale trade sales rise 2.8 percent in March quarter – Stats NZ media and information release: Business financial data: March 2022 quarter

Wholesale trade sales rise 2.8 percent in March quarter – Media release

10 June 2022

Wholesale trade sales rose 2.8 percent in the March 2022 quarter to reach $34.9 billion, following a rise of 6.9 percent in the December 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

When adjusting for seasonal effects, wholesale trade industry sales rose by $957 million. In the same period, the output producer prices index for wholesale trade rose by 2.5 percent as measured by business price indexes.

“Although wholesale trade sales increased in the March quarter, we should be mindful of the role rising prices play within the economy,” business financial statistics manager Melissa McKenzie said.

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Card spending increases in May – Stats NZ media and information release: Electronic card transactions: May 2022

Card spending increases in May – Media release

10 June 2022

Seasonally adjusted card spending rose $123 million (1.4 percent) in May 2022 compared with April 2022, making this the third consecutive monthly rise, Stats NZ said today.

Seasonally adjusted non-retail sales increased $100 million (5.5 percent) in May. Non-retail industries include medical and other health care, travel and tour arrangement, postal and courier delivery, and other non-retail industries.

Fuel spending partly contributed to the May month’s increase, up $51 million (8.9 percent) from the previous month. “The past few weeks in May saw fuel prices rising, which is reflected in electronic card spending for May,” business performance manager Ricky Ho said.

The total actual spending using electronic cards was $8.4 billion, up 3.1 percent compared with May 2021. On the other hand, the number of transactions in May 2022 decreased 7.4 percent from May 2021.

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Filled job numbers static in March quarter – Stats NZ media and information release: Business employment data: March 2022 quarter

Filled job numbers static in March quarter – Media release

10 June 2022

Mixed results for filled jobs across all industries contributed to a slow quarter after a run of recent growth, Stats NZ said today.  

Filled jobs numbers were almost unchanged between the December 2021 and March 2022 quarters, after adjusting for seasonal effects. This follows four consecutive quarterly increases during 2021.

These statistics use PAYE (pay as you earn) tax data to estimate filled job numbers, and are adjusted to account for seasonal effects.  

“The March 2022 quarter was relatively weak in terms of filled jobs growth,” employment insights manager Sue Chapman said.

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Employment indicators: Weekly as at 6 June 2022 – Stats NZ information release

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 6 June 2022 – Information release

9 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 01 May 2022:    

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,331,930 total paid jobs (up 4,540 or 0.20 percent)
    • 104,770 paid jobs in primary industries (up 1,160 or 1.12 percent)
    • 449,300 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (up 2,870 or 0.64 percent)
    • 1,719,200 paid jobs in services industries (down 310 or 0.02 percent)
    • 58,660 paid jobs in unclassified industries (up 830 or 1.44 percent)
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    • $1,170.24 (up $2.74 or 0.23 percent).

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9 June 2022
Employment indicators: Weekly as at 6 June 2022
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10 June 2022
Business employment data: March 2022 quarter
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Business financial data: March 2022 quarter
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Electronic card transactions: May 2022
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Local authority statistics: March 2022 quarter
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13 June 2022
International migration: April 2022
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International travel: April 2022
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14 June 2022
Food price index: May 2022
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Rental price indexes: May 2022
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15 June 2022
Balance of payments and international investment position: March 2022 quarter
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March 2022 quarter gross domestic product and COVID-19 – Stats NZ methods release

March 2022 quarter gross domestic product and COVID-19 – Methods release

3 June 2022

March 2022 quarter gross domestic product and COVID-19 provides technical users with information about our approach to measuring the impact of COVID-19 in the forthcoming release of Gross domestic product: March 2022 quarter (scheduled for 16 June 2022).

Introduction

This paper provides information about how we are responding to ongoing measurement challenges faced due to the nature of the economic shock caused by COVID-19. This paper follows similar updates about our methodology during COVID-19 that have been published in advance of the release of gross domestic product each quarter.

Information is presented in the following sections:

Overview of sources and methods for quarterly gross domestic product: Updates and COVID-19 adjustments is an updated guide to the concepts and methods we are using to compile gross domestic product (GDP) during COVID-19 in New Zealand.

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March quarter sees building activity on the rise – Stats NZ media and information release: Value of building work put in place: March 2022 quarter

March quarter sees building activity on the rise – Media release

3 June 2022

The volume of building activity in New Zealand rose 3.2 percent in the March 2022 quarter, compared with the December 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

Residential building activity rose 3.5 percent in the March 2022 quarter, while non-residential building activity rose 2.7 percent.

“Residential building activity has risen over the past two years, except in quarters impacted by alert level 4 lockdowns. This reflects the large number of consented new homes in the construction pipeline,” construction statistics manager Michael Heslop said.

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Employment indicators: Weekly as at 30 May 2022 – Stats NZ information release

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 30 May 2022 – Information release

2 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 24 April 2022:

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,327,390 total paid jobs (up 4,810 or 0.21 percent)
    • 103,610 paid jobs in primary industries (up 210 or 0.20 percent)
    • 446,430 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (up 990 or 0.22 percent)
    • 1,719,510 paid jobs in services industries (up 850 or 0.05 percent)
    • 57,830 paid jobs in unclassified industries (up 2,740 or 4.97 percent)
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    • $1,167.50 (up $5.98 or 0.51 percent).

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Imports and exports of services both see a rise in March quarter – Stats NZ media and information release: International trade: March 2022 quarter

Imports and exports of services both see a rise in March quarter – Media release

2 June 2022

Total services imports rose 35 percent ($1.4 billion) in the March 2022 quarter, compared with March 2021, while total services exports rose 12 percent ($376 million), Stats NZ said today.

When compared with the March 2020 quarter (before the main impacts of COVID-19), total services imports were down 0.1 percent, while services exports were down 59 percent.

“Services imports have been quicker than services exports to return to pre-pandemic levels, largely due to increases in the volume and cost of transportation, which is a large import category for New Zealand,” international trade manager Alasdair Allen said.

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