Drought causes fall in sheep numbers – Stats NZ media and information release: Agricultural production statistics: June 2020 (final)

Drought
causes fall in sheep numbers – Media release

7 May 2021

The number of sheep fell by three percent
in the year ended June 2020, Stats NZ said today.

Final figures show that there were 26 million
sheep in total – a fall of 800,000 from the previous year and a far cry
from the peak of 70 million sheep in 1982.

“The 2020 drought caused feed shortages
that led to a fall in total sheep numbers. Hawke’s Bay had the largest
decrease, with the total number of sheep falling by 12 percent (346,000)
from the previous year to a total of 2.5 million as at June 2020,” agricultural
production statistics manager Ana Krpo said.

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Stats NZ information release: Employment indicators: Weekly as at 3 May 2021

Employment
indicators: Weekly as at 3 May 2021 – Information release

6 May 2021

The experimental weekly series provides an
early indicator of employment and labour market changes in a more a 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 28 March 2021:

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

    • 2,261,020 total paid jobs (down 4,520 or
      0.20 percent)

    • 105,920 paid jobs in primary industries (up
      160 or 0.15 percent)

    • 428,210 paid jobs in goods-producing industries
      (up 170 or 0.04 percent)

    • 1,667,890 in services industries (down 5,870
      or 0.35 percent)

    • 59,000 in unclassified industries (up 1,020
      or 1.76 percent)

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

    • $1,080.00 (up $10.80 or 1.01 percent).

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Consents for new homes at all-time high – Stats NZ media and information release: Building consents issued: March 2021

Consents
for new homes at all-time high – Media release

6 May 2021

A record 41,028 new homes have been consented
in the year ended March 2021, Stats NZ said today.

The previous record for the annual number
of new homes consented was 40,025 in the year ended February 1974.

“Within 10 years the number of new homes
consented annually has gone from the lowest point since the 1940s to an
all-time record,” construction statistics manager Michael Heslop said.

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6 May 2021

Building consents issued: March 2021

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7 May 2021

Agricultural production statistics: June 2020 (final)

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11 May 2021

Electronic card transactions: April 2021

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12 May 2021

Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 5 May 2021 (provisional)

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Wellbeing statistics: March 2021 quarter – rescheduled from 19 May 2021

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14 May 2021

New Zealand Activity Index (NZAC) – includes April data


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Stats NZ media and information release: Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 28 April 2021 (provisional)

Effects
of COVID-19 on trade: At 28 April 2021 (provisional) – Information release

5 May 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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Unemployment declines as underutilisation rises – Stats NZ media and information release: Labour market statistics: March 2021 quarter

Unemployment
declines as underutilisation rises – Media release

5 May 2021

The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate
decreased to 4.7 percent in the March 2021 quarter, continuing to fall
from its recent peak of 5.2 percent in the September 2020 quarter but remaining
high compared with recent years, Stats NZ said today.

Unemployment rates for men and women converged
at 4.7 percent, as the male rate rose from 4.5 percent last quarter and
the female rate fell from 5.3 percent.

“There have been some gains in labour market
outcomes, especially for women, over the past two quarters. However, annual
changes indicate the labour market still hasn’t returned to pre-COVID-19
levels for men or women,” work, wealth, and wellbeing statistics senior
manager Sean Broughton said.

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Home transfers up by a third – Stats NZ media and information release: Property transfer statistics: March 2021 quarter

Home
transfers up by a third – Media release

4 May 2021

Home transfers in the March 2021 quarter
were up by one-third compared with the same period last year, Stats NZ
said today.

There were 44,586 home transfers in the March
2021 quarter, down from the high of 51,504 seen in the December 2020 quarter
but still up 34 percent compared with the same period last year.

“The high number of home transfers in March
follows a strong December 2020 quarter. Typically, there is a seasonal
drop between the December and March quarters in part due to the summer
holiday period,” property statistics manager Michael Heslop said.

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Transport prices drive up quarterly inflation for all household groups – Stats NZ media and information release: Household living-costs price indexes: March 2021 quarter

Transport
prices drive up quarterly inflation for all household groups – Media release

3 May 2021

Higher prices for petrol have driven up quarterly
inflation for all household groups, Stats NZ said today.

In the March 2021 quarter, as measured in
the household living-costs price indexes, inflation for the all households
group increased by 0.9 percent. This is the same for the lowest-spending
households, also up 0.9 percent, and compares with 0.8 percent for the
highest-spending households. 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.

The main difference comes from the treatment
of owner-occupied housing and interest payments, which better aligns with
the individual household experience, and better reflects the inflation
experienced by a ‘typical’ household within each group.

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Corrections made to household economic survey data for year ended June 2020 – Stats NZ methods paper

Corrections
made to household economic survey data for year ended June 2020 – Methods
paper

29 April 2021

This page provides information about corrections
applied to the household economic survey for the year ended June 2020.
The corrections have been applied to
Household
income and housing-cost statistics: Year ended June 2020

on 16 February 2021 and to
Child
poverty statistics: Year ended June 2020
,
published on 23 February 2021.

Two errors have been corrected, one related
to selection weights, and one related to the reporting of private superannuation.
The errors that were corrected in the underlying (HES) data only impacted
the year ended June 2020 estimates. There was no impact to the year ended
June 2019 data, or other previous years.

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paper, the two affected information releases and the technical appendix
we corrected:

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

Employment
indicators: Weekly as at 26 April 2021 – Information release

29 April 2021

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 21 March 2021:

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

    • 2,265,540 total paid jobs (up 7,170 or 0.32
      percent)

    • 105,760 paid jobs in primary industries (up
      400 or 0.38 percent)

    • 428,040 paid jobs in goods-producing industries
      (up 960 or 0.22 percent)

    • 1,673,760 in services industries (up 6,970
      or 0.42 percent)

    • 57,980 in unclassified industries (down 1,160
      or 1.96 percent)

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

    • $1,069.20 (down $1.35 or 0.13 percent).

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