Surge in imports results in record monthly trade deficit – Stats NZ media and information release: Overseas merchandise trade: August 2021

Surge in imports results in record monthly trade deficit – Media release

24 September 2021

Imports increased $1.8 billion in August 2021 compared with August 2020, resulting in a record monthly trade deficit of $2.1 billion, Stats NZ said today.

Exports were little changed, down $42 million.

“This is a larger deficit than normal because of higher values for imports, particularly vehicles, continuing the trend observed over the last few months. August is also the month when we typically see lower values for dairy exports,” international trade manager Alasdair Allen said.

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Employment indicators: Weekly as at 20 September 2021 – Stats NZ information release

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 20 September 2021

23 September 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 15 August 2021:    

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,296,900 total paid jobs (up 11,600 or 0.51 percent)
    • 99,660 paid jobs in primary industries (up 1,220 or 1.24 percent)
    • 430,990 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (up 2,370 or 0.55 percent)
    • 1,706,240 paid jobs in services industries (up 10,440 or 0.62 percent)
    • 60,000 paid jobs in unclassified industries (down 2,440 or 3.91 percent)
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    • $1,096.43 (down $4.37 or 0.40 percent).

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Overseas merchandise trade: August 2021
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29 September 2021
Greenhouse gas emissions by region (industry and household): Year ended 2019 
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Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 15 September 2021 (provisional) – Stats NZ information release

Effects of COVID-19 on trade: At 15 September 2021 (provisional)

22 September 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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Balance of payments and international investment position: Year ended 31 March 2021 Stats NZ information release

Balance of payments and international investment position: Year ended 31 March 2021

22 September 2021

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As at 31 March 2021:

Of New Zealand’s $316.3 billion total investment abroad:

  • 66.7 percent was in the United States of America, Australia, and the United Kingdom
  • 9.3 percent was direct investment
  • 65.5 percent was portfolio investment
  • 11.7 percent was other investment
  • 13.5 percent was financial derivatives and reserve assets.

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Iwi classification update – Stats NZ consultation release

Iwi classification update 

20 September 2021

Kei te whakahou a Tatauranga Aotearoa i te whakarōpūtanga iwi kia reri ai mō te Tatauranga 2023, ā, e tono ana mātou i ngā iwi, ngā rōpū whai pānga ā-iwi rānei, e hiahia ana ki te whai wāhi mai, kia tuku tono ki a mātou.

Iwi classification is a statistical list of iwi and iwi-related groups throughout New Zealand that are recognised by Stats NZ Tatauranga Aotearoa. Stats NZ is seeking feedback from iwi or iwi-related groups who would like to be included the iwi classification update, in time for the 2023 Census.

Ko te whakarōpūtanga iwi he rārangi tauanga o ngā iwi me ngā rōpū whai pānga ā-iwi puta noa i Aotearoa e āhukahukatia ana e Tatauranga Aotearoa. He auau ka taea tā mātou whakahou i tēnei rārangi kia hopukina ai te āhua hihiri, panoni haere o ngā ngā iwi me ngā rōpū whai pānga ā-iwi. Mā konei mātou e āhei te whakarato i te huarahi arowhānui mō te whakarōpū me te pūrongo mō ngā iwi me ngā rōpū whai pānga ā-iwi.

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GDP rises in the June 2021 quarter – Stats NZ media and information release: Gross domestic product: June 2021 quarter

GDP rises in the June 2021 quarter – Media release

16 September 2021

Gross domestic product (GDP) rose by 2.8 percent in the June 2021 quarter, following a 1.4 percent increase in the March 2021 quarter, Stats NZ said today.

June 2021 quarter GDP was 4.3 percent higher when compared with the December 2019 quarter, the quarter immediately before New Zealand’s first COVID-19 cases and the introduction of associated restrictions.

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Stats NZ information release: Employment indicators: Weekly as at 13 September 2021

Employment indicators: Weekly as at 13 September 2021

16 September 2021

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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 8 August 2021:

  • the number of paid jobs (compared with the previous week) were:
    • 2,285,300 total paid jobs (down 13,900 or 0.60 percent)
    • 98,440 paid jobs in primary industries (down 1,900 or 1.89 percent)
    • 428,620 paid jobs in goods-producing industries (down 2,590 or 0.60 percent)
    • 1,695,800 paid jobs in services industries (down 9,760 or 0.57 percent)
    • 62,440 paid jobs in unclassified industries (up 350 or 0.56 percent)
  • the median income (compared with the previous week) was:
    • $1,100.80 (up $3.66 or 0.33 percent).

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