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International Events Boost Visitors - Stats NZ

External Migration: January 2000

International Events Boost Visitors

Figures released by Statistics New Zealand show there were 169,400 overseas visitor arrivals in January 2000, up 13,020 or 8 per cent on January last year. For the year ended January 2000 there were 1.621 million visitor arrivals, 129,000 or 9 per cent more than in the same period last year. Visitors to the international events - America's Cup, APEC summit, World Netball Championship and Under-17 Soccer World Cup - all held in the last twelve months contributed to this significant increase.

Between December 1999 and January 2000 the seasonally adjusted number of visitor arrivals increased by 2 per cent. This series has generally been improving since March 1998, but is still down on its peak in November 1999. During January 2000 there were increases in visitors from Asia (up 6,110), Australia (3,790), Europe (up 3,600) and Northern America (up 1,590). The main sources of these increases were Korea (up 5,000), the United States (up 2,180), China (up 680), France (up 650) and Italy (up 500), but there were fewer visitors from Canada (down 610) and Japan (down 330).

In January 2000 permanent and long-term departures exceeded arrivals by 1,440. There were net gains of migrants from China (660), Japan (360) and South Africa (320), but a significant net outflow to Australia (3,860). For the year ended January 2000 there was a net loss of 9,460 permanent and long-term migrants, up 14 per cent on the net outflow of 8,330 in the January 1999 year.

Dianne Macaskill
DEPUTY GOVERNMENT STATISTICIAN
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