Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Business Activity (GST) Indicator: March 2000 Q

Business Activity (GST) Indicator: March 2000 quarter

GST Returns Show Sales Eased in March Quarter

Latest quarterly analysis of GST returns show the trend in total sales easing according to Statistics New Zealand. This follows a period of strong growth during most of 1999. The analysis includes all sales by businesses subject to GST and provides a broad based indicator of economic activity.

Seasonally adjusted sales increased by 0.3 per cent in the March 2000 quarter, despite a decline in the January month. The largest contributions to the quarterly increase came from transport, storage and communications; and retail trade. The communications industry has shown solid growth over the past two years, buoyed by new technologies. Improved performance of motor vehicle retailing has contributed to retail growth in the March quarter, although latest retail statistics show a fall off in June.

Ian Ewing
Deputy Government Statistician


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Media Mega Merger: StuffMe Hearing Argues Over Moveable Feast

New Zealand's two largest news publishers are appealing against the Commerce Commission's rejection of the proposal to merge their operations. More>>


Approval: Northern Corridor Decision Released

The approval gives the green light to construction of the last link of Auckland’s Western Ring Route, providing an alternative route from South Auckland to the North Shore. More>>


Crown Accounts: $4.1 Billion Surplus

The New Zealand Government has achieved its third fiscal surplus in a row with the Crown accounts for the year ended 30 June 2017 showing an OBEGAL surplus of $4.1 billion, $2.2 billion stronger than last year, Finance Minister Steven Joyce says. More>>


Mycoplasma Bovis: One New Property Tests Positive

The newly identified property... was already under a Restricted Place notice under the Biosecurity Act. More>>

Accounting Scandal: Suspension Of Fuji Xerox From All-Of-Government Contract

General Manager of New Zealand Government Procurement John Ivil says, “FXNZ has been formally suspended from the Print Technology and Associated Services (PTAS) contract and terminated from the Office Supplies contract.” More>>