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NZ retail spending on electronic cards rises 0.4%

NZ retail spending on electronic cards rises 0.4%, led by fuel purchases

Nov. 9 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand retail spending on electronic cards rose as expected last month, led by fuel, motor vehicle related spending and durables.

Spending on debit, credit and charge cards rose 0.4 percent, seasonally adjusted, in October, following a 0.6 percent decline in the previous month, according to Statistics New Zealand. Core retail, which excludes motor vehicle related spending, gained 0.2 percent.

Consumer related stocks on the NZX 50 Index have been among the biggest gainers this year, with a 35 percent gain based on the NZSE Consumer Index, outpacing the broader market. Briscoe Group has climbed 49 percent this year, while jeweller Michael Hill International is up 39 percent.

The 0.4 percent gain in the latest month matched the forecast in a Reuters survey. Actual sales were up 3.2 percent from a year earlier.

Spending on fuel rose 1.6 percent and spending on durables, which include furniture, hardware and appliances, rose 0.7 percent in October. Consumables, such as food and liquor, fell 0.6 percent following a decline of 0.7 percent in the previous month.

The electronic cards data covers about two thirds of retail spending in New Zealand.

Total electronic card transactions, including those not related to retailing, also rose 0.4 percent.


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