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


Weak winter in wholesale trade

Weak winter in wholesale trade – Media release

Mixed results in wholesaling industries led to a minor fall in total wholesale trade sales for the September 2012 quarter, Statistics New Zealand said today.

After adjusting for seasonal effects, total sales were down 0.3 percent ($67 million).

“Most wholesaling industries had higher sales this quarter. However, falls in the basic materials, and the other goods wholesaling industries just managed to tip the total wholesale trade sales balance into the negative," industry and labour statistics manager Blair Cardno said.

The basic materials wholesaling industry (down $141 million) covers businesses selling agricultural supplies, products, and raw materials. The other goods wholesaling industry (down $80 million) includes businesses selling pharmaceutical products, furniture, kitchenware, and personal goods (eg clothing and toiletries).

Motor vehicle and motor-vehicle parts wholesaling rebounded in the latest quarter and was up $88 million.

The trend for total wholesale sales has been flat since mid-2011, after a period of strong increases that started in late 2009.

The seasonally adjusted value of stocks rose 0.8 percent, to reach $9.0 billion.

Authorised by:
Geoff Bascand
Government Statistician

Published 7 December 2012

For more information about these statistics:
• Visit Wholesale Trade Survey: September 2012 quarter
• Open the attached files

Information release (PDF) Tables (Excel) Copy of this media release (PDF)

(See attached file: WholesaleTradeSurveySep12qtr.pdf)(See attached file: wts-Sep12qtr-alltables.xls)(See attached file: WholesaleTradeSurveySep12qtrMR.pdf)





© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


DIY: Kiwi Ingenuity And Masking Tape Saves Chick

Kiwi ingenuity and masking tape has saved a Kiwi chick after its egg was badly damaged endangering the chick's life. The egg was delivered to Kiwi Encounter at Rainbow Springs in Rotorua 14 days ago by a DOC worker with a large hole in its shell and against all odds has just successfully hatched. More>>


Trade: Key To Lead Mission To India; ASEAN FTA Review Announced

Prime Minister John Key will lead a trade delegation to India next week, saying the pursuit of a free trade agreement with the protectionist giant is "the primary reason we're going" but playing down the likelihood of early progress. More>>



MYOB: Digital Signatures Go Live

From today, Inland Revenue will begin accepting “digital signatures”, saving businesses and their accountants a huge amount of administration time and further reducing the need for pen and paper in the workplace. More>>

Oil Searches: Norway's Statoil Quits Reinga Basin

Statoil, the Norwegian state-owned oil company, has given up oil and gas exploration in Northland's Reinga Basin, saying the probably of a find was 'too low'. More>>


Modern Living: Auckland Development Blowouts Reminiscent Of Run Up To GFC

The collapse of property developments in Auckland is "almost groundhog day" to the run-up of the global financial crisis in 2007/2008 as banks refuse to fund projects due to blowouts in construction and labour costs, says John Kensington, the author of KPMG's Financial Institutions Performance Survey. More>>


Health: New Zealand's First ‘No Sugary Drinks’ Logo Unveiled

New Zealand’s first “no sugary drinks logo” has been unveiled at an event in Wellington... It will empower communities around New Zealand to lift their health and wellbeing and send a clear message about the damage caused by too much sugar in our diets. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news