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


Household spending just outpaced income in 2013

Household spending just outpaced income in 2013

28 November 2013

Household income was $122.4 billion (up 1.8 percent) while household spending was $123.3 billion (up 2.9 percent) in the March 2013 year, Statistics New Zealand said today.

These results show households are not quite matching their income and spending. Household saving was negative at $0.8 billion.

"In 2013, household income was up, but the increase was small compared with the past three years as farming income fell,” acting national accounts manager Steffi Schuster said.

National accounts statistics for the year ended March 2013 provide a snapshot of the economy’s performance, including household income, spending, and saving.

Improved measures of spending in the New Zealand economy showed a higher level of household saving than previously published. The higher spending by international visitors and students in New Zealand was partly offset by higher imports of goods purchased directly by New Zealand households. The improved measures showed New Zealand households are spending less and saving more than previously indicated.

As a result of the revised household spending levels, household saving is now positive from 2010 to 2012. While saving levels are revised up, the pattern of saving by households remains unchanged.

Click for big version.

For more information about these statistics: National Accounts (Income and Expenditure): Year ended March 2013


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Land & Water Forum: Fourth Report On Water Management

The Land and Water Forum (LWF) today published its fourth report, outlining 60 new consensus recommendations for how New Zealand should improve its management of fresh water and calling on the Government to urgently adopt all of its recommendations from earlier reports. More>>



Welcome Home: Record High Migration Stokes 41-Year High Population Growth

New Zealand annual net migration hit a new high in October as more people arrived from than departed for Australia for the first time in more than 20 years. More>>


Citizens' Advice Bureau: Report Shows Desperate Housing Situation Throughout NZ

CAB's in-depth analysis of over 2000 client enquiries about emergency accommodation shows vulnerable families, pregnant women and children living in cars and garages, even after seeking assistance from the Ministry of Social Development and Housing New Zealand. More>>


Speaking For The Bees: Greens Call For Neonicotinoid Pesticide Ban

The National Government should ban the use of controversial pesticides called neonicotinoids after evidence has revealed that even at low doses they cause harm to bee populations, the Green Party said today. More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news