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

 


Visitor arrivals break February record

Visitor arrivals break February record

21 March 2014

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand in February 2014 were the highest ever for a February month, Statistics New Zealand said today. The number of visitors in February (301,200) was up 7 percent from last year.

"Visitor arrivals reached a new February record in 2014, driven by arrivals from Australia," population statistics manager Andrea Blackburn said. "Compared with February 2013, fewer visitors arrived from China and Hong Kong, due to the earlier timing of Chinese New Year. However, an increase in visitors from Australia more than made up for the decrease in visitors from Asia."

There were also more visitors from the United States and Germany in February 2014, compared with last year. In the February 2014 year, visitor arrivals reached 2.77 million, up 7 percent from the February 2013 year.

New Zealand residents departed on 116,900 overseas trips in February 2014, up 6 percent from February 2013 and a record for a February month. Over the year, New Zealand residents took 2.21 million trips, up 2 percent from the previous year. The most common destinations were Australia (1.03 million), the United States (145,300), Fiji (114,100), and the United Kingdom (96,100).

Highest annual net gain of migrants in over 10 years

New Zealand had a seasonally adjusted net gain (more arrivals than departures) of 3,500 migrants in February 2014 – the highest gain in over 10 years (since 3,500 in April 2003). Net migration has been positive and mostly increasing since September 2012. The increase was mainly due to fewer New Zealand citizens leaving for Australia, as well as more non-New Zealand citizens arriving.

In the February 2014 year, migrant arrivals numbered 96,900, and migrant departures numbered 67,800, resulting in a net gain of 29,000 migrants. This compares with a net migration gain of 1,200 in the February 2013 year.

In the latest year, New Zealand had a net loss of 15,000 migrants to Australia, well down from 36,700 a year earlier. Net gains were recorded from most other countries, led by China (6,100), India, and the United Kingdom (each 5,800).

For more information about these statistics:
• Visit International Travel and Migration: February 2014
• Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Cosmetics & Pollution: Proposal To Ban Microbeads

Cosmetic products containing microbeads will be banned under a proposal announced by the Minister for the Environment today. Marine scientists have been advocating for a ban on the microplastics, which have been found to quickly enter waterways and harm marine life. More>>

ALSO:

NIWA: 2016 New Zealand’s Warmest Year On Record

Annual temperatures were above average (0.51°C to 1.20°C above the annual average) throughout the country, with very few locations observing near average temperatures (within 0.5°C of the annual average) or lower. The year 2016 was the warmest on record for New Zealand, based on NIWA’s seven-station series which begins in 1909. More>>

ALSO:

Farewell 2016: NZ Economy Flies Through 2016's Political Curveballs

Dec. 23 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy batted away some curly political curveballs of 2016 to end the year on a high note, with its twin planks of a booming construction sector and rampant tourism soon to be joined by a resurgent dairy industry. More>>

ALSO:


NZ Economy: More Growth Than Expected In 3rd Qtr

Dec. 22 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's economy grew at a faster pace than expected in the September quarter as a booming construction sector continued to underpin activity, spilling over into related building services, and was bolstered by tourism and transport ... More>>

  • NZ Govt - Solid growth for NZ despite fragile world economy
  • NZ Council of Trade Unions - Government needs to ensure economy raises living standards
  • KiwiRail Goes Deisel: Cans electric trains on partially electrified North Island trunkline

    Dec. 21 (BusinessDesk) – KiwiRail, the state-owned rail and freight operator, said a small fleet of electric trains on New Zealand’s North Island would be phased out over the next two years and replaced with diesel locomotives. More>>

  • KiwiRail - KiwiRail announces fleet decision on North Island line
  • Greens - Ditching electric trains massive step backwards
  • Labour - Bill English turns ‘Think Big’ into ‘Think Backwards’
  • First Union - Train drivers condemn KiwiRail’s return to “dirty diesel”
  • NZ First - KiwiRail Going Backwards for Xmas
  • NIWA: The Year's Top Science Findings

    Since 1972 NIWA has operated a Clean Air Monitoring Station at Baring Head, near Wellington... In June, Baring Head’s carbon dioxide readings officially passed 400 parts per million (ppm), a level last reached more than three million years ago. More>>

    ALSO:

    Get More From Scoop

     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    Business
    Search Scoop  
     
     
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news