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

 


More visitors from the United States and Japan

More visitors from the United States and Japan

23 June 2014

Visitor arrivals to New Zealand reached a high of 161,400 in May 2014, partly due to more visitors from the United States and Japan, Statistics New Zealand said today.

"Visitor arrivals are higher than they have ever been for a May month," population statistics project manager Susan Hollows said. "Holidaymakers arriving from the United States and Japan contributed to the increase in visitors in May."

In the May 2014 year, visitor arrivals numbered 2.78 million, up 6 percent from the May 2013 year. New Zealand's top four sources of visitors were Australia, China, the United States, and the United Kingdom.

New Zealand residents departed on 198,200 overseas trips in May 2014, up 9 percent from May 2013. Over the year, New Zealand residents took 2.23 million trips, up 3 percent from last year.

Net gain of migrants falls slightly in May

New Zealand had a seasonally adjusted net gain (more arrivals than departures) of 4,000 migrants in May 2014, just below the 4,100 net gain recorded in April 2014. The highest net gain of migrants ever recorded was in February 2003 (4,700).

Net migration has been positive and mostly increasing since September 2012. The difference in the net gains recorded in September 2012 and May 2014 was mainly due to:
• fewer New Zealand citizens leaving for Australia (down 2,000)
• more non-New Zealand citizens arriving (up 1,300)
• more New Zealand citizens arriving from Australia (up 600).

The seasonally adjusted net loss of 200 migrants to Australia in May 2014 matched the loss recorded in April 2014. These were the lowest monthly losses since the series began in 1996. To provide a longer period of comparison, we will release extended seasonally adjusted data back to 1982 with the next International Travel and Migration release on 21 July 2014. Data will be extended for variables including Australia (country of last or next permanent residence), New Zealand citizens, and non-New Zealand citizens.

In the May 2014 year, migrant arrivals numbered 99,900 (up 14 percent from 2013), and migrant departures numbered 63,500 (down 22 percent). This resulted in a net gain of 36,400 migrants, the highest annual gain since the November 2003 year (36,700). New Zealand recorded its highest-ever net gain of 42,500 migrants in the May 2003 year.

In the latest year, New Zealand had a net loss of 9,700 migrants to Australia, well down from 32,900 a year earlier. Net gains were recorded from most other countries, led by India (6,600), China (6,300), and the United Kingdom (5,700).

For more information about these statistics: Visit International Travel and Migration: May 2014

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Must Sell 20 Petrol Stations: Z Cleared To Buy Caltex Assets

Z Energy is allowed to buy the Caltex and Challenge! petrol station chains but must sell 19 of its retail sites and one truck-stop, the Commerce Commission has ruled in a split decision that acknowledges possible retail price coordination between fuel retailers occurs in some regions. More>>

ALSO:

Huntly: Genesis Extends Life Of Coal-Fuelled Power Station To 2022

Genesis Energy will keep its two coal and gas-fired units at Huntly Power Station operating until 2022, having previously said they'd be closed by 2018, after wringing a high price from other electricity generators who wanted to keep them as back-up. More>>

ALSO:

Dammed If You Do: Ruataniwha Irrigation Scheme Hits Farmer Uptake Targets

Enough Hawke's Bay farmers have signed up for water from the proposed Ruataniwha Water Storage Scheme for it to go ahead as long as a cornerstone institutional capital investor can be found to back it, its regional council promoter announced. More>>

ALSO:

Reserve Bank: OCR Stays At 2.25%

Reserve Bank governor Graeme Wheeler kept the official cash rate at 2.25 percent, in a decision traders had said could go either way, while predicting inflation will pick up as the slump in oil prices washes out of the data and capacity pressures start to build in the economy. More>>

ALSO:

Export Values Down: NZ Posts Biggest Annual Trade Deficit In 7 Years

New Zealand has recorded its biggest annual trade deficit since April 2009, reflecting weaker prices of agricultural commodities such as dairy products, beef and lamb, and increased imports of vehicles and machinery. More>>

ALSO:

Currency Events: NZ's New $5 Note Wins International Banknote Award

New Zealand’s new Brighter Money $5 note has been named Banknote of the Year in a prestigious international competition. The $5 note was awarded the IBNS Banknote of the Year title at the International Bank Note Society’s annual meeting. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news