Magazine article New Zealand Management

Economic Indicators

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Economic Indicators

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MANAGEMENT/ERG New Zealand Index

The July the Management-ERG index of economic activity for New Zealand recovered most of the ground of it lost in June. Building permits, imports and new motor vehicle registrations all increased.

The New Zealand Economic Activity Index is a weighted index of the following series: cement production; electricity production; fertiliser production; retail trade turnover; building permits; new motor vehicle registration; imports; unemployment.

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GENERAL STATISTICS                          PERIOD    LATEST   PREVIOUS
                                                      PERIOD     PERIOD

Average Weekly Earnings [$]                Jun qtr     695.5      698.6
Unemployment Rate [per cent] s.a.          Jun qtr       5.1        5.3
Employment - full time [000] s.a.          Jun qtr     1,448      1,434
Employment - part time [000] s.a.          Jun qtr       429        434
Real GDP [$m] (1) s.a.                     Mar qtr    27,419     27,132
Annual Inflation Rate, CPI [per cent]      Jun qtr       2.8        2.6
Retail Trade [$m] s.a.                         Jun     3,858      4,138
Motor Vehicle Registrations                    Jul    20,696     19,266
Number of Dwelling Permits                     Jul     2,738      1,864
Tourist Arrivals                               Jul   152,388    115,076
Exports, f.o.b. [$m]                           Jul   2,549.4    2,614.3
Imports, c.i.f. [$m]                           Jul   2,795.6    2,347.0
Current Account Balance, y.t.d. [$m]       Mar qtr    -3,404     -3,367

PRODUCTION

Electricity [millions of kWh.]                 Jul     3,338      3,106
Gas [petajoules]                               Jul    21,794     23,112
Concrete [000 m3]                          Jun qtr     684.0      634.9
Milksolids Processed [000 tonnes] (+)          May      47.0       70.8
Manufacturing Sales [$m]                 Jun'01qtr    15,968     15,757
Wood Pulp [000 tonnes]                     Jun qtr     407.3      400.0
Sawn Timber [000 m3]                       Jun qtr      1090        924
Carpet [000 m2]                            Jun qtr     3,139      2,567
Beer [megalitres]                          Jun qtr      69.8       72.7

FINANCE

M1 Growth Rate [per cent]                      Jun      12.1        8.5
M3 Growth Rate [per cent]                      Jun      11.9       16.9
Interest Rate, 90 Day Bills [per cent]
  (#)                                        5-Sep      5.86       5.87
Interest Rate, New Mortgages [per
  cent]                                        Jun      7.75       7.75
10-year Govt Bond Yield [per cent] (#)       5-Sep      6.14       6.27

PRICES

Consumers Price Index (3)                  Jun qtr      1082       1071
Export Price Index (3)                     Mar qtr      1282       1312
Import Price Index (3)                     Mar qtr      1248       1297
Terms of Trade (4)                         Mar qtr      1170       1152
Exchange Rate Index (5) (#)                  5-Sep      53.1       52.6
Producers' Inputs Price Index (6)          Jun qtr      1163       1162
NZSE40 Share Price Index (7)                 5-Sep    2045.4     1978.2

GENERAL STATISTICS                       YEAR AGO   % CHANGE
                                                     ON YEAR

Average Weekly Earnings [$]                 677.2        2.7
Unemployment Rate [per cent] s.a.             5.3       -3.8
Employment - full time [000] s.a.           1,407        2.9
Employment - part time [000] s.a.             413        3.9
Real GDP [$m] (1) s.a.                     26,367        4.0
Annual Inflation Rate, CPI [per cent]         3.2        --
Retail Trade [$m] s.a.                      3,658        5.5
Motor Vehicle Registrations                19,034        8.7
Number of Dwelling Permits                  1,690       62.0
Tourist Arrivals                          144,364        5. … 
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