Magazine article New Zealand Management

Economic Indicators/ Management/ERG

Magazine article New Zealand Management

Economic Indicators/ Management/ERG

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New Zealand Index

In August the Management-ERG index of economic activity for New Zealand continued to increase, though both building permits and new motor vehicle registrations fell back from the peaks they reached in July.

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
                                                    PERIOD

Average Weekly Earnings [$]               Jun qtr     695.5
Unemployment Rate [per cent] s.a.         Jun qtr       5.1
Employment - full time [000] s.a.         Jun qtr     1,448
Employment - part time [000] s.a.         Jun qtr       429
Real GDP [$m] (1) s.a.                    Jun qtr    27,939
Annual Inflation Rate, CPI [per cent]     Jun qtr       2.8
Retail Trade [$m] s.a.                        Jul     4,168
Motor Vehicle Registrations                   Aug    20,002
Number of Dwelling Permits                    Aug     2,105
Tourist Arrivals                              Aug   133,104
Exports, f.o.b. [$m]                          Aug   2,410.0
Imports, c.i.f. [$m]                          Aug   2,952.5
Current Account Balance, y.t.d. [$m]      Jun qtr    -3,668

PRODUCTION

Electricity [millions of kWh.]                Aug     3,330
Gas [petajoules]                              Aug    22,321
Concrete [000 m3]                         Jun qtr     684.0
Milksolids Processed [000 tonnes] (+)         May      47.0
Manufacturing Sales [$m]                Jun'01qtr    15,968
Wood Pulp [000 tonnes]                    Jun qtr     407.3
Sawn Timber [000 m3]                      Jun qtr     1,090
Carpet [000 m2]                           Jun qtr     3,139
Beer [megalitres]                         Jun qtr      69.8

FINANCE

M1 Growth Rate [per cent]                     Jun       7.3
M3 Growth Rate [per cent]                     Jul      12.4
Interest Rate, 90 Day Bills                 7-Oct      5.87
  [per cent] (#)
Interest Rate, New Mortgages                  Jun      7.75
  [per cent]
10-year Govt Bond Yield [per cent]          7-Oct      6.17
  (#)

PRICES

Consumers Price Index (2)                 Jun qtr      1082
Export Price Index (3)                    Jun qtr      1209
Import Price Index (3)                    Jun qtr      1233
Terms of Trade (4)                        Jun qtr      1116
Exchange Rate Index (5) (#)                 7-Oct      55.6
Producers' Inputs Price Index (6)         Jun qtr      1163
NZSE40 Share Price Index (7)                7-Oct    1977.0

GENERAL STATISTICS                      PREVIOUS    YEAR     % CHANGE
                                         PERIOD      AGO     ON YEAR

Average Weekly Earnings [$]                698.6     677.2      2.7
Unemployment Rate [per cent] s.a.            5.3       5.3     -3.8
Employment - full time [000] s.a.          1,434     1,407      2.9
Employment - part time [000] s.a.            434       413      3.9
Real GDP [$m] (1) s.a.                    27,461    26,871      4.0
Annual Inflation Rate, CPI [per cent]        2.6       3.2      --
Retail Trade [$m] s.a.                     4,148     3,889      7.2
Motor Vehicle Registrations               20,696    19,706      1.5
Number of Dwelling Permits                 2,738     2,020      4.2
Tourist Arrivals                         152,388   136,815     -2.7
Exports, f.o.b. [$m]                     2,549.4   2,641.2     -8.8
Imports, c.i.f. [$m]                     2,821.8   2,742.1      7.7
Current Account Balance, y.t.d. [$m]      -3,371    -4,269     14.1

PRODUCTION

Electricity [millions of kWh.]             3,338     3,061      8.8
Gas [petajoules]                          21,794    25,195    -11. … 
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