Retail sales climb to record heights in June quarter

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  • August 15, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Retail sales climb to record heights in June quarter

Retail sales in New Zealand have ramped up to records levels from March through to June, rising by 2.3 percent. Statistics New Zealand says this is the biggest boost recorded in retail sales since December 2006.

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Overseas visitors boost local spending

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  • March 9, 2016
  • Elly Strang
Overseas visitors boost local spending
Queenstown Airport.

Figures from Paymark show tourists are contributing significantly to local spending, with the top spenders being the UK, the US and Australia. Over $270 million has been contributed to the local economy through February by credit card.

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Retail sales hit record levels over the December quarter

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  • February 18, 2016
  • Ahmed Bashir
Retail sales hit record levels over the December quarter

Retailers can celebrate a job well done over the past couple of months, as figures released show New Zealand’s retail industry experienced record sales during the December quarter. Plus: we explore whether rising private debt should be a concern for retailers.

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Graph: tracking almost a decade of retail sales in New Zealand

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  • November 24, 2015
  • Elly Strang
Graph: tracking almost a decade of retail sales in New Zealand

Reading about retail sales is one thing, but seeing almost twenty years of it visualised is another. Check out the rises and falls in New Zealand’s different retail sectors in our graph below.

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New Zealand's Consumer Price index – is it accurate enough?

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  • August 20, 2015
  • Elly Strang
New Zealand's Consumer Price index – is it accurate enough?

The Consumer Price Index (CPI) measures the change in price of a fixed basket of goods and services bought by Kiwi households. Its accuracy is of the utmost importance, as it is the official measure of inflation in New Zealand. We find out just how accurate it is at measuring the cost of living.

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