Data tables for the Monetary Policy Challenge

A summary of recent outturns of the key variables that Monetary Policy Challenge participants will be forecasting. These include some of the key economic indicators that participants may wish to refer to when formulating forecasts.


Monthly Indicators
                                       
  Food Price Index - All Groups   External Migration - Short-term overseas visitors - Arrivals   External Migration - Short-term NZ resident - Departures   Overseas Merchandise Trade - Total Exports (FOB)   Overseas Merchandise Trade - Total Imports (CIF)   Building Consents - Residential Dwellings   ANZ Business Outlook - Own Activity
  Index     Number (s.a.)     Number (s.a.)     NZ$(m) (s.a.)     NZ$(m) (s.a.)     Number (s.a.)     Net %
Previous Years:                                      
Mar 2013 1245     228,240     180,460     3,931     3,877     1,513     32.4
Mar 2014 1260     232,430     180,140     4,529     4,334     2,069     58.2
Monthly:                                      
Apr 2014 1267     236,590     189,830     4,176     4,102     2,118     52.5
May 2014 1275     237,840     194,560     4,183     4,216     2,028     51.0
Jun 2014 1293     236,720     184,610     4,144     4,211     2,135     45.8
Jul 2014 1284     236,230     188,230     3,766     4,363     2,093     45.1
Aug 2014 1288     229,790     188,830     4,323     4,030     2,120     36.6
Sep 2014 1278     233,310     190,850     3,931     4,626     1,829     37.0
Oct 2014 1278     241,280     196,980     4,072     4,481     2,034     37.8
Nov 2014 1271     249,030     187,520     4,176     4,193     2,240     41.7
Dec 2014 1275     246,200     194,400     3,939     4,435     2,185     37.3
Jan 2015 1292     249,230     194,260     4,035     4,048     2,084     -
Feb 2015 1283     266,490     198,910     3,906     4,283     1,953     40.9
Mar 2015 ..     ..     ..     ..     ..     ..     42.2
                                       
                                       
Last updated 01 April 2015
Source: Statistics New Zealand, ANZ Bank

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