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:                                      
Jun 2013 1278     224,350     183,110     4,058     3,951     1,757     45.0
Jun 2014 1293     236,990     185,600     4,170     4,197     2,145     45.8
Monthly:                                      
Jul 2014 1284     236,550     188,270     3,755     4,362     2,123     45.1
Aug 2014 1288     230,390     188,890     4,350     4,027     2,134     36.6
Sep 2014 1278     234,150     190,950     3,934     4,619     1,817     37.0
Oct 2014 1278     242,230     197,100     4,081     4,475     2,046     37.8
Nov 2014 1271     249,850     187,570     4,178     4,182     2,293     41.7
Dec 2014 1275     246,260     194,590     3,946     4,422     2,145     37.3
Jan 2015 1292     248,690     194,490     4,042     4,029     2,091     -
Feb 2015 1283     266,890     199,240     3,887     4,225     1,974     40.9
Mar 2015 1284     255,770     197,430     4,118     4,281     2,170     42.2
Apr 2015 1280     259,380     201,800     4,019     4,145     2,150     41.3
May 2015 1285     259,550     201,230     4,169     4,152     2,151     32.6
Jun 2015 1292     259,030     199,150     3,987     4,361     ..     23.6
                                       
                                       
Last updated 27 July 2015
Source: Statistics New Zealand, ANZ Bank

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