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:                                      
Apr 2013 1248     229,470     185,500     3,707     3,936     1,762     30.3
Apr 2014 1267     236,400     189,750     4,167     4,098     2,112     52.5
Monthly:                                      
May 2014 1275     237,560     194,640     4,176     4,214     2,032     51.0
Jun 2014 1293     236,750     184,560     4,140     4,210     2,131     45.8
Jul 2014 1284     236,510     188,200     3,765     4,362     2,096     45.1
Aug 2014 1288     230,300     188,810     4,327     4,030     2,125     36.6
Sep 2014 1278     233,960     190,790     3,938     4,627     1,840     37.0
Oct 2014 1278     241,920     196,840     4,089     4,485     2,038     37.8
Nov 2014 1271     249,460     187,130     4,189     4,196     2,241     41.7
Dec 2014 1275     246,070     194,160     3,960     4,436     2,185     37.3
Jan 2015 1292     248,730     194,000     4,051     4,040     2,095     -
Feb 2015 1283     265,740     198,660     3,899     4,242     1,959     40.9
Mar 2015 1284     256,150     196,640     4,137     4,325     2,175     42.2
Apr 2015 1280     ..     ..     ..     ..     ..     41.3
                                       
                                       
Last updated 18 May 2015
Source: Statistics New Zealand, ANZ Bank

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