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:                                      
May 2013 1252     226,630     179,340     3,613     3,883     1,818     34.3
May 2014 1275     237,080     192,960     4,174     4,229     2,026     51.0
Monthly:                                      
Jun 2014 1293     236,790     184,630     4,143     4,218     2,138     45.8
Jul 2014 1284     236,640     188,270     3,763     4,366     2,118     45.1
Aug 2014 1288     230,500     188,840     4,356     4,030     2,135     36.6
Sep 2014 1278     234,140     190,850     3,936     4,622     1,812     37.0
Oct 2014 1278     242,190     197,080     4,078     4,478     2,055     37.8
Nov 2014 1271     249,730     187,580     4,174     4,184     2,289     41.7
Dec 2014 1275     246,150     194,680     3,941     4,423     2,153     37.3
Jan 2015 1292     248,560     194,700     4,041     4,028     2,093     -
Feb 2015 1283     266,930     199,550     3,888     4,221     1,971     40.9
Mar 2015 1284     255,790     197,770     4,124     4,275     2,174     42.2
Apr 2015 1280     259,600     202,160     4,030     4,134     2,137     41.3
May 2015 1285     259,830     201,680     4,187     4,152     ..     32.6
                                       
                                       
Last updated 29 June 2015
Source: Statistics New Zealand, ANZ Bank

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