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:                                      
Jul 2012 1274     209,830     179,120     4,173     3,921     1,391     24.0
Jul 2013 1285     228,010     183,670     3,823     4,431     1,709     43.7
Monthly:                                      
Aug 2013 1279     228,380     187,620     3,910     4,314     1,742     43.3
Sep 2013 1279     226,510     185,110     4,405     3,953     1,771     45.3
Oct 2013 1266     223,540     183,540     4,162     3,950     1,773     47.1
Nov 2013 1263     231,070     179,300     4,478     4,030     1,978     47.1
Dec 2013 1262     231,750     184,900     4,381     4,263     2,162     53.5
Jan 2014 1277     237,480     187,610     4,388     4,047     1,934     -
Feb 2014 1264     241,240     189,040     4,538     4,158     1,908     58.5
Mar 2014 1260     233,770     181,000     4,549     4,339     2,079     58.2
Apr 2014 1267     237,580     189,920     4,209     4,108     2,126     52.5
May 2014 1275     238,260     193,380     4,224     4,218     2,033     51.0
Jun 2014 1293     237,650     184,670     4,196     4,223     2,104     45.8
Jul 2014 ..     ..     ..     ..     ..     ..     45.1
                                       
                                       
Last updated 04 August 2014
Source: Statistics New Zealand, ANZ Bank

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