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 2012 1250     210,740     184,610     3,655     4,044     1,524     38.8
Mar 2013 1245     227,270     179,660     4,019     3,886     1,507     32.4
Monthly:                                      
Apr 2013 1248     230,890     186,240     3,673     3,932     1,777     30.3
May 2013 1252     228,960     181,360     3,578     3,903     1,801     34.3
Jun 2013 1278     225,510     181,160     4,051     3,919     1,761     45.0
Jul 2013 1285     227,890     183,450     3,822     4,425     1,706     43.7
Aug 2013 1279     228,130     187,550     3,905     4,308     1,732     43.3
Sep 2013 1279     226,090     185,150     4,410     3,952     1,776     45.3
Oct 2013 1266     222,450     183,640     4,157     3,951     1,784     47.1
Nov 2013 1263     230,580     179,290     4,504     4,036     1,995     47.1
Dec 2013 1262     231,620     185,050     4,405     4,268     2,132     53.5
Jan 2014 1277     238,150     188,100     4,425     4,062     1,949     -
Feb 2014 1264     243,310     189,330     4,602     4,176     1,915     58.5
Mar 2014 1260     ..     ..     ..     ..     ..     58.2
                                       
                                       
Last updated 14 April 2014
Source: Statistics New Zealand, ANZ Bank

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