M4 Domestic trade

Released
08 March 2017 03:00 p.m.
Next release
15 May 2017 03:00 p.m.
Source
Statistics New Zealand
Periodicity
Quarterly
Data files
M4 (1992-current) (XLS 78 KB)
Retail trade sales Wholesale trade sales Manufacturing operating income
Date ($m) (q/q% s.a.) (y/y%) ($m) (q/q% s.a.) (y/y%) ($m) (q/q% s.a.) (y/y%)
Previous years:
Dec 2014 20,851 1.4 4.7 24,387 0.2 2.7 26,360 -1.2 -3.1
Dec 2015 21,772 1.1 4.4 24,965 -0.5 2.4 26,377 -2.7 0.1
Quarterly:
Mar 2016 20,170 0.8 4.8 22,259 -0.1 2.0 24,164 -1.8 -0.9
Jun 2016 19,947 2.1 5.5 23,690 1.8 4.2 24,277 1.8 0.8
Sep 2016 20,081 0.8 4.6 24,240 1.2 2.6 23,245 1.1 -1.5
Dec 2016 22,790 1.1 4.7 25,919 0.7 3.8 26,889 0.8 1.9

The Data: Coverage, Periodicity, and Timeliness

Coverage characteristics

Retail trade statistics measure the sales of a wide range of businesses that provide household and personal goods and services.

Wholesale trade statistics measure the sale or resale of new or used goods to retailers, including businesses or institutional users (include government).

Manufacturing statistics measures the sales of manufactured goods. In New Zealand, many manufacturers are engaged in primary produce manufacturing such as meat, dairy and other food processing.

Periodicity

Quarterly

Timeliness

Retail trade statistics are published around seven weeks after the end of the reference quarter.

Wholesale trade and manufacturing statistics are published around 11 weeks after the end of the reference quarter.

Access by the public

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Integrity

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Provision of information about revisions and advance notice of major changes in methodology

Revisions are generally published when a table is next due to be updated and released. New or revised data is in bold font.

Quality

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Data is sourced from Statistics New Zealand.

Retail trade

Sales

The value sales (excluding GST) in the retail trade sector.

Stocks

The value of stocks held in the retail trade sector

Wholesale trade

Sales

The value of sales (excluding GST) in the wholesale trade sector.

Stocks

The value of stocks held in the wholesale trade sector.

It is the closing stocks of raw materials for use in production, plus the closing stocks of finished goods, work in progress, and trading stocks.

Manufacturing

Operating income

The value of sales (excluding GST) and other operating income in the manufacturing sector.

Stocks

The value of stocks held in the manufacturing sector.

It includes the closing stocks of raw materials for use in production and closing stocks of finished goods, work in progress and trading stocks.

Symbols and conventions

0 Value rounded to zero
- Zero or not applicable
.. Not available
bold Revised/new
italics Provisional

General notes

  • Individual figures may not sum to the totals due to rounding
  • Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers
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