This data, sourced from Stats NZ, monitors consumption in New Zealand using the amount of retail sales as the measure.
|Retail trade sales|
|Date||($m)||($m s.a.)||(q/q% s.a.)||(y/y%)|
The data: coverage, periodicity and timeliness
Retail trade statistics measure the sales of a wide range of businesses that provide household and personal goods and services.
Final consumption expenditure from the national accounts comprises expenditure by households, private non-profits, central and local government.
We publish retail trade statistics around seven weeks after the end of the reference quarter.
We publish gross domestic product around three months after the end of the reference quarter.
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The value sales (excluding GST) in the retail trade sector.
Retail sales volumes expressed in September 2010 quarter prices. This is a constant price estimate that removes movement caused by price changes.
Private final consumption expenditure comprises household expenditure or outlays on consumer goods and services, and the final consumption expenditure on non-capital items of private non-profit institutions serving households.
Government final consumption expenditure is the value of goods and services provided by the government sector for current consumption by the community. It includes both central and local government.
Symbols and conventions for summary table
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|0||Zero or value rounded to zero|
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- Individual figures may not sum to the totals due to rounding
- Percentage changes are calculated on unrounded numbers
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