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Domestic trade (M4)

This data shows the retail, wholesale and manufacturing sales in New Zealand each quarter.

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:
Sep 2020 25,545 27.1 7.4 29,795 17.7 5.7 26,692 12.0 -1.4
Sep 2021 25,107 -8.3 -1.7 32,032 2.0 7.5 27,700 -2.1 3.8
Dec 2021 31,002 12.2 8.8 35,976 7.0 17.3 35,246 12.0 15.6
Mar 2022 28,434 0.6 8.0 32,754 2.8 16.4 33,235 0.9 14.4
Jun 2022 28,529 0.1 3.8 37,341 7.4 20.5 32,723 -3.8 6.8
Sep 2022 28,980 2.5 15.4 - - - - - -

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.




We publish retail trade statistics around seven weeks after the end of the reference quarter.

We publish wholesale trade and manufacturing statistics around 11 weeks after the end of the reference quarter.

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Retail trade survey

Wholesale trade survey

Economic survey of manufacturing

Retail trade


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


The value of stocks held in the retail trade sector

Wholesale trade


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


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.


Operating income

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


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 for summary table

Symbol or convention Definition
0 Zero or value rounded to zero
- Not applicable
.. Not available
bold Revised/new
italics Provisional
Light grey background Historical

General notes

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