6th December 2023 Agriculture / Stats NZ
Cattle numbers fell in the year to June 2023 but the amount of wheat and barley area harvested increased, according to Stats NZ’s latest agricultural production statistics.
New Zealand exported $15bn worth of goods in the September 2023 quarter, down 14% compared to the same period a year earlier.
The number of filled jobs in accommodation and food services rose by 5.1% in October 2023, compared to the same month last year, according to Stats NZ.
Milk powder, butter, and cheese led goods exports down $552m or 9.3% to $5.4bn in October 2023 compared to the same month last year, according to Stats NZ’s overseas merchandise trade statistics.
The increase in annual and monthly food prices continues to slow, with the latter coming in negative for the second month in a row, according to Stats NZ.
Stats NZ will provide more in-depth monthly inflation data on categories such as alcoholic beverages, fuel and travel.
Goods exports fell $296m or 5.6% in August 2023 to $5bn, compared with August 2022 with meat and dairy behind the drop.
The cost of living for the average household increased by 7.2% in the 12 months to June 2023, according to Stats NZ.
Cheese exports rose $763m or 35% in the 12 months to May 2023, compared with the previous year reaching $3bn, according to Stats NZ.
The number of filled jobs rose 0.2% in May compared with a year ago, according to the latest Stat NZ figures on employment indicators.
Card spending in the hospitality industry rose to $1.18bn in May 2023, up 7.6% compared with the same month last year, according to Stats NZ.
The hospitality sector has led an increase in the number of filled jobs for the March 2023 quarter, according to Stats NZ.
The total volume of actual retail sales fell 4.1% in the March 2023 quarter, compared with the March 2022 quarter, according to Stats NZ today.
There are fewer dairy cattle, sheep, and deer in New Zealand’s paddocks, according to the final results of the five-yearly Agricultural Production Census 2022 from Stats NZ.
Retail sales continued to increase in April, with a 0.7% rise for the month, similar to last month, according to Stats NZ.
The number of filled jobs in the accommodation and food services sector reached 18,101 in March 2023, up 12.9% on the same month last year, according to Stats NZ.
Goods exports rose $40m or 0.6% to $6.5bn in March, compared with the same month last year, led by a big jump in preparations of cereals, flour, starch, and milk including infant formula.
Retail card spending rose 0.7% in the March 2023 month compared with February 2023, when adjusted for seasonal effects, according to Stats NZ.
Seasonally adjusted greenhouse gas emissions fell by 696 kilotonnes in the September 2022 quarter, which equated to a 3.5% reduction compared to the same period a year earlier.
Retail card spending remained flat at $6.6bn in February 2023 – the same as January 2023, when adjusted for seasonal effects – according to Stats NZ.
Goods and services exports for the December 2022 quarter totalled $24.7bn, up from $20.5bn in the December 2021 quarter, according to Stats NZ’s quarterly international trade statistics.
New data from StatsNZ show the rise and rise in the availability of spirits, and which beer ABVs are being pushed the most.
The total value of New Zealand seed exports for the calendar year 2022 totalled $221m, down 9% on the previous year, according to data issued by Stats NZ this week.
The unemployment rate rose ever slightly to 3.4% in the December quarter, according to the latest figures from Stats NZ.
Retail card spending fell $166m or 2.5% in December 2022 compared with November 2022, when adjusted for seasonal effects, according to Stats NZ said today.
Spending on hospitality had the largest increase, up $368m or 43.6%, compared with November last year.
Total exports of goods and services for the September 2022 quarter increased to $22.2bn, up from $17.7bn in the September 2021 quarter, according to Stats NZ.
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Price increases for dairy has helped boost New Zealand’s export values for October according to the latest overseas merchandise trade report from Stats NZ.
The increasing price of two-minute noodles was one of the drivers of a 7.7% annual rise in the grocery category in September.
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing accounted for 61% of total industry CO2-e emissions in 2021
The easing of border restrictions has contributed to sales volume growth in the accommodation sector of almost $71.3m, an 11% rise between the March and June 2022 quarters, according to Stats NZ.
Electronic card spending in the hospitality industry reached $1.9bn during July 2022, up from almost $1.1bn in the preceding month of June, according to Stats NZ data.
Agriculture, forestry, and fishing greenhouse gas emissions fell by 86 kilotonnes, or 0.2%, to 43,875 kilotonnes for the year to December 2021, compared with the previous 12 months, according to data from Stats NZ.
Food price inflation is back to where it was in February – a decade long record at the time – as groceries push the index up.
New Zealand’s primary sector contributed the most to the country’s total emissions in 2020, coming in at 55%, but it added the smallest amount to GDP at 6.5%, according to data from Stats NZ.
Fruit a vegetable prices were up 18% in last month’s FPI, but the pan-produce organisation said this should ease.
Stats NZ said that in actual terms, monthly card spending on hospitality continued to decrease, down $56m or 4.9% compared with April 2021.
Food and beverage sales volumes rose 12% in the December quarter as businesses came out of lockdown.
Consumers are shifting from the middle ground and becoming more adventurous.
Producer input prices rose 1.1%, while producer output prices rose 1.4% in the December quarter, led by dairy and construction.
Annual food prices rose in 5.9% with widespread increases seen in January.
Credit and debit card spending increased a seasonally adjusted 2.1% or $175m in January, compared with December, according to Stats NZ.
Food prices eased marginally in October however the annual growth rate was well-above the long-term average, says Stats NZ.
New Zealanders spent 9.5% more on their credit and debit card in October 2021 than in September as Covid-19 alert levels eased across large parts of the country, however the increase did not benefit the grocery sector, according to Stats NZ.
Greenhouse gas emissions from agriculture, fishing, and forestry for the June 2021 quarter was flat at 9,069 kilotonnes, just 0.9% up on the same period last year.
Seasonally adjusted food prices were up 0.9% on the month prior in September as higher priced chicken and eggs came home to roost.
The easing of Covid-19 alert levels everywhere apart from Auckland saw retail card spending edge up 0.9% or $45m compared with August to hit $5.15bn, according to Stats NZ.
Food and beverage services sales topped $3.38bn in June 2021 quarter, according to Stats NZ’s latest retail trade survey.
Food prices rose 1.3% in July compared with the previous month, mainly influenced by fruit and vege price hikes.
New Zealanders spent $77m – or 0.9% – more using their credit and debit cards in July 2021 compared with the previous month, Stats NZ said today, with total card spending hitting $8.53bn.
Capsicum prices jumped 27% to a weighted average price of $24.16 per kilogram, an all-time high.
Supermarkets saw the biggest rise in Kiwi spending in June 2021 as wild weather drove people to stock up and stay indoors, according to Stats NZ.
Monthly goods exports were up $461m to $5.9bn after a 12% rise in dairy products in the month of May, according to StatsNZ.
Food price rose 0.4% in May compared with the month prior when rising prices for tomatoes and cucumbers contributed to a 1.1% jump, according to Stats NZ.
Manufacturing sales volumes reached a record peak of $27bn in the March quarter, up 0.4% or $113m from the December 2020 quarter, according to Stats NZ.
Total exports of goods and services fell $14.3bn or 16.5%, to $72.6bn in the year ending March 2021, as visibility of the full Covid-19 affected year emerged, according to Stats NZ.
In April 2021, the value of total goods exports rose 1.2% or $65m compared with April 2020, to $5.4bn.
Higher retail spending on electronic items and outdoor recreational goods this summer helped boost overall spending in the March 2021 quarter, according to Stats NZ.
The number of sheep in New Zealand in June 2020 was 26 million, down 3% on the same month in 2019, according to final agricultural production figures from Stats NZ.
Food prices were flat in March 2021, falling 0.4% compared to February 2021, according to Stats NZ.
Spending on grocery and liquor in March was down 3.3%, or $74m, from February 2021 levels, according to Stats NZ.
Jobs in the accommodation and food services sectors were down 5.4% for February 2021.
Goods exports were up $233m in the December quarter, driven by an increase in fish, crustaceans, and molluscs, as well as milk powder, butter and cheese, according to Stats NZ.
Restaurant meals and foods such as Thai and Indian helped lift prices in Feb but it was the slowest growth for 18 months.
Spending on food fell in February 2021 due to Covid-19 restrictions, says Stats NZ.
Dairy and meat product manufacturing fell 3.2% to $288m in the December 2020 quarter, says Stats NZ.
It was the fifth consecutive month where dairy exports were less than the corresponding month a year ago.
Stats NZ says NZ meat exporters were selling more for less.
As air freight costs soared due to Covid-19 border closures, so did the price of exporting.
Dairy and meat product manufacturing volumes, and wholesale grocery and liquor value saw huge lifts in the Sept quarter.
Both dairy and meat exports have taken a dive in the September quarter.
Some dairy products were down $198m.
NZ’s retail sector is on the road to recovery, according to the latest figures from Stats NZ.
Gains made in the March and June quarters have been impacted by the fall.
They’ve increased by 58% in over two decades.