Statistics NZ

First NZ Capital director of economics Chris Green

New household debt figures ‘highlights vulnerability’ to financial stability

Thu 29 Sep 2

Real estate debt accounts for almost 90% of total individual debt, according to new figures

Statistics NZ minister Craig Foss

Statistics NZ delays June household labour force survey for two weeks

Fri 29 Jul

The official labour force statistics were due to be released next week.

Infometrics economist Mieke Welvaert

Trade data bears fruit but dairy’s gone sour

Tue 26 Jul

Dairy exports have plummeted in the past two years, dropping 31% since the June quarter of 2014. With special feature audio.

STEPPING DOWN: 31,500 people retired and the number of employed rose 1.3%

Job market boom – even the drop in participation could have upside

Fri 5 Feb

Like a bolt from the summer blue, the latest job market figures have surprised even the economic optimists.


Statistics NZ’s $4m marketing budget will oversee transition to online census

Fri 29 Jan

Statistics NZ will spend $4 million informing the public it will no longer automatically receive paper forms in the nation’s first “online-first” census.



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