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More arrivals help boost net migration

A lift in seasonally adjusted net migration gain noted in July continued into last month, as the number of migrants arriving recovered in the latest two months, while departures were little changed.Figures from Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) today show a se

NZPA
Tue, 21 Sep 2010

A lift in seasonally adjusted net migration gain noted in July continued into last month, as the number of migrants arriving recovered in the latest two months, while departures were little changed.

Figures from Statistics New Zealand (SNZ) today show a seasonally adjusted net permanent and long term (PLT) migration gain of 800 in August, just below the revised figure of 900 in July.

The total had fallen from 1800 in January to 200 in June, before the rebound in July and August which was due to a recovery in arrivals, reaching 6950 last month, while seasonally adjusted departures had been constant since May around 6100, SNZ said.

On an unadjusted basis, PLT arrivals outnumbered departures by 900 in August, down from 1600 a year earlier.

The change was due to 900 more departures, partly offset by 200 more arrivals, SNZ said.

The rise in departures included 700 more people going to Australia compared to a year earlier, while more long-term students from India and Saudi Arabia contributed to the increase in PLT arrivals.

A net 500 migrants came from both Britain and India last month, with 400 from China and 200 from the Philippines, SNZ said.

The net outflow of 1600 PLT migrants to Australia was up from 700 in August 2009, but still well down from 2900 in August 2008.

Net migration in the August year was 14,500, with net gains of 6500 from Britain, 5800 from India, and 3600 from China.

Altogether there were 82,100 PLT arrivals in the August year, down 6 percent from a year earlier, with the 67,600 PLT departures also down 6 percent.

The net PLT outflow of 17,300 to Australia in the August year was well down from 24,800 in the August 2009 year and 33,300 in the August 2008 year.

NZPA
Tue, 21 Sep 2010
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