Electronic Card Transactions – information releases

These releases provide information on the number and value of electronic card transactions with New Zealand-based merchants. Data include transactions using debit (eftpos), credit, and charge cards. Transactions by overseas cardholders in New Zealand are included; transactions by New Zealand cardholders overseas are excluded.

Latest releases

The January 2009 release of ECT data was the first to utilise a streamlined format for its information release – a brief summary of the key facts with a high-level overview, and a section of related information. Statistics NZ welcomes your feedback.

The released data includes:

  • value of electronic card transactions – total, retail industry, and core retail industry (which excludes motor vehicles) aggregations; actual (unadjusted), seasonally adjusted and trend series
  • volume of electronic card transactions (numbers of transactions) – total, retail industry, and core retail industry (excludes motor vehicles) aggregations; actual (unadjusted) series only.

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See also

Time series

Access time-series data from the Infoshare database.

Subject category: Economic indicators
Group: Electronic Card Transactions


Source: Aggregated administrative data generated in the process of switching New Zealand based electronic transactions
Frequency: Monthly
Available from: October 2002
Geographic coverage: National
ISSN: 1178-0258

Previous releases

You can find previous releases dating back to January 2007. For releases before this please complete this request form.