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.
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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Subject category: Economic indicators
Group: Electronic Card Transactions
Bulk CSV download for ECT available here.
Source: Aggregated administrative data generated in the process of switching New Zealand based electronic transactions
Available from: October 2002
Geographic coverage: National
You can find previous releases dating back to January 2007. For releases before this please complete this request form.