These releases provide information on the number and value of electronic card transactions with New Zealand-based merchants. Data include transactions using debit (eftpos) cards, 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 is the first to utilise a streamlined format for its information release. The highlights and detailed commentary are replaced by 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 (excluding 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 (excluding motor vehicles) aggregations; actual (unadjusted) series only.
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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 here. For releases prior to this please complete this request form.
Time series data can be accessed from the Infoshare database.
Subject category: Economic indicators
Group: Electronic Card Transactions