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International Travel and Migration: April 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  20 May 2016
Key facts

In April 2016 compared with April 2015:   

  • Visitor arrivals (256,700) were up 18,700. The biggest changes were in arrivals from: 
    • China (up 12,400)
    • Korea (up 1,500)
    • Malaysia (up 1,200)
    • Japan (up 1,200)
    • Australia (down 4,200).
  • Overseas trips by New Zealand residents (217,800) were up 15,500. The biggest changes were in departures to:
    • China (up 2,000)
    • Cook Islands (up 1,700)
    • Fiji (up 1,700)
    • Australia (up 1,200).

In April 2016, seasonally adjusted figures showed a net gain of 5,500 migrants.  

Graph, Monthly net permanent and long-term migration, April 2006 to 2016.

See the commentary and tables for more information, including annual results.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1179-0407
20 May 2016

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