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International Travel and Migration: July 2017
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  21 August 2017
Key facts

In July 2017 compared with July 2016 visitor arrivals were up 9,100 to 246,900.

The biggest changes were in arrivals from:

  • Australia (up 6,000)
  • China (up 3,100)
  • Indonesia (down 3,000)
  • United Kingdom (up 2,100)
  • United States (down 1,900). 

 

 

Overseas trips by New Zealand residents were up 24,200 to 302,400.

 The biggest changes were in departures to:

  • Australia (up 2,500)
  • China (up 2,200)
  • United Kingdom (up 2,000)
  • Fiji (up 1,400)
  • Thailand (up 1,400).

 

 

Permanent and long-term arrivals were up 700 to 12,400.

Permanent and long-term departures were up 600 to 5,800.

 

 

 

Seasonally adjusted figures showed a net gain of 5,800 migrants. 

 

In the July 2017 year compared with the July 2016 year:

  • visitor arrivals numbered 3.66 million, up 317,000 (9 percent)
  • New Zealand residents departed on 2.77 million trips overseas, up 279,400 (11 percent)
  • permanent and long-term arrivals were 132,100, up 7,100 (6 percent)
  • permanent and long-term departures were 59,700, up 3,700 (7 percent)
  • the net gain in migrants was 72,400, up 3,400.

New Infoshare series

Starting last month we released two new Infoshare series:

  • permanent and long-term arrivals by country of citizenship and visa type
  • visitor arrivals by country of citizenship and visa type.

To access these new series, select the following categories from Infoshare:
Subject category: Tourism
Group: International Travel and Migration

See also:

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1179-0407
21 August 2017

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