International Travel and Migration: October 2012

Embargoed until 10:45am  –  22 November 2012

Key facts

Because of the impact of the Rugby World Cup on travel in October 2011, we compared October 2012 figures with October 2010:   

  • Visitor arrivals (184,200) were down 700. The biggest changes were in arrivals from:
    • China (up 6,700)
    • Korea (down 1,400) 
    • Japan (down 1,700)
    • the United Kingdom (down 2,000).
  • Overseas trips by New Zealand residents (190,100) were up 9,500. The biggest changes were in departures to:
    • Fiji (up 1,800)
    • the United States (up 1,400).

In October 2012:

  • Seasonally adjusted figures showed a net gain of 300 migrants.

Graph, Monthly net permanent and long-term migration, October 2002 to 2012.  

Geoff Bascand 22 November 2012
Government Statistician ISSN 1179-0407