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Changes in 2012
December 2012
 20 December (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: November 2012 month.
 19 December (DPE) Population Estimates

The following Infoshare series is updated:
Estimated resident population for urban areas, at 30 June (1996+)

All subnational population estimates have been rebased on the latest official boundaries (ie, boundaries at 1 January 2013).
14 December (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: November 2012 month.
12 December

(ACS) Accommodation Survey

From Wednesday, 12 December 2012, the following Accommodation Survey series will become available:

Actual by Accommodation by Type by Variable;
Capacity (stay units), by accommodation type ACSM.S11+F

Occupancy Rate by Region;
Capacity (stay units) excluding holiday parks, by region ACSM.S12R+G

Actual/Sadj/Trend by Type by Region by Variable;
Occupancy rate, Total excluding holiday parks, by island ACSM.S14AX+04

10 December 

(MFG) Manufacturing Survey (ANZSIC06)

The September 2012 quarter is the last quarter that information on the additions and disposals of fixed assets will be collected as part of the survey.

As a result, we will no longer update the following Infoshare series:

Additions to fixed assets MFGQ.S+6CA

Disposals of fixed assets MFGQ.S+7CA

We notified data users about this change in the August 2012 issue of the Expert Data Users newsletter, and in recent Economic Survey of Manufacturing information releases.

7 December (SSS) Selected Services Survey: (ANZSIC06): September 2012 quarter

7 December 

(PRP) - Primary Production : Poultry (Meat chicken - dressed weight and number, fresh or frozen) Release : September 2012 quarter and year - PRPQ.SAAD*
7 December

(PRP) - Primary Production : Poultry (Meat chicken - dressed weight and number, fresh or frozen) - PRPQ.SAAD*

We have updated the method used to identify sensitive cells within the poultry series to the current best practice method. This change in methodology has meant some cells no longer require suppression. These cells will be released when the series is next updated on 7 December 2012 at 10:45am.

The following series will have changes in data availability, from June 2007 to the present time: 
(PRPQ.SAAD1N) Poultry - Number of meat chicken - fresh
(PRPQ.SAAD2)   Poultry - Dressed weight of meat chicken - frozen
(PRPQ.SAAD2N) Poultry - Number of meat chicken - frozen
(PRPQ.SAAD9)   Poultry - Total dressed weight of meat chicken
(PRPQ.SAAD9N) Poultry - Total number of meat chicken

If you have any questions, please contact overseastrade@stats.govt.nz

6 December

(IIP) International Investment Position

Release of new quarterly expanded external lending and debt series (IIPQ.S5XD*) from June 2000 to June 2012.

Please see Introducing expanded external lending and debt statistics under 'Reports and articles' on the Balance of Payments page for more information about the new series. 

5 December 

(HLT) Release of public health sector (District Health Boards) data for June 2012 quarter.

5 December 

(CRI) Crown research institutes 'other comprehensive income' and 'total comprehensive income' series added:

These are the new series available:

Crown research institutes financial performance (Annual-Jun):

  • Other comprehensive income (CRIA.S1SX),
  • Total comprehensive income (CRIA.S1SY).

 

November 2012
 30 November

(ITM) International Travel and Migration

The time series 'Permanent & long-term migration totals' will be removed from the ITM group as of 30 November 2012. All of the data from this series can be found in the new series 'Permanent & long-term migration key series'. This new series, which was released in September 2012, also contains seasonally adjusted and trend data on migration to and from Australia, as well as on migration of New Zealand and non-New Zealand citizens.

A concordance between the two series can be found here.

 28 November

(ISAA) National Accounts 

Correction - 28 November 2012

When checking the corrections to the institutional sector accounts series we noticed that one entry in table 2.8 (series S1NP2000NS3100, the value for 2009) was updated in the spreadsheets attached to the release National Accounts: (Income and Expenditure) but not on Infoshare. This has now been corrected. We regret any inconvenience.

 26 November

(ISAA) National Accounts

Corrections – 26 November 2012 

We have made several small changes to the figures published on 21 November in National Accounts (Income and Expenditure): Year ended March 2012.

The changes correct small inconsistencies and should not affect overall analysis of the results. The changes are to sector accounts for local government, financial intermediaries, general government, central government, and rest of world. These are covered in tables 2.5, 2.6, 2.7, 2.8, and 2.12. The changes are noted in those tables.
These errors were discovered as a result of our routine checking procedures and we regret any inconvenience.

The corrected data is also now available on Infoshare.

 26 November (DPE) Demography Population Estimates
Update of two DPE SF series (regional council areas and territorial authority areas). The update will involve population estimates at 30 June 2012 being changed from Provisional to Final.
 23 November (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: October 2012 month.
 21 November

(ISAA) National Accounts 
The ISA series due for publication at 10:45 am today will become available at 10:45 am tomorrow (Thursday 22 November), due to system issues. We apologise for the inconvenience. However, all the data is available from the information release National Accounts (Income and Expenditure): Year ended March 2012, published today.

 21 November

(SNCA and SNDA) National Accounts

There is a release of additional annual series as part of the National Accounts (Industry Benchmarks): Year ended March 2010 and National Accounts (Income and Expenditure): Year ended March 2012 releases.

The new series are shown in the attached spreadsheet.

Please see this page for more information on the additional data available.

Series for the ANZSIC96 industry classification (National Accounts – SNA 1993 – SNC) are discontinued, as they are no longer updated. They are still accessible by clicking the ‘show discontinued’ link on Infoshare. The ANZSIC06 series has been renamed National Accounts (ANZSIC06) – System of National Accounts 1993 – SND.

With the implementation of Financial Intermediation Services Indirectly Measured (FISIM) in the National Accounts, series that relate to the finance service charge are no longer necessary. Finance service charge series in National Accounts (ANZSIC06) – System of National Accounts 1993 – SND will be loaded with zero values and a footnote added.

 19 November (NRG) Release of energy price indexes: September 2012 quarter (NRG+.SI+)
 19 November (ALC) Release of alcohol available for consumption data: September 2012 quarter and year.
 12 November (SEP) Release of Ready Mixed Concrete (Rest of New Zealand) data: September 2012 quarter and annual (SEP+.SAF++)
 12 November (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: October 2012 month.
 8 November

(HLF) Household Labour Force Survey working-age population series added
Alongside the release of the September 2012 quarter Household Labour Force Survey(on 8 November 2012) the working-age population series will now be available for the seasonally adjusted and trend series. The working-age population is already available for the unadjusted series.
These are the new series available:

Labour force status by Sex: Seasonally Adjusted (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec):

  • Male working-age population(HLFQ.S1D1S),
  • Female working-age population(HLFQ.S1D2S),
  • Total working-age population(HLFQ.S1D3S).

Labour force status by Sex: Trend Series (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec):

  • Male working-age population(HLFQ.S4D1S),
  • Female working-age population(HLFQ.S4D2S),
  • Total working-age population(HLFQ.S4D3S).

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October 2012
 26 October (BEC) The price of crude oil imports series (BECQ.SIX313) has been revised from the start of the series until the June 2012 quarter.
 25 October (SEP) Release of ready mixed concrete (Auckland, Northland) data: September 2012 quarter (SEPQ.SAFR6, SEPQ.SAFRA, SEPQ.SAFRB)
 25 October (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: September 2012 month, quarter and year.
 24 October (TSA) Tourism Satellite Account under ANZSIC06
Infoshare series for TSA - Tourism Satellite Account statistics will be updated to include data for ANZSIC06 (24 October 2012).
The Tourism Satellite Account statistics under ANZSIC96 will be discontinued after the March 2011 year (26 October 2011).

The new ANZSIC06 series identifier will be the same as current except an 'A' is added after the TSAA.S'number'. Eg If the discontinued series identifier is TSAA.S13* then the new ANZSIC06 series identifier will be TSAA.S13A*.

 23 October (DPE) Population Estimates

With the release of subnational population estimates at 30 June 2012, the following two Infoshare series are updated:
Estimated resident population for regional council areas, at 30 June (1996+)
Estimated resident population for territorial authority areas, at 30 June (1996+)

All subnational population estimates have been rebased on the latest official boundaries (ie, boundaries at 1 January 2013).

Population estimates for urban areas at 30 June 2012 will be released by 25 January 2013.
 12 October (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: September 2012 month, quarter.
 10 October

(ACS) Accommodation Survey:
From Wednesday 10 October 2012, two new series in 'Actual/Sadj/Trend by Type by Region by Variable (Monthly)' have become available. The new series are in the table below. 

 Series Heading  Series Codes
North Island occupancy rate, actual (unadjusted), total of all accommodation types  ACSM.S14A9R04 
 South Island occupancy rate, actual (unadjusted), total of all accommodation types ACSM.S14A9S04 
 1 October (ACS) Accommodation Survey:

From Monday 1 October 2012, some Accommodation Survey series in 'Actual/Sadj/Trend by Type by Region by Variable (Monthly)' have been recoded to 'Guest nights by Region (Monthly)' The affected series are in the table below.

Series     Previous codes  New codes
Domestic guest nights: seasonally adjusted ACSM.S14S9Z19 ACSM.S16RZ1S
Domestic guest nights: trend ACSM.S14T9Z19 ACSM.S16RZ1T
International guest nights: seasonally adjusted ACSM.S14S9Z39 ACSM.S16RZ3S
International guest nights: trend ACSM.S14T9Z39 ACSM.S16RZ3T
 

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September 2012
 28 September (BLD) Building Consents Issued:

Updated information for a consent issued in Hamilton City has affected March 2012 figures for education buildings at the territorial authority, regional and national levels. The main changes at the national level are shown in the table below.

Building type Variable  Series Published on 30 April 2012 Published on 28 September 2012 
Education buildings Value BLDM.SDG92MZ $29 million                         $33 million
Non-residential buildings Value  BLDM.SDO92MZ $299 million

$303 million                                

All buildings Value     BLDM.SDP92MZ  $845 million $848 million
 
 28 September

(ABN) Abortion Statistics

Two new tables have been added to the Abortion Statistics group under the Health subject category.  These are:

ABNA.S60 - Total abortions by regional council, December year 2004 onwards.

ABNA.S65 - Abortions by five year age group by regional council, December year 2004 onwards.

27 September (PRD) Productivity and unit labour costs under ANZSIC06

Productivity indexes and input series, by industry, are available as Excel tables with the Productivity and Unit Labour Costs under ANZSIC06 information paper.

The tables are available on Table Builder from 10.45am today.  The productivity indexes, input series, and income series tables by industry will be available on Infoshare from Friday 28 September 2012.  

 27 September

(PRD) Productivity and unit labour costs under ANZSIC06
Infoshare series for Productivity Statistics – PRDA will be updated to include data for ANZSIC06. A detailed list of the new Infoshare series under ANZSIC06 is available. This includes details of the old and new series identifiers. 

Implementing ANZSIC 2006 in national accounts and productivity statistics gives more detail on ANZSIC06 and backcasting methods.

The information paper 'Productivity and unit labour costs under the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06)' will be published on Thursday, 27 September 2012 along with updated tables and Infoshare series.  It will be the first release of productivity statistics and unit labour costs under ANZSIC06.

 26 September

(TEX, TRX, TIM) After the release of Overseas merchandise trade: August 2012 on 26 September 2012, selected confidential Harmonised System 10-digit codes will have more data publicly available. This change results from the annual confidentiality review.

For further information, please email overseastrade@stats.govt.nz

 26 September

(TEX, TRX, TRM) From the release of August 2012 Overseas merchandise trade data on 26 September 2012, the following changes will occur:

The following Harmonised System 10-digit codes will be confidential for at least 24 months in accordance with the overseas trade confidentiality policy:

Imports (TIM) –
2701.19.00.00: Coal; other than anthracite and bituminous, whether or not pulverised but not agglomerated
2701.11.00.00: Coal; anthracite, whether or not pulverised, but not agglomerated
7314.39.00.09: Iron or steel wire; grill, netting and fencing, welded at the intersection, n.e.c. in item no. 7314.20, size exceeding 17.5 SWG, (other than plated or coated with zinc)

The following Harmonised System 10-digit code will be available in ongoing releases:

Exports (EXP) and Re-exports (TRX) –
2507.00.00.00 - Kaolin and other kaolinic clays; whether or not calcined

For further information, please email overseastrade@stats.govt.nz

 25 September (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: August 2012 month.
20 September

(SND) Gross domestic product

Errors were discovered in the series listed below for Gross Domestic Product: June 2012 quarter published this morning. The series were corrected and updated by 12:41pm.

Series, Per capita measure, Chain volume, Actual, Total (Annual-Mar)
Series, Per capita measure, Chain volume, Actual, Total (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
Series, Per capita measure, Chain volume, Seasonally adjusted, Total (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
Series, Per capita measure, Nominal, Actual, Total (Annual-Mar)
Series, Per capita measure, Nominal, Actual, Total (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
Series, Per capita measure, Nominal, Seasonally adjusted, Total (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)

 20 September (SND) Gross domestic product

New data series will be available on Infoshare for Gross Domestic Product: June 2012 quarter published on 20 September 2012. These new tables will be called rolling annuals, and will consist of main GDP and GDE aggregates for the year ended March, June, September, and December.

Infoshare series identifier details.

The information release will also contain new tables for the rolling annual series, as well as for contributions to change. The table numbers in the information release will change to accommodate the new tables.
 12 September (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: August 2012 month.
 12 September

Birth Rates - DFM
A new table was added to the Births Rates group under the Population subject category.
'Cohort fertility, completed fertility rate for women born from 1894 onwards (Annual-Dec)'
The Infoshare series identifier is DFMA.SC2

This replaces the table previously published in the webpage Births

 7 September (SSS) Selected Services Survey: (ANZSIC06): June 2012 quarter
 7 September

(ITM) International Travel and Migration

A new time series family of tables called 'Permanent & long-term migration key series' will be added to the ITM group on the 7 September 2012. This new family will contain actual, seasonally adjusted, and trend data for permanent & long-term (PLT) migrants by:

  • Travel direction – arrival, departure, net
  • Country of last/next permanent residence – Australia, total
  • Country of citizenship – New Zealand, non-New Zealand, total.

Actual figures will be available for all time periods. Seasonally adjusted data will be available for both monthly and quarterly time periods, and trend data for monthly only.

This new family of tables will replace the existing, less detailed family 'Permanent & long-term migration totals', which is due to be removed from 30 November 2012. All of the data from these tables will be available in 'Permanent & long-term migration key series'.

A concordance between the soon-to-be-discontinued and new identifiers can be found here

 

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August 2012
 30 August

(BLD) Building Consents Issued:

Updated information for a consent issued in Manukau City has affected May 2012 figures for non-residential buildings at the territorial authority, regional and national levels. The main changes at the national level are shown in the table below.

Building type Variable  Series Published on 29 June 2012 Published on 30 August 2012 
Offices and administration buildings Value BLDM.SDJ92MZ $111 million                         $96 million
Factories and industrial buildings Value  BLDM.SDL92MZ $42 million $57 million
 29 August (FLT) Release of forestry, logging and timber production data: March 2012 quarter and year.
 29 August (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: July 2012 month.
 29 August (DLP) Demography National Labour Force Projections.
Updated 2006-base national labour force projections will be released on 29 August 2012. Detailed projections will be released in Table Builder. No results will appear in Infoshare.
 24 August

(ITM) International Travel and Migration
The following changes will be in effect from 24 August:

Permanent & long-term migration by ctry of residence, citizenship and birthplace.

  • Australia will be removed from 'country of residence' in monthly and quarterly tables, due to small numbers.
  • The total across all countries of residence will remain available.
  • Australia will continue to be available as a 'country of residence' in annual tables.

Visitor arrivals from US by state and purpose.

  • Arizona will be removed from the selection of top 'US states' in monthly and quarterly tables, due to small numbers.
  • California, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, New York, Texas, Washington, and Total all USA states will remain available.
  • Arizona will continue to be available in the annual tables, along with all other US states.

 

 23 August (ALC) Release of alcohol available for consumption data: June 2012 quarter and year.
 21 August (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: July 2012 month.
 17 August

Energy Statistics (NRG)
We are revising some historical NRG series. These revisions are due to an error identified in processing some of the household energy statistics series.

We are revising the following series for the June 2009 quarter onwards:

  • NRGQ.SIHZ2 – Household Firewood (NRG)
  • NRGQ.SIHZ5 – Household Petrol (NRG)
  • NRGQ.SIHZ6 – Household Alternative Motor Fuels (NRG).

NRGQ.SIHZ1 – Household Electricity (NRG) series is being revised for the September 2010 quarter onwards.

The revised index numbers will be available from 10:45am on 17 August 2012, along with newly published results for the June 2012 quarter.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

 14 August

Demography Age Estimates (DAE) and Population Estimates (DPE)
The DAE group will be removed from Infoshare, but its data will be available from the DPE group. Some series will be removed from the DPE group, but the data will be available from the same group.

From 14 August 2012, the DPE group will include the following series:

  1. (DISC) Estimated De Facto Population by Sex (1936-97) (Annual-Sep)
    - Estimates type (as at/mean)
    - Population group (male/female/total/Māori male/Māori female/Māori total)
    - Time (year 1936–1997)
  2. (DISC) Estimated De Facto Population by Sex (1936-97) (Annual-Jun)
    - Estimates type (as at/mean)
    - Population group (male/female/total/Māori male/Māori female/Māori total)
    - Time (year 1936–1997)
  3. (DISC) Estimated De Facto Population by Sex (1936-97) (Annual-Mar)
    - Estimates type (as at/mean)
    - Population group (male/female/total/Māori male/Māori female/Māori total)
    - Time (year 1936–1997)
  4. (DISC) Estimated De Facto Population by Age and Sex (1936-95)  (Annual-Dec)
    - Estimates type (as at/mean)
    - Population group (male/female/total/Māori male/Māori female/Māori total/non-Māori male/non-Māori female/non-Māori total)
    - Time (year 1936–1995)
    - Age (single year of age/five-year age groups/broad age groups/total all ages)
  5. (DISC) Estimated De Facto Population by Age and Sex (1976-95) (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
    - Estimates type (as at/mean)
    - Population group (male/female/total/Māori female/Māori total/non-Māori male/non-Māori Female/non-Māori total)
    - Time (year and quarter eg 1991Q4)
    - Age (single year of age/five-year age groups/broad age groups/total all ages)
  6. (DISC) Estimated De Facto Population by (Mean Quarter Ended) by Sex (1951-1995) (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
    - Population group (male/female/total/Māori male/Māori female/Māori total)
    - Time (year and quarter eg 1991Q4)
  7. (DISC) Estimated De Facto Annual Population Increase by Ethnic Origin (1937-95) (Annual-Dec)
    - Population group (total/Māori total)
    - Time (year 1937–1995)
  8. (DISC) Estimated De Facto Annual Population Increase by Ethnic Origin  (1937-95) (Annual-Mar)
    - Population group (total/Māori total)
    - Time (year 1937–1995)

The three series for estimated resident population of regional councils, territorial authorities, and urban areas, at August, will remain unchanged.

Removal of the Demography Age Estimates (DAE) group

Due to the removal of the DAE group, the following series will be removed:
(DISC) De Facto as at Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Ethnic Origin (Annual-Dec)
(DISC) De Facto as at Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Ethnic Origin (Annual-Jun)
(DISC) De Facto as at Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Ethnic Origin (Annual-Mar)
(DISC) De Facto as at Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Ethnic Origin (Annual-Sep)
(DISC) De Facto Mean Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Ethnic Origin (Annual-Dec)
(DISC) De Facto Mean Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Ethnic Origin (Annual-Jun)
(DISC) De Facto Mean Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Ethnic Origin (Annual-Mar)
(DISC) De Facto Mean Population Estimates by Age, Sex, Ethnic Origin (Annual-Sep)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Age and Sex (1991+) (Annual-Dec)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Age and Sex (1991+) (Annual-Jun)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Age and Sex (1991+) (Annual-Mar)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Age and Sex (1991+) (Annual-Sep)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Age and Sex, at Quarter (1991+) (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Age and Sex, Mean Year Ended [1991+] (Annual-Dec)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Age and Sex, Mean Year Ended [1991+] (Annual-Jun)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Age and Sex, Mean Year Ended [1991+] (Annual-Mar)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Age and Sex, Mean Year Ended [1991+] (Annual-Sep)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population Median Age by Sex, Quarterly (1991+) (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) 

Removal of series from the Population Estimates (DPE) group

The following series will be removed from the DPE group:
(DISC) De Facto Annual Increase in Population by Ethnic Origin (Annual-Dec)
(DISC) De Facto Annual Increase in Population by Ethnic Origin (annual-Mar)
(DISC) De Facto Mean Population Estimates by Sex, Ethnic Origin, Quarter Ended (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
(DISC) De Facto Mean Population Estimates by Sex, Ethnic Origin, Year Ended (Annual-Dec)
(DISC) De Facto Mean Population Estimates by Sex, Ethnic Origin, Year Ended (Annual-Jun)
(DISC) De Facto Mean Population Estimates by Sex, Ethnic Origin, Year Ended (Annual-Mar)
(DISC) De Facto Mean Population Estimates by Sex, Ethnic Origin, Year Ended (Annual-Sep)
(DISC) De Facto Mean Population Estimates by Sex, Ethnic Origin, Year Ended (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
(DISC) De Facto Population Estimates by Sex and Ethnic Origin (Annual-Dec)
(DISC) De Facto Population Estimates by Sex and Ethnic Origin (Annual-Jun)
(DISC) De Facto Population Estimates by Sex and Ethnic Origin (Annual-Mar)
(DISC) De Facto Population Estimates by Sex and Ethnic Origin (Annual-Sep)
(DISC) De Facto Population Estimates by Sex and Ethnic Origin (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Sex (1991+) (Annual-Dec)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Sex (1991+) (Annual-Jun)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Sex (1991+) (Annual-Mar)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Sex (1991+) (Annual-Sep)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Sex (1991+) (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by sex, Mean Quarter Ended (1991+) (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Sex, Mean Year Ended (1991+) (Annual-Dec)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Sex, Mean Year Ended (1991+) (Annual-Jun)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Sex, Mean Year Ended (1991+) (Annual-Mar)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Sex, Mean Year Ended (1991+) (Annual-Sep)
(DISC) Estimated Resident Population by Sex, Mean Year Ended (1991+) (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)

 

 7 August

(LCI) Labour Cost Index

Six new regional analytical series relating to the construction industry will be available on Infoshare from 7 August 2012.

Series references are:

All Sector Combined, Industry Group and Location (ANZSIC06)(Base: June 2009 qtr)
LCIQ.SG53E9C – All salary and wage rates for the construction industry – Canterbury
LCIQ.SG53E9R – All salary and wage rates for the construction industry – rest of New Zealand
LCIQ.SG51E9C – Salary and ordinary wage rates for the construction industry – Canterbury
LCIQ.SG51E9R – Salary and ordinary wage rates for the construction industry – rest of New Zealand

Median and Mean increase by industry & location
LCIQ.SW512AE9C – Annual mean increase for the construction industry – Canterbury
LCIQ.SW512AE9R – Annual mean increase for the construction industry – rest of New Zealand

The LCI is designed to measure changes in salary and wage rates at a national level and was not intended to supply accurate regional estimates. However, given the interest in the impact of the Christchurch rebuild, surveyed positions in the construction industry were categorised into ‘Canterbury’ and ‘rest of New Zealand’. This classification is based on the addresses of construction industry respondents, information on location when recorded in the job descriptions, and additional information obtained from construction industry respondents. These new analytical series are provisional and may be subject to revision as the classification by region is refined.

 2 August (SEP) Release of Ready Mixed Concrete (Rest of New Zealand) data: June 2012 quarter and annual (SEP+.SAF++)
 1 August (SEP) Release of ready mixed concrete (Auckland, Northland) data: June 2012 quarter (SEPQ.SAFR6, SEPQ.SAFRA, SEPQ.SAFRB)

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July 2012
 30 July (PRP) Release of Poultry data: June 2012 quarter and year (PRP+.SAA++)
 27 July

(GFS) Government Financial Statistics

The Government Financial Statistics (Local Government) were released for the first time in 2011. This annual release provides economic analysis of local government financial activity. It allows readers to easily analyse the collective activity of local government, and make comparisons with other economic indicators such as gross domestic product.

The Government Financial Statistics (Local Government): Year ended June 2011 information release, available after 10.45am on Friday, 27 July 2012, will provide further information from the series.

The following series are available on Infoshare after the release.

 25 July (SEP.SAL) Processed Quick Frozen Vegetables

As announced on 4 July, today's release of this information will be the last as these series have been discontinued due to a withdrawal of third party funding and minimal levels of use.
 24 July (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: June 2012 month, quarter and year.
 20 July (SND) National Accounts OECD industry series

There have been some changes to time series identifiers for the OECD industry series to better align with the new industry classification, ANZSIC06. There are also new series available for the industry grouping 'Financial and Insurance Services, Rental Hiring and Real Estate Services, Professional Scientific Technical Administrative and Support Services'.

A concordance between the old and new identifiers which have changed is provided below:
Old time series identifier   New time series identifier
 SNDQ.PG01RAC07B01AQ  SNDQ.PG01RAC07B01AZ
 SNDQ.PG01RAC07B01AZ  SNDQ.PG01RAC07B01AA 
 New  SNDQ.PG01RAC07B01KN
 SNDQ.PG01RAC07B01MQ  SNDQ.PG01RAC07B01OS
   
 SNDQ.PG01RSC07B01AQ  SNDQ.PG01RSC07B01AZ
 SNDQ.PG01RSC07B01AZ  SNDQ.PG01RSC07B01AA
 New  SNDQ.PG01RSC07B01KN
 SNDQ.PG01RSC07B01MQ  SNDQ.PG01RSC07B01OS
 17 July

(CPI) Selected series in the Non-Standard Trimmed Means and Weighted Percentiles for New Zealand table (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) have been discontinued.

The annual series for trimmed means and weighted percentiles using June 2008 quarter weights (which also appear in tables 11 and 12 of the CPI information release) have been ceased after the March 2012 quarter. The discontinued series has been superseded by the series using the June 2011 quarter weights, which began at the September 2011 quarter.

The series using June 2008 quarter weights that have been discontinued are:

CPIQ.SE9NS4450 – 5% trim
CPIQ.SE9NS4455 – 10% trim
CPIQ.SE9NS4460 – 15% trim
CPIQ.SE9NS4465 – 20% trim
CPIQ.SE9NS4470 – 25% trim
CPIQ.SE9NS4475 – 30% trim
CPIQ.SE9NS4480 – 10th percentile
CPIQ.SE9NS4550 – 25th percentile
CPIQ.SE9NS4555 – median
CPIQ.SE9NS4560 – 75th percentile
CPIQ.SE9NS4565 – 90th percentile

 12 July (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: June 2012 month, quarter.
 11 July

(ECT) Electronic Card Transactions

Due to an incorrect data load, seasonally adjusted/trend data have been updated for January periods and October 2011 in some series.

The following series have been updated in Infoshare.

Total values - Electronic Card Transactions A/S/T by division (monthly)

  • Total retail - seasonally adjusted - ECTM.S19S1
  • Total retail - trend - ECTM.S19T1

The January data from 2003 to 2011 has been updated for these series as well as October 2011.

Total values - Electronic Card Transactions A/S/T by division (monthly)

  • Core retail - seasonally adjusted - ECTM.S19S2
  • Core retail - trend - ECTM.S19T2

The January data from 2003 to 2006 has been updated for these series.

 4th July (SEP.SAL) Processed Quick Frozen Vegetables

Statistics NZ is discontinuing this series due to the withdrawal of third party funding and minimal levels of use. The final release for this data will be on 25 July 2012, for the June 2012 quarter.

For further information or comments please email overseastrade@stats.govt.nz by Monday 16 July.

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 June 2012
 27 June (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: May 2012 month.
 26 June  National Employment Indicator cancelled
Last month, we announced that we are reviewing the future of the National Employment Indicator (NEI).
We have decided to cancel future NEI releases until further notice. National Employment Indicator: April 2012 was scheduled to be released on Tuesday, 26 June.
The NEI is an experimental monthly series providing an early indication of changes in the number of total filled jobs held by salary and wage earners. The information is collected for tax purposes; a review of the NEI identified issues when using the data for statistical purposes. We are working to assess its suitability for future statistical information.
 22 June

(ITM) International Travel and Migration

To reflect the latest country classifications, changes were made to all 'country' fields for the following series (monthly, quarterly, and annual):
· permanent and long-term migration by EVERY country of residence and citizenship
· short-term New Zealand-traveller departures by EVERY country of main destination and purpose
· total passenger movements by EVERY country of residence and purpose
· visitor arrivals by EVERY country of residence and purpose
· visitor departures by EVERY country of residence.

These changes involved:
· Name change from Myanmar to Burma – (2MM)
· Kosovo added – (3KX)
· Curacao added – (4CW)
· St Maarten (Dutch part) added – (4SX)
· South Sudan added – (5SS). 
 

 22 June (ITM) International Travel and Migration

The changes below have been made as part of our ongoing commitment to keeping the Infoshare series relevant and up to date.

‘Overseas port’ has been updated to include Guangzhou. This affects the following series (monthly, quarterly, and annual):
• Number of flights by direction and overseas port
• Short-term NZ traveller departures by overseas port
• Total passenger movements by overseas port and selected NZ ports
• Visitor arrivals by country of residence and overseas port
• Visitor departures by country of residence and overseas port.

‘Birthplace’ now includes Tonga-born, Sri Lanka-born, Viet Nam-born, and France-born. This affects the following series (monthly, quarterly, and annual):
• Permanent & long-term migration by ctry of residence, citizenship and birthplace.
 19 June (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: May 2012 month.
 15 June

(RTN) Retail Trade (ANZIND96) 

This supermarket and grocery stores series has been revised for the period between December 2010 to March 2012. This revision has been made as a result of the revisions to the ANZSIC06 (RTT) series.

This revision also affects the data for the following groupings:

  • sub-total (excludes vehicle-related industries)
  • total.

The following Infoshare series have been affected:

  • retail sales – A/S/T by industry in constant prices (new) – (quarterly)
  • retail sales – A/S/T by industry in current prices (new) – (quarterly)
  • retail stocks – A/S/T by industry in constant prices (new) – (quarterly).
 13 June

(RTT) Retail Trade (ANZSIC06) data revision to supermarket and grocery stores.
The supermarket and grocery stores series has been revised for the period between September 1995 and December 2011.

This revision also affects the data for the following groupings: 

  • core industries total
  • all industries total
  • regional estimates.

The following Infoshare series have been affected:

  • sales by industry in current prices (quarterly and annual)
  • sales by industry in deflated prices (quarterly and annual)
  • sales by region in current prices (quarterly and annual)
  • sales per head of population (quarterly)
  • stocks by industry in current prices (quarterly).

For more information, click here

 13 June

(RTT) Retail Trade Survey ANZSIC06 data:

Statistics New Zealand will publish a revision of previously published figures from the Retail Trade Survey. The key change will be in the movements between the December 2011 and March 2012 quarters

The data will be made available at 3.30pm.

 12 June (SSS) Selected Services Survey: (ANZSIC06): March 2012 quarter
 11 June (MAN) Economic Survey of Manufacturing ANZSIC 1996 data:

This series will be discontinued after the March 2012 quarter (scheduled to be released on 11 June 2012). From the June 2012 quarter onwards, Manufacturing Survey data will only be available on an ANZSIC 2006 basis (MFG).
 8 June (WTS) Wholesale Trade Survey ANZSIC 1996 data:

This series will be discontinued after the March 2012 quarter (to be released on 8 June 2012). From the June 2012 quarter onwards, Wholesale Trade Survey data will only be available on an ANZSIC 2006 basis.
 5 June

(NEI)National Employment Indicator March 2012 Cancelled 

On 25 May we announced the postponement of the experimental National Employment Indicator (NEI) statistics for March 2012, from 29 May to 5 June. This was to allow more time to analyse and ensure the quality of the data.

After further analysis, we are unable to guarantee the quality of the data for this period. As a result, we are cancelling the publication of March NEI figures.

Please note that the NEI was first released in August 2011 as an experimental series. We will now begin a planned review of the series. After this review, we will decide if the series will continue.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

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 May 2012
 30 May (BLD) Building Consents Issued:

This release for Building Consents Issued: April 2012 will include amended figures for February 2012. Late data for a consent issued in Selwyn district will alter the value and number of non-residential buildings. The main series for Selwyn district that will be affected are:

BLDM.SAL12KS Factories and industrial buildings  Value 
BLDM.SAO12KS Total non-residential buildings Value
BLDM.SAP12KS Total buildings Value
BLDM.SAR12KS Total authorisations issued Value

This revision of data will also affect the equivalent series for the Canterbury region, South Island, and New Zealand.

 29 May

Update (NEI)National Employment Indicator March 2012 Cancelled See 5 June above for more detail.

(NEI) National Employment Indicator

Statistics New Zealand is postponing the release of National Employment Indicator (NEI) data for the month of March, until 5 June 2012.

The release was originally scheduled for Tuesday 29 May. The one week delay in publication is required to give more time to analyse and ensure the quality of the data.

We apologise for any inconvenience.

 25 May (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: April 2012 month.
 23 May (ALC) Release of alcohol available for consumption data: March 2012 quarter and year.
 22 May (SND) Annual national accounts

The annual national accounts series have been updated on 22 May, with improved estimates for change in inventories. These estimates will be consistent with the first release of quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) under an updated industry classification (ANZSIC06), published on 15 May.

The current published estimates of change in inventories were produced using interim data and systems. The updated estimates will have revisions to national change in inventories (and other related variables, such as GDP) from 2007 onwards. Change in inventories by industry will also be revised, from 1987 onwards, which will create revisions to value added by industry.

These revisions only have a small impact on the Institutional Sector Accounts. As a result, these Infoshare series will not be updated until the next publication later in 2012.

 17 May (NRG) Release of energy price indexes: March 2012 quarter (NRG+.SI+)
 17 May (PRP) Release of Poultry data: March 2012 quarter and year (PRP+.SAA++)
 16 May (SEP) Release of Ready Mixed Concrete (Rest of New Zealand) data: March 2012 quarter and annual (SEP+.SAF++)
 15 May

(SNDQ) Gross domestic product - new industry classification

Statistics New Zealand postponed the 27 April reissue of historic gross domestic product (GDP) data that incorporates the new Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC) 2006. The data will now be released on Tuesday 15 May at 10.45am.  GDP for the March 2012 quarter will still be published on 21 June.

 15 May (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: April 2012 month.
 

(RTT) Retail Trade Survey ANZSIC06 data:

Sales and stock data for the December 2011 quarter have been revised. This revision results from updated tax data, and was made to maintain consistency with previous periods.  Users should note that as well as the industries listed below, all national and regional totals are affected.

 
Sales  Series reference  Stocks   Series reference
Furniture, floor coverings, houseware, textiles RTTQ.S1AGC Specialised food RTTQ.S2ABC 
Pharmaceutical and other store-based retailing RTTQ.S1AMC  Non-store and commission-based retailing  RTTQ.S2AEC
Fuel RTTQ.S1AQC Furniture, floor coverings, houseware, textiles RTTQ.S2AGC
Accommodation RTTQ.S1AUC Fuel RTTQ.S2AQC
Food and beverage services RTTQ.S1AVC  Accommodation RTTQ.S2AUC
    Food and beverage services RTTQ.S2AVC
 14 May

(RTN) Retail Trade Survey ANZSIC96 data:

Sales and stock data for the December 2011 quarter have been revised. This revision results from updated tax data, and was made to maintain consistency with previous periods.

 14 May

(RTN) Retail Trade Survey ANZSIC96 data:

This series will be discontinued after the March 2012 quarter (scheduled to be released on 14 May 2012). From the June 2012 quarter onwards, Retail Trade Survey data will only be available on an ANZSIC 2006 basis (RTT).

 14 May

(DAE) Demography Age Estimates  & (DPE) Demography Population Estimates

New group name and variable selection

Demography Population Estimates (DPE) will be renamed ‘Population Estimates – DPE’ and amended to display the following series:

1. Estimated Resident Population for New Zealand by Age and Sex (Annual-Dec)

- Estimates type (as at/mean)
- Population group (male/female/total)
- Time (year 1991+)
- Age (single year of age/five-year age groups/broad age groups/median/total all ages)

2. Estimated Resident Population for New Zealand by Age and Sex (Annual-Jun)

- Estimates type (as at/mean)
- Population group (male/female/total)
- Time (year 1991+)
- Age (single year of age/five-year age groups/broad age groups/median/total all ages)

3. Estimated Resident Population for New Zealand by Age and Sex (Annual-Mar)

- Estimates type (as at/mean)
- Population group (male/female/total)
- Time (year 1991+)
- Age (single year of age/five-year age groups/broad age groups/median/total all ages)

4. Estimated Resident Population for New Zealand by Age and Sex (Annual-Sep)

- Estimates type (as at/mean)
- Population group (male/female/total)
- Time (year 1991+)
- Age (single year of age/five-year age groups/broad age groups/median/total all ages)

5. Estimated Resident Population for New Zealand by Age and Sex (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)

- Estimates type (as at/mean)
- Population group (male/female/total)
- Time (year and quarter e.g. 1991Q4)
- Age (single year of age/five-year age groups/broad age groups/median/total all ages)

6. Estimated Resident Population by Sex, Mean Quarter Ended (1991+) (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)

- Population group (male/female/total)
- Time (year and quarter e.g. 1991Q4)

The three series for estimated resident population for regional councils, territorial authorities, and urban areas, at 30 June, will remain unchanged.

See Concordance-to-new-DPE-identifiers14May2012 in Excel for details of the new series identifiers.

Discontinued DAE group
The DAE Group will be moved to our list of discontinued series. National population estimates by age will be available from the Population Estimates (DPE) series.

Discontinued series from DPE
The following series will be discontinued from DPE:
Estimated Resident Population by Sex (1991+) (Annual-Dec)
Estimated Resident Population by Sex (1991+) (Annual-Jun)
Estimated Resident Population by Sex (1991+) (Annual-Mar)
Estimated Resident Population by Sex (1991+) (Annual-Sep)
Estimated Resident Population by Sex (1991+) (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
Estimated Resident Population by Sex, Mean Year Ended (1991+) (Annual-Dec)
Estimated Resident Population by Sex, Mean Year Ended (1991+) (Annual-Jun)
Estimated Resident Population by Sex, Mean Year Ended (1991+) (Annual-Mar)
Estimated Resident Population by Sex, Mean Year Ended (1991+) (Annual-Sep)
Estimated Resident Population by Sex, Mean Year Ended (1991+) (Qtrly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)

 9 May

(ECT) Electronic Card Transactions

Statistics NZ is postponing the release of electronic card transactions data for the month of April, until 11 May 2012. The release was originally scheduled for Wednesday 9 May. The 48-hour delay in publication is due to a delay with data supply. We apologise for the inconvenience.

 3 May

Household Labour Force Survey (HLFS) discontinued series.

With the release of the March 2012 quarter HLFS on 3 May, we are no longer dual-coding the classifications used for industry and occupation.  The following changes apply in Infoshare.

The HLF series using the following old classifications move to the list of discontinued series:

  • ANZSIC96 – Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 1996
  • NZSC090 – New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations 1990.

The series affected by this change are:

  • (SJB) Persons employed by sex by industry, ANZSIC 1996
  • (SZA) Persons employed by sex by occupation
  • (SYB) Persons unemployed in the labour force by sex by occupation sought, NZSCO 1990

These HLF series using the old classifications were replaced when new classifications (below) were implemented. The new classifications were first used in the September 2009 quarter release.

  • ANZSIC06 – Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006
  • ANZSCO – Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations.

More information can be found in 'Implementing ANZSIC 2006 in the Household Labour Force Survey' and 'Implementing ANZSCO in the Household Labour Force Survey'

 3 May Changes to 2011 divorce statistics, to be released on 3 May 2012.
From 2011, divorce statistics will be based on the year the order of dissolution of marriage was granted. All data published for 2011 will refer to orders granted in New Zealand in 2011. Data before 2011 is based on the date that information about the order was received by Statistics New Zealand. For example, 2010 data may include an order granted before 2010. Hence, data from 2011 may not be directly comparable with data before 2011.
This change has resulted from a change in the way the data is collected by Statistics NZ. Data is now delivered electronically to Statistics NZ from the Ministry of Justice rather than being delivered from individual family courts. This has increased efficiency and reduced costs for both Statistics NZ and the Ministry of Justice.
 1 May

(LCI) Labour Cost Index

A new series ‘Proportion of private sector salary and wage rates increasing’, will be available on Infoshare from 1 May 2012.
Series identifiers are:
LCIQ.SX419Q – Private sector proportion increasing from previous quarter
LCIQ.SX419A – Private sector proportion increasing from same quarter of previous year 

 

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 April 2012
 27 April (SNDQ) Gross domestic product – new industry classification

A new industry classification – the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06) – is being implemented into quarterly gross domestic product (GDP). This new industry classification replaces ANZSIC96. The first release of quarterly GDP on the new ANZSIC06 basis will be on Friday 27 April at 10:45am.

The 27 April release of GDP will include revised GDP data, on the new industry basis, from June 1987 to December 2011. It will also include updated benchmarks for both GDP and the expenditure measure of GDP (GDE). The first release of GDP for the March 2012 quarter will be on 21 June 2012.

Implementing ANZSIC 2006 in national accounts and productivity statistics, published 25 October 2011, explains the main differences between the ANZSIC96 and ANZSIC06. More information about the changes to the industry classification are on the ANZSIC06 page on our website.

See GDP-series-reference-concordance27Apr2012 in Excel for details of the new series identifiers. See GDP-ANZSIC06-tables27Apr2012 to see how the new GDP tables will look. The improved structure makes it easier to find series and the updated GDP tables present the data in a more logical way. Concordances between the old and new GDP series are also included.
 27 April

Update: The release of quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) under an updated industry classification has been postponed. As a result the update of annual national accounts series mentioned below has also been postponed.

(SND) Annual national accounts

The annual national accounts series will be updated on 27 April, with improved estimates for change in inventories. This update comes at the same time as the first release of quarterly gross domestic product (GDP) under an updated industry classification (ANZSIC06).

The current published estimates of change in inventories were produced using interim data and systems. The updated estimates will have revisions to national change in inventories (and other related variables, such as GDP) from 2007 onwards. Change in inventories by industry will also be revised, from 1987 onwards, which will create revisions to value added by industry.

These revisions only have a small impact on the Institutional Sector Accounts. As a result, these Infoshare series will not be updated until the next publication later in 2012.

For more information, or to comment, please contact Daniel Lensen (daniel.lensen@stats.govt.nz).

 26 April (SEP) Release of ready mixed concrete data by region (Auckland, Northland -SEPQ.SAFR6, SAFRA, SAFRB): March 2012 quarter.
 24 April (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: March 2012 month, quarter, and year.
 18 April

This problem is now resolved.

The message "Internet Explorer cannot display the webpage" appears when trying to retrieve trade data with the following four countries as part of the selection.
Cocos (Keeling) Islands - CC
Gaza Strip/Palestine /West Bank - PS
Lesotho - LS
St Helena - SH

Please remove these four countries to retrieve data for your other country selections.
We hope to have this problem resolved as soon as possible.

 12 April (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: March 2012 month, quarter and year

March 2012
30 March (ITM) International Travel and Migration
Permanent & long-term migration by ctry of residence, citizenship and NZ area (Monthly)
Permanent & long-term migration by ctry of residence, citizenship and NZ area (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)

Permanent & long-term monthly and quarterly migration data for country of residence Australia by New Zealand area is now available in Infoshare. This data was previously only available for the annual series (March, June, September, and December years).
 29 March

(RTI) Christchurch Retail Trade Indicator

The Christchurch retail trade indicator is a new experimental series. It is released by Statistics NZ to provide information on the state of the Christchurch retail trade industry after the 2010 and 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. Because the statistics reflect new methods that may be modified, they are released on a provisional basis.

This new activity measure includes sales of retail goods and services, together with some other income such as sales of capital items and businesses, and insurance pay-outs resulting from the earthquakes.

Further information on the series will be available in the Christchurch Retail Trade Indicator: December 2011 quarter information release after 10.45am, Thursday 29 March 2012.

The following series are available on Infoshare:

RTIQ.S9[AST]
Actual, seasonally adjusted and trend series for total Christchurch activity (ANZSIC06 G and H combined)
RTIQ.SG[AST]
Actual, seasonally adjusted and trend series for Christchurch retail trade activity (ANZSIC06 G)
RTIQ.SH[AST]
Actual, seasonally adjusted and trend series for Christchurch accommodation and food services activity (ANZSIC06 H)

28 March (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: February 2012 month.
22 March             (HLT) Release of public health sector (District Health Boards) data for December 2011 quarter.
 14 March

(MAN) Economic Survey of Manufacturing

The ANZSIC96 series for the December 2011 quarter (delayed from 8 March).

14 March

(WTS) Wholesale Trade Survey

The ANZSIC96 series for the December 2011 quarter (delayed from 7 March).
ANZSIC96 WTS - Actuals - by ANZIND (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)

 12 March (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: February 2012 month.
 8 March (MAN) Economic Survey of Manufacturing

The ANZSIC96 series for the December 2011 quarter will not be available in Infoshare on 8 March as scheduled.

It is expected that the series will be made available in the next few days.
A further update to the notices pages will be made when the series is available.

(MFG) Manufacturing Survey (ANZSIC06) series will be available on 8 March as scheduled.
 7 March (WTS) Wholesale Trade Survey

The ANZSIC96 series for the December 2011 quarter will not be available in Infoshare on 7 March as scheduled.
ANZSIC96 WTS - Actuals - by ANZIND (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)

It is expected that the series will be made available in the next few days.
A further update to the notices pages will be made when the series is available.

The ANZSIC06 series will be available on 7 March as scheduled.
Industry by variable (ANZSIC06) (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
 7 March (SSS) Selected Services Survey: (ANZSIC06): December 2011 quarter
 
February 2012
 29 February (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: January 2012 month.
 27 February (TEX, TRX, TIM, EXP, IMP) The release of the January 2012 trade statistics implements the latest five-yearly major review of the Harmonised System (HS2012). HS2012 replaces the 2007 version (HS2007). We will use HS2012 within overseas merchandise trade statistics until the next five-yearly review in 2017. Minor amendments may still occur on a quarterly basis.

The classification change means data users need to take care when analysing time series data, although changes from this review are not as significant as when HS2007 was introduced. To help users, we are providing a supplementary table with the Overseas Merchandise Trade: January 2012 information release on our website. This table uses the HS2012 classification to estimate January 2011, for comparison. Some assumptions had to be made to do this, so the results are not perfect, but the process almost removes the effect of the classification change from the data.

Although the classification change potentially affects the published seasonally adjusted and trend series, our investigations so far show a negligible effect. We will communicate any effects we find when conducting our normal seasonal adjustment or trend series review processes.

Implementing HS2012 will also affect the overseas trade indexes (OTI). However, due to the way the OTI is calculated, the full effect of the change will not be implemented until the September 2013 quarter.

For more information on how HS2012 has affected overseas merchandise trade data, see: Harmonised System 2012 and trade statistics

For information about the HS2012 classification, see: Harmonised System 2012 

For further information or comments please email overseastrade@stats.govt.nz

 23 February

(SND) Annual national accounts

These series will be updated on 23 February 2012 to incorporate data for 1972–1986. This will extend the current ANZSIC06 timeseries (1987–2011), which was published on 18 November 2011.

Implementing ANZSIC 2006 in national accounts and productivity statistics, published 25 October 2011, describes the methods used to produce the historical ANZSIC06 time series.

 20 February

(NRG) Release of energy price indexes: December 2011 quarter (NRG+.SI+)
 20 February (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: January 2012 month.
 20 February

(LCI) Labour Cost Index

New series
Historical LCI distributional information (ie distribution of annual movements, distribution of annual increases by reason, and median and mean increases), which are included in the commentary and tables of the LCI information releases, will be available on Infoshare from 20 February 2012.
A list of the new series references can be found in the December 2011 quarter release.

Discontinued series
The LCI series using the following old classifications will be moved to the list of discontinued series:

  • NZSIC – New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification
  • ANZSIC96 – Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 1996
  • NZSCO90 – New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations 1990
  • NZSC099 – New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations 1999.

The LCI series using the old classifications were replaced when new classifications were implemented. The following are the latest classifications, which were first used from the September 2009 quarter release:

  •  ANZSIC06 – Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006
  • ANZSCO – Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations.

 

 8 February (SEP) Release of Ready Mixed Concrete (Rest of New Zealand) data: December 2011 quarter and annual (SEP+.SAF++)
 8 February (PRP) Release of Poultry data: December 2011 quarter and year (PRP+.SAA++)
 7 February (LCI) Labour Cost Index (Salary and Wage Rates). The labour cost index analytical unadjusted figures for the December 2011 quarter will not be available on Infoshare until Wednesday, 8 February 2012. In the meantime, the December 2011 quarter analytical unadjusted figures are available in tables 8.1 and 8.2 of Labour Cost Index (Salary and Wage Rates): December 2011 quarter, tables.
 2 February

(OSC) Overseas Cargo Statistics

The Overseas Cargo statistics released on 28 October 2011 have been revised for the months September 2011 to December 2011 inclusive, as advised in the Tuesday 31 January announced error. While all series have been updated, the affected series are:

OSC+.SENZAAKLF, OSC+.SENZAVARF, OSC+.SENZAVARW, OSC+.SENZAZ99F, OSC+.SENZAZ99W, OSC+.SENZPZ99F, OSC+.SENZPZ99W, OSC+.SENZSDUDF, OSC+.SENZSDUDW, OSC+.SENZSIVCF, OSC+.SENZSIVCW, OSC+.SENZSNPEF, OSC+.SENZSNPLF, OSC+.SENZSNSNF, OSC+.SENZSVARF, OSC+.SENZSVARW, OSC+.SENZSZ99F, OSC+.SENZZZ99F, OSC+.SENZZZ99W, OSC+.SINZAVARC, OSC+.SINZAVARW, OSC+.SINZAZ99C, OSC+.SINZAZ99W, OSC+.SINZPZ99C, OSC+.SINZSDUDC, OSC+.SINZSDUDW, OSC+.SINZSIVCC, OSC+.SINZSIVCW, OSC+.SINZSNPEC, OSC+.SINZSNPEW, OSC+.SINZSNPLC, OSC+.SINZSNPLW, OSC+.SINZSNSNC, OSC+.SINZSNSNW, OSC+.SINZSTIUC, OSC+.SINZSVARC, OSC+.SINZSVARW, OSC+.SINZSWREC, OSC+.SINZSZ99C, OSC+.SINZSZ99W, OSC+.SINZZZ99C, OSC+.SINZZZ99W.

For these tables:
Total Exports by New Zealand Port (Half-yearly,Jun/Dec)
Total Exports by New Zealand Port (Monthly)
Total Exports by New Zealand Port (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
Total Imports by New Zealand Port (Half-yearly,Jun/Dec)
Total Imports by New Zealand Port (Monthly)
Total Imports by New Zealand Port (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)

 

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January 2012
 31 January

(OSC) Overseas Cargo Statistics
An error within these series has been discovered. The corrected data will be released on Thursday 2 February 2012 at 10:45am.  In the meantime we recommend using with caution. 

Please note that the value component of these series can be sourced from Table Builder.  Further specific detail regarding the affected series will be made available when released on Thursday.

 27 January (SEP) Release of ready mixed concrete data by region (Auckland, Northland -SEPQ.SAFR6, SAFRA, SAFRB): December 2011 quarter.
 26 January (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: December 2011 month and December 2011 quarter and year.
 19 January

 The consumers price index (CPI) trimmed mean and weighted percentile figures for the December 2011 quarter will not be available on Infoshare until Friday 20 January 2011. In the meantime, the December 2011 quarter trimmed mean and weighted percentile figures are available in tables 11 and 12 of the CPI information release:

Tables

19 January (FLT) Release of forestry, logging and timber production data: September 2011 quarter and year.
13 January (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: December 2011 month, quarter, and annual.
10 January

(BLD) This release for Building Consents Issued: November 2011 will include revised figures for July 2011. The revisions are due to corrected data received for a consent issued in Hamilton City. The revisions include a change to the number, value, and floor area of dwellings and non-residential buildings in Hamilton city, and the following series for Hamilton city on Infoshare:

BLDM.SAB11FP   Apartments  Number
BLDM.SAB12FP  Apartments  Value
BLDM.SAB13FP  Apartments  Floor area
BLDM.SAF11FP  Hospitals, nursing homes  Number
BLDM.SAF12FP  Hospitals, nursing homes  Value
BLDM.SAF13FP  Hospitals, nursing homes  Floor area

This revision of data will have an effect on the total number, value and floor area for Waikato Region and New Zealand totals for these building consent types.

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