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Changes in 2011
December 2011
 22 December (HLT) Release of public health sector (District Health Boards) data for September 2011 quarter.
 21 December (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: November 2011 month and September 2011 quarter and year.
 19 December

(DPE) Demography Population Estimates

Estimated resident population for urban areas - DPEA.SF[C-H]+

 16 December (AGR) Agricultural Production Statistics
Variable by Total New Zealand (Annual-Jun)
Release of a new series that estimates the mean average number of broiler poultry birds (chickens for meat production). This series (AGRA.SAT9ZZZ) starts at 1990 and is at the national level.
 
The series on the number of eggs sold from other poultry birds (AGRA.SAT2ZZZ) will be removed as most of this data is confidential.
 15 December (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: November 2011 month.
 15 December (HLF) Household Labour Force Survey

Youth labour force and education status data has been added to the suite of labour market statistics available from the Household Labour Force Survey. This includes information on youth who are not in employment, education, or training (NEET) and the associated NEET rate. A survey (unadjusted) series, seasonally adjusted series, and trend series going back to the March 2004 quarter will be released on 15 December 2011. The following series are being added:

Employed, in education, by age group by sex – S8A++; S9A++S; S9A++T
Employed, not in education, by age group by sex – S8B++; S9B++S; S9B++T
Unemployed, in education, by age group by sex – S8C++; S9C++S; S9C++T
Unemployed, not in education, by age group by sex – S8D++; S9D++S; S9D++T
Not in the labour force, in education, by age group by sex – S8E++; S9E++S; S9E++T
Not in the labour force, not in education – caregiving, by age group by sex – S8F++; S9F++S; S9F++T
Not in the labour force, not in education – no caregiving, by age group by sex – S8G++; S9G++S; S9G++T
Working-age population, by age group by sex – S8H++; S9H++S; S9H++T
Not in employment, education or training (NEET), by age group by sex – S8I++; S9I++S; S9I++T
NEET rate, by age group by sex – S8J++; S9J++S; S9J++T

The first '+' indicates the age group and uses the following codes:
1 = Aged 15–19 years
2 = Aged 20–24 years
9 = Total aged 15–24 years

The second '+' indicates sex and uses the following codes:
1 = Male
2 = Female
3 = Total both sexes

For the S9 series an 'S' on the end identifies the seasonally adjusted series; a 'T' identifies the trend series.

All are available as quarterly series (HLFQ.S*); the S8 series is also available as annual Mar (HLFA.S8*); annual Jun (HLFA.S8*J); annual Sep (HLFA.S8*S); annual Dec (HLFA.S8*D).
 9 December (OTP) Overseas Trade Indexes - Prices

The annual (June year) China terms of trade series OTPA.STTCN1 will be released on 9 December 2011.
 8 December (MAN) Economic Survey of Manufacturing

Statistics New Zealand has amended the methodology for the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 1996 (ANZSIC96) forward-cast series for the following industries.
Basic metal
Structural, sheet and fabricated metal product
Furniture and other manufacturing
These series have been forward-cast since the December 2010 quarter, when the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06) was implemented into the survey.

The amendment affects data for the following series from the December 2010 quarter onwards.

ANZSIC96 Industry by variable
MANQ.SNMC13 [A-E] - Basic metal manufacturing
MANQ.SNMC14 [A-E] - Structural, sheet, and fabricated metal product manufacturing
MANQ.SNMC17 [A-E] - Furniture and other manufacturing
MANQ.SNMCZ3 [A-E] - Total manufacturing excluding meat and dairy product manufacturing
MANQ.SNMCZZ [A-E] - Total manufacturing

ANZSIC96 Industry by variable: deflated
MANQ.SNMRC13 [A, B, E] - Basic metal manufacturing
MANQ.SNMRC14 [A, B, E] - Structural, sheet, and fabricated metal product manufacturing
MANQ.SNMRC17 [A, B, E] - Furniture and other manufacturing
MANQ.SNMRCZ3 [A, B, E] - Total manufacturing excluding meat and dairy product manufacturing
MANQ.SNMRCZZ [A, B, E] - Total manufacturing
 7 December (SSS) Selected Services Survey: (ANZSIC06): September 2011 quarter,
 2 December (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: October 2011 month.
1 December

(OTV, OTP) Overseas Trade Indexes

From the release of Overseas Trade Index information for September 2011, on 1 December 2011, the indexes will show price, volume, and values movements for imports from, and exports to China.
These series begin from June 1990, and are released to complement existing indexes for New Zealand's major trading partners – Australia, Japan, United Kingdom, and USA.

China series headers are:
Exports
Prices: OTP[Q,A].SEC1HD1
Volumes: OTV[Q,A].SEC2HD1
Values: OTV[Q,A].SEC3HD1

Imports
Prices: OTP[Q,A].SIC1MM1
Volumes: OTV[Q,A].SIC2MM1
Values: OTV[Q,A].SIC3MM1

 
November 2011
 30 November (SOW) Social Welfare Benefits and Payments updated to 2010.
 25 November

(DPE) Demography Population Estimates 
Two DPE SF series (regional council areas and territorial authority areas). The update will involve population estimates at 30 June 2011 being changed from Provisional to Final.

 25 November (LED) Linked Employer-Employee Data (LEED)
In the 2008 tax year, Inland Revenue supplied improved address information with new and updated postcodes.

As a result of the better quality address information, previously imputed information was corrected and a considerable number of addresses were updated. This caused greater than normal numbers of people to change address locations, in particular territorial authority (TA) location, which was reflected in an increase in worker flow measures for the 2008 tax year. The level of TA changes after the 2008 postcode address updates have since fallen to levels consistent with previously published results.

In the September 2010 quarter, an improvement in the ranking of imputed address information resulted in increases in worker flow measures in the June 2010 quarter. The increase in worker accessions, worker separations, and the worker turnover rate are a result of this change in methodology.

Worker accessions and separations data has been suppressed for the June 1999 quarter. These measures now start from the September 1999 quarter, as this is the first quarter they can be correctly calculated. (This was updated on 29 November 2011.)
 24 November (ALC) Release of alcohol available for consumption data: September 2011 quarter and year.
18 November

(BOP) Balance of Payments

Coverage in historical investment income series has been improved in the Balance of Payments to align with the latest annual National Accounts (published 18 November 2011). These series incorporate data sourced from the Inland Revenue (IRD) and continue the time series that was first included in the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position: June 2010 quarter release. The new figures have been added to quarterly 'other investment income' credits (BOPQ.S5AC1B203) and debits (BOPQ.S5AD1B203) from the June 1990 quarter through to the March 1998 quarter, and also affect the following credit, debit, and balance series in the Balance of Payments:

• investment income
• income
• income and transfers
• current account

Year ended, seasonally adjusted, trend, and ratio series have also been revised for these periods. The revisions affect numbers in both the BPM4 and BPM5 methodologies.

18 November

(SND) Annual national accounts – ANZSIC 2006

A new classification, the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06) is being implemented in the annual national accounts. The first release under this classification will be published on 18 November 2011. It includes industry data for 1987–2009 and provisional estimates for 2010 and 2011.

Implementing ANZSIC 2006 in national accounts and productivity statistics, published 25 October 2011, explains the main differences between the current classification and ANZSIC06, and describes the methods used to produce the historical ANZSIC06 time series. This paper also provides details of the upcoming ANZSIC06 releases of quarterly gross domestic product and productivity statistics.

See National Accounts SNC vs SND concordance in excel for details of the new series identifiers. The improved structure makes it easier to find series. Concordances showing the relationship between the new and old series are also included.

The concordance above has been updated since it was first published. These are the versions originally posted: National Accounts SNC vs SND concordance version two , National Accounts SNC vs SND concordance version one .

17 November (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: October 2011 month.
14 November

(RTN) Retail Trade Survey ANZSIC 1996 data:

From Monday 14 November 2011, the ANZSIC 1996 version of Retail Trade Survey data will be freely available on Infoshare. Since the new Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06) was implemented in the Retail Trade Survey, this data has only been available on request.

The ANZSIC 1996 data from the December 2010 quarter onwards has been modelled from the ANZSIC06 survey results.

1 November (PRP) Release of Poultry data: September 2011 quarter and year (PRP+.SAA++)
1 November (QEX) Quarterly Employment Survey
On 1 November 2011, Statistics New Zealand will release additional series for seasonally adjusted(S) and trends(T) for employment, and average weekly paid hours (Employees). These series are available for 'total all industries' and 'total both sexes' from the March 1989 quarter onwards.
Data for these series will be available at 10:45am on 1 November 2011.
The new series are:
• Filled jobs – QEXQ.SFAZ9EZ S or T
• Full-time paid employees – QEXQ.SFAZ9EC S or T
• Part-time paid employees – QEXQ.SFAZ9EB S or T
• Full-time equivalent employees – QEXQ.SGAZ9 S or T
• Average ordinary time weekly paid hours (Employees) – QEXQ.SEAZ9A S or T
• Average overtime weekly paid hours (Employees) – QEXQ.SEAZ9C S or T
• Average total weekly paid hours (Employees) – QEXQ.SEAZ9E S or T
1 November (LSS)
The livestock slaughtering statistics released on 28 October 2011 have been revised. The series affected are those relating to condemned calves, condemned other adult sheep, and aggregated series which include these series.
For further information, please email  overseastrade@stats.govt.nz.
 
October 2011 
31 October

(BUD) Business Demography Statistics 2011 – Changes to series

With the release of New Zealand Business Demography Statistics: At February 2011 on 31 October 2011, the following changes to the Infoshare tables under the Business – BUD will take effect.

These six families (S1) will be discontinued:

1. S1 – Enterprises by ANZSIC and Size Group (ANZSIC 96)
2. S1 – Enterprises by ANZSIC and Size Group (ANZSIC 06)
3. S1 – Geographic units by Region, ANZSIC and Size Group (ANZSIC 06)
4. S1 – Employee count by Region, ANZSIC and Size Group (ANZSIC 06)
5. S1 – Geographic units by Region, ANZSIC and Size Group (ANZSIC 96)
6. S1 – Employee count by Region, ANZSIC and Size Group (ANZSIC 96)

Instead, the following three families (S2) will be available:

1. S2 – Enterprise by ANZSIC and Size Group (ANZSIC06)
2. S2 – Geographic units by Region 2011, ANZSIC and Size Group (ANZSIC06)
3. S2 – Employee count by Region 2011, ANZSIC and Size Group (ANZSIC06)

These changes are the result of:
• the discontinuation of the release of data based on ANZSIC96 version of the industry classification
• change over to 2011 area boundaries for regional data (from 2006 boundaries used previously).
The change to the series header is to replace the S1 with S2. For example S1 – Geographic units by Region, ANZSIC and Size Group (ANZSIC 06) for series header BUDA.S1GRAIBSCB will be under S2 – Geographic units by Region 2011, ANZSIC and Size Group (ANZSIC06) BUDA.S2GRAIBSCB

31 October

(SEP) Release of Ready Mixed Concrete (Rest of New Zealand) data: September 2011 quarter and annual (SEP+.SAF++)

31 October (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: September 2011 month.
28 October (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: August and September 2011 month.  This was revised on 1 November the series affected are those relating to condemned calves, condemned other adult sheep, and aggregated series which include these series.
28 October (HLF) Household Labour Force Survey

The employment rate has been added to the suite of labour market statistics available from the Household Labour Force Survey. A back cast series of the employment rate will be released on the 28th October 2011. The employment rate has been added to the following series:

Labour Force Status by Sex by Age Group (Annually Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec, Quarterly Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) – SA
Labour Force Status by Sex by Formal Study Status (Quarterly Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) – SF
Labour Force Status by Sex by Marital Status (Annually Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec, Quarterly Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) – SB
Labour Force Status by Sex by Qualification Gained (Annually Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec, Quarterly Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) – SG
Labour Force Status by Sex by Regional Council (Annually Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec, Quarterly Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) – S2
Labour Force Status by Sex by Sing/Comb Ethnic Group (Annually Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec, Quarterly Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) – S6
Labour Force Status by Sex by Total Resp Ethnic Group (Annually Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec, Quarterly Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) – S7
Labour Force Status by Sex: Seasonally Adjusted (Quarterly Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) – S1
Labour Force Status by Sex: Trend Series (Quarterly Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) – S4

The employment rate series is identified by ‘H’, placed in the same place as the unemployment rate ‘F’. For example, ‘Labour Force Status by Sex by Age Group Quarterly Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) ’ HLFQ.SAF1AA is unemployment rate, male, aged 15 – 19 years; therefore the employment rate series will be HLFQ.SAH1AA.
25 October

(CPI) Consumers Price Index
Following a three-yearly review of the consumers price index (CPI), we have made changes to the following CPI categories.

CPI Non-standard Trimmed Means and Weighted Percentiles for New Zealand, Data starts at the September 2011 quarter.
The following are added:
CPIQ.SE9NS4650 Annual 5 percent trim - June 2011 qtr weights
CPIQ.SE9NS4655 Annual 10 percent trim - June 2011 qtr weights
CPIQ.SE9NS4660 Annual 15 percent trim - June 2011 qtr weights
CPIQ.SE9NS4665 Annual 20 percent trim - June 2011 qtr weights
CPIQ.SE9NS4670 Annual 25 percent trim - June 2011 qtr weights
CPIQ.SE9NS4675 Annual 30 percent trim - June 2011 qtr weights
CPIQ.SE9NS4750 Annual weighted 10th percentile - June 2011 qtr weights
CPIQ.SE9NS4755 Annual weighted 25th percentile - June 2011 qtr weights
CPIQ.SE9NS4760 Annual weighted median - June 2011 qtr weights
CPIQ.SE9NS4765 Annual weighted 75th percentile - June 2011 qtr weights
CPIQ.SE9NS4770 Annual weighted 90th percentile - June 2011 qtr weights

CPI Level 3 Classes for New Zealand, Data starts at the June 2011 quarter.
The following are added:
CPIQ.SE904404 Other property related services

CPI Selected Quarterly Weighted Average Prices for New Zealand, Data starts at the June 2011 quarter.
Statistics New Zealand has made changes to the basket of representative food items tracked in the CPI. This has resulted in the following changes to the selected quarterly weighted average prices for New Zealand series.
The following are added:
CPIQ.SAP1141 Toilet paper (supermarket), 12 rolls
CPIQ.SAP0531 Clothes washing powder - concentrate (supermarket), 500g

The following series are discontinued (they finish at the June 2011 quarter):
CPIQ.SAP1140 Toilet paper (supermarket), 4 rolls
CPIQ.SAP0530 Clothes washing powder - concentrate (supermarket), 1kg

25 October

(DPE) Demography Population Estimates 

Along with the release of subnational population estimates at 30 June 2011, 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+)

Population estimates for urban areas at 30 June 2011 will be released on 19 December 2011.

25 October (NEI) National Employment Indicator
Data from the National Employment Indicator (NEI) will be available on Infoshare after the next release on 25 October 2011. This data was previously available only in our information release table. The series that will be available are:
• Total filled jobs - actual series – NEIM.SAZA
• Total filled jobs - seasonally adjusted series – NEIM.SAZS
• Total filled jobs - trend series – NEIM.SAZT
20 October

(DPE)  Demography Population Estimates
The series containing subnational population estimates has been replaced with three new series. These provide population estimates for regional council areas, territorial authority areas, and urban areas. Population estimates for secondary and minor urban areas are now available in Infoshare for the first time. All subnational population estimates have been rebased on the latest official boundaries (ie, boundaries at 1 July 2011).

The new series identifiers will be DPEA.SF plus area code.
Estimated resident population for regional council areas, at 30 June (1996+)
Estimated resident population for territorial authority areas, at 30 June (1996+)
Estimated resident population for urban areas, at 30 June (1996+)

See our Excel spreadsheet on Subject Area for details of the area codes.

For more information on these changes please email demography@stats.govt.nz

14 October (FLT) Release of forestry, logging and timber production data: June 2011 quarter and year.
4 October (DMM) Death Rates – Neonatal and post-neonatal death rates
The following series are now available in Infoshare:
• Neonatal death rates (March, June, and September years). The series headers are DMMA.SQN then either M, J, or S for year.
• Post-neonatal death rates (March, June, and September years). The series headers are DMMA.SQP then either M, J, or S for year.
 
September 2011 
26 September

(TEX, TRX, TIM) After the release of Overseas Merchandise Trade: August 2011 on 26 September 2011, 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

22 September (IIP) Data has changed for two of the new series released on 21 September 2011 as part of the Balance of Payments and International investment Position release. The series affected are:

• other valuation changes assets (IIPQ.S5AAH)
• other valuation changes liabilities (IIPQ.S5ALH)

Numbers have changed in these series from the September 2000 quarter through to the March 2011 quarter. In most cases, the size of the change is less than 5 percent of the series value.

Note that the changes do not affect any series published in the tables accompanying the Balance of Payments and International investment Position: June 2011 quarter.
22 September (HLT) Release of public health sector (District Health Boards) data for June 2011 quarter.
21 September (IIP) Two new tables will be published with the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position: June 2011 quarter information release on 21 September 2011. These are:
• The international investment position (IIP) reconciliation statement, which shows quarterly net transaction and net valuation movements in the net IIP over the past 10 years.
• The international investment position gross reconciliation statement, which shows transaction and valuation movements in international assets and liabilities in the latest quarter.
The new series for these tables will be available in Infoshare under International Investment Position (IIP):
• Reconciliation Statement – Level 1 Asset Components (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec)
• Reconciliation Statement – Level 1 Liability Components (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec).
16 September (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: July 2011 month.
13 September (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: August 2011 month.
13 September

Manufacturing Survey (ANZSIC06) (MFG)

Data for the dairy industry (which is combined with the meat industry) will be updated to reflect a standard quarter. Previously, values for the dairy industry were mainly calculated on a non-standard quarter, that is, lagged by one month. To reflect this change, meat and dairy product manufacturing industry data from the December 2008 quarter will be revised.

All series for the following industries will be revised in Infoshare:
• meat and dairy product manufacturing
• all manufacturing.

The ANZSIC96 series from the December 2008 quarter to the December 2010 quarter for the following industries in the Economic Survey of Manufacturing (MAN) will also be revised:
• meat and dairy product manufacturing
• total manufacturing.

 
 
August 2011 
25 August

(CPI) Consumers price index: food price index selected monthly weighted average prices for New Zealand (monthly)

Statistics New Zealand has made changes to the basket of representative food items monitored in the food price index. This has resulted in the following changes to the selected monthly weighted average prices for New Zealand series.

The following have been added (starting from June 2011):
• CPIM.SAP0144 Fruit juice – apple based (supermarket only), 3L
• CPIM.SAP0145 Potato crisps, 150g
• CPIM.SAP0146 Tomato sauce – canned, 560g

The following series have been discontinued (finishing at June 2011):
• CPIM.SAP0141 Fruit juice – apple based (supermarket only), 1L
• CPIM.SAP0135 Potato crisps, 190g
• CPIM.SAP0133 Tomato sauce – canned, 575g

24 August

(EXP)Overseas Merchandise Trade: Quarterly seasonally adjusted(S) and trend(T) quantity data
Statistics New Zealand will be releasing additional series for quarterly seasonally adjusted export(including re-exports) quantities. This data was previously available in our information release tables, but not in this format.  Existing data for these series will be made available immediately and the next update will be on 24 August. 

The series are:
EXPQ.SH03Q S & T Fish, Crustaceans and Molluscs, except Oysters (HS 03 except 030710)
EXPQ.SH1DQ S & T Meat and Edible Offal (HS02)
EXPQ.SH1RQ S & T Dairy Produce: Casein and Caseinates (HS 3501)
EXPQ.SH1ZQ S & T Wool (HS 5101)
EXPQ.SH21Q S & T Wine (HS 2204)
EXPQ.SH44Q S & T Forest Products: Logs and Wood (HS 4403 4406-4408 4410-4411 4413)
EXPQ.SH4AQ S & T Dairy Produce: Milk Powder, Butter and Cheese (HS 0401-0406)
EXPQ.SH8AQ S & T Fruit (HS 0803-0814)

22 August (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: July 2011 month.
17 August (ALC) Release of alcohol available for consumption data: June 2011 quarter and year.
17 August (NRG) Release of energy price indexes: June 2011 quarter (NRG+.SI+)
5 August  (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: June 2011 month. 
4 August (PRP) Release of Poultry data: June 2011 quarter and year (PRP+.SAA++)
4 August (SEP) Release of Ready Mixed Concrete (Rest of New Zealand) data: June 2011 quarter and annual (SEP+.SAF++)
 
 
July 2011
29 July

(SEP) Release of ready mixed concrete data by region (Auckland, Northland -SEPQ.SAFR6, SAFRA, SAFRB): June 2011 quarter.

29 July

(SEP) Release of processed quick frozen vegetables data: June 2011 quarter (SEPQ.SAL++).

26 July

(TIM) From the release of June 2011 information on 26 July 2011, the following changes have occurred in the overseas trade data:

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

Imports (TIM) –
4802.56.11.27 - Uncoated paper and paperboard (not 4801 or 4803), for printing & writing, 10% or less by weight of mechanical or chemi-mechanical processed fibre, 40g/m2 to 150g/m2, in sheets 435mm or less by 297mm or less (unfolded), white plain copier

The removal of the suppression on previously published information will occur in two parts:
1. March 2011 - June 2011 information will first be available in our June data release scheduled for 26 July 2011. All future months will be available as normal after that on our regular monthly schedule.
2. Historical information for the months June 2010 - February 2011 will be released as part of our annual review process. This is currently timetabled for availability in our release in late September 2011.

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

15 July (FLT) Release of forestry, logging and timber production data: March 2011 quarter and year.
15 July (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: May 2011 month.
15 July (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: June 2011 month and quarter.
14 July (HLT) Release of public health sector (District Health Boards) data for March 2011 quarter.
11 July (ECT) - Electronic Card Transactions (ANZSIC06)

The following series has been revised from October 2002 to March 2010.
ECT%.S4ARP - ECT retail proportion of total Retail Trade Survey.

A revision was made to the RTT (Retail Trade Survey) series on 3 February which affected the total national sales.
This revision has been updated in this ECT series today.
The impact of the revisions are minimal.
7 July (SNC) Statistics New Zealand has delayed the release of the Gross Domestic Product: March 2011 quarter (GDP) information release until Thursday, 14 July. For more detail see the Media advisory – 6 July 2011.
 
June 2011
27 June

(TIM, TEX, TRX) From the release of May 2011 information on 27 June 2011, the following changes have occurred in the overseas trade data:

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

Exports (TEX) and Re-exports (TRX) –
7314.41.09.11: Iron or steel wire; netting, plated or coated with zinc, (excluding hexagonal mesh), size 0-17.5 SWG

Imports (TIM) –
7217.10.00.30: Iron or non-alloy steel; wire, (not plated or coated), whether or not polished, containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon, (excluding nail, spring or welding wire), 3.55mm or more, but less than 4.5mm in diameter
7217.10.00.31: Iron or non-alloy steel; wire, (not plated or coated), whether or not polished, containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon, (excluding nail, spring or welding wire), 4.5mm or more, but less than 6mm in diameter
7217.10.00.32: Iron or non-alloy steel; wire, (not plated or coated), whether or not polished, containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon, (excluding nail, spring or welding wire), 6mm or more, but less than 7.5mm in diameter
7217.10.00.33: Iron or non-alloy steel; wire, (not plated or coated), whether or not polished, containing by weight less than 0.25% of carbon, (excluding nail, spring or welding wire), 7.5mm or more, but less than 11.5mm in diameter
7326.20.19.09: Iron or steel wire; articles n.e.c. in item no. 7326.2

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

22 June (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: April 2011 month.
22 June (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: May 2011 month.
20 June

The Christchurch earthquake on 13 June has affected the publication dates of the following Statistics New Zealand's releases:
(WTS) Wholesale Trade Survey: March 2011 quarter,
(SSS) Selected Services Survey: (ANZSIC06): March 2011 quarter,
(MFG) Economic Survey of Manufacturing: March 2011 quarter.

They will now be released on 20 June 2011.

20 June Economic Survey of Manufacturing (MAN), and Wholesale Trade Survey (WTS) ANZSIC 1996 data:

Since the new Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06) was implemented into the quarterly Economic Survey of Manufacturing and Wholesale Trade Survey, the ANZSIC 1996 version of the data has only been available on request. From Monday 20 June 2011, it will be freely available on Infoshare.

The ANZSIC 1996 data from the December 2010 quarter onwards has been modelled from the ANZSIC06 survey results.

The existing ANZSIC 1996 time series identifiers remain unchanged, however, not all previous time series will be available. To find out which ones are available you can download this Infoshare Identifiers spreadsheets (Excel, 12 pages).
14 June

The Infoshare series ITMM.STZZA (total passenger movements) for July 2010 (2010.07) was incorrectly loaded with data for ITMM.STZDA (total passenger departures) for July 2010 (2010.07). The corrected data was released to Infoshare on 14 June 2011.

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May 2011
23 May

(ALC) Alcohol Available for Consumption:

Statistics New Zealand will be releasing additional series that will contain the amount of beer available for consumption by beer strength. This data was previously available but not in this format. The first release of this series will be on 23 May. As with the existing alcohol available for consumption series, this series will be a quantity series, and will be released quarterly.

The new series identifiers will be ALC+. SAA+:
SAAA - Beer containing not more than 1.150% alcohol
SAAB - Beer containing between 1.151% and 2.500% alcohol
SAAC - Beer containing between 2.501% and 4.350% alcohol
SAAD - Beer containing between 4.351% and 5.000% alcohol
SAAE - Beer containing more than 5.00% alcohol

For more information on this new series, please email overseastrade@stats.govt.nz 

23 May (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: April 2011 month.
19 May Producers price index (PPI) ANZSIC06 indexes currently in Infoshare are rounded to the nearest index point.

At 10:45am, 19 May 2011, PPI ANZSIC06 index numbers before the December 2010 quarter, which are unrounded (to preserve consistency with movements originally published under ANZSIC96) will be available on Infoshare.
18 May

Implementation of new classification:
Producers price index (PPI) – Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06)

Statistics New Zealand is implementing a new industrial classification, the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06) into the producers price indexes (PPI). From the March 2011 quarter, PPI data will be compiled and released using the new classification.

The PPI will be published under ANZSIC06 using the New Zealand Standard Industrial Output Categories (NZSIOC) classification structure. The PPI publication level will be level 3 of the NZSIOC classification.

Weight reference period:
As part of implementing ANZSIC06 in the PPI, Statistics NZ has updated the weights of the commodities that underlie the industry indexes. Commodity weights for the year to March 2008 have been used in this process. These weights have been sourced from the New Zealand System of National Accounts.

Price reference period:
The price reference period for the ANZSIC06-based PPI will be the December 2010 quarter.

Index reference period:
The index reference period for the ANZSIC06-based PPI will be the December 2010 quarter (=1000). The choice of reference period for an index is arbitrary. What is important is the percentage movement in the indexes, and these movements are unaffected by the choice of index reference period.

Backcasting:
The existing ANZSIC96-based PPI series are being used to provide an analytical back series for the new ANZSIC06-based PPI series. The series being backcast include all the published industry indexes. This will produce back series as far back as the ANZSIC96-based PPI series are available (generally to the June 1994 quarter). The back series will be linked to the directly calculated ANZSIC06-based series, at the December 2010 quarter.

Time series references:
The ANZSIC06-based PPI series will have new series references, which will have the following pattern:

PPI outputs (PPIQ.SQU*)
PPI inputs (PPIQ.SQN*) 
PPI selected commodities (PPIQ.SQC*)

Click here for details of the new series identifiers.


The following ANZSIC96 series will no longer be available on Infoshare from the March 2011 quarter onwards.
PPIQ.SU9 - All industries - outputs, PPIQ.SN8 - All industries - inputs excl admin, health, education, PPIQ.SN9 - All industries - inputs, PPIQ.SC01 - Livestock: sheep and lamb, PPIQ.SC02 - Livestock: cattle, PPIQ.SC03 - Livestock: deer, PPIQ.SC04 - Wool, PPIQ.SC05 - Logs for domestic market, PPIQ.SC06 - Logs for export market, PPIQ.SC07 - Processed meat: beef, PPIQ.SC08 - Processed meat: sheep and lamb, PPIQ.SC09 - Dairy products (excl milk and ice cream), PPIQ.SC10 - Carpet and textile floor coverings, PPIQ.SC11 - Pulp, PPIQ.SC12 - Paper, PPIQ.SC13 - Fertiliser, PPIQ.SC14 - Ready-mixed concrete, PPIQ.SC15 - Framing timber, PPIQ.SC16 - Electricity: commercial consumers, PPIQ.SC17 - Gas: commercial consumers, PPIQ.SC18 - Road freight, PPIQ.SC19 - International sea freight, PPIQ.SC20 - Finance service charge, PPIQ.SC21 - Bank charges, PPIQ.SC22 - Commercial rent (excl agricultural land), PPIQ.SC23 - Legal services: personal and corporate, PPIQ.SC24 - Accounting services, PPIQ.SC25 - Road user charges.

All other ANZSIC96 series will continue to be available on Infoshare until the March 2012 quarter.

18 May (NRG) Release of energy price indexes: March 2011 quarter (NRG+.SI+)
17 May

(VSD, VSB) Births and Deaths:

From 17 May 2011, when the year ended March 2011 data is released, two Births (annual March and quarterly) and two Deaths (annual March and quarterly) Infoshare tables will contain data for the new Auckland Council territorial authority (076). This data will be labelled 'Auckland (from 2011)'. December 2010 will be the last data available for Rodney District (004), North Shore City (005), Waitakere City (006), Auckland City (007), Manukau City (008), Papakura District (009), or Franklin District (010) in these tables. Tables affected are:
Live births by area, city/district councils (Maori and total population) (VSB+.S15076*)
Deaths by area, city/district councils (Maori and total population) (VSD+.S20076*)

The following series (from the two families affected) will have label changes:
Rodney District, North Shore City, Waitakere City, Auckland City, Manukau City, Papakura District and Franklin District become:
Rodney District (to 2010), North Shore City (to 2010), Waitakere City (to 2010), Auckland City (to 2010), Manukau City (to 2010), Papakura District (to 2010) and Franklin District (to 2010)

12 May (SEP) Release of Ready Mixed Concrete (Rest of New Zealand) data: March 2011 quarter and annual (SEP+.SAF++).
12 May (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: February and March 2011 months.
12 May (PRP) Release of Poultry data: March 2011 quarter and year (PRP+.SAA++)
3 May

(QEX) Quarterly Employment Survey: March 2011 quarter.

On 1 November 2010, the new Auckland territorial authority (TA) has replaced the old TAs: Rodney District, North Shore City, Auckland City, Waitakere City, Manukau City, Papakura District, and part of Franklin District. This has resulted in a minor change in the boundary between the Auckland and Waikato regions. The changes were introduced in the release for the March 2011 quarter and do not significantly affect measures from the Earnings and Employment Survey (QES) for QEX Auckland Regional Council and Rest of NZ.

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April 2011
29 April

Impact of the Christchurch earthquake on 22 February 2011

The Christchurch earthquake on 22 February 2011 had a major effect on Statistics New Zealand information releases, following damage to our building in the city centre where many of our statistical releases are prepared, including overseas merchandise trade.
Staff working on overseas merchandise trade statistics were displaced by the earthquake. A more limited staffing arrangement than normal has been in place since then. This has had the following impacts on the compilation of overseas merchandise trade statistics:

  • less editing and checking of data
  • a reduction in the level of analysis of aggregated data and less informed commentary.

Statistics NZ is confident that the overseas merchandise trade totals published from February 2011 are an accurate reflection of what occurred and that the data and major movements at Harmonised System (HS) chapter level (two digit) are robust. Given data below HS chapter level has had less scrutiny it should be treated with a greater degree of caution than usual. This caution applies to the fine-level aggregates of overseas merchandise trade data available on Infoshare.
There has been no interruption in the supply of source data from New Zealand Customs service.

29 April

(SEP) Release of ready mixed concrete data by region (Auckland, Northland -SEPQ.SAFR6, SAFRA, SAFRB): March 2011 quarter.

29 April

(SEP) Release of processed quick frozen vegetables data: March 2011 quarter (SEPQ.SAL++).

21 April (FLT) Release of forestry, logging and timber production data: December 2010 quarter and year.
18 April (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: March 2011 month and quarter.
13 April Infoshare may be slow from 1:30pm until 2:00pm while we update the software.

The Infoshare search tab has been improved.
All the results returned using the search tab will now include both the 'select variables' and the 'select series identifiers'. This will make it easier to find the series identifiers, as you can use either 'key word search', 'look for the exact phrase', or ‘look for time series identifier', and the results will include 'select series identifiers'.

The Infoshare load query tab has been fixed for trade data.
If you save a load query and use the option to remove zero in the row, this now works for trade data – in the same way as it works for non-trade data.
12 April (INS) The September 2010 quarter Work Stoppages release has been cancelled. The September 2010 quarter information will be published in the December 2010 quarter Work Stoppages release at 10.45am on 21 April 2011.
12 April (BOP) BPM5 Balance of Payments Ratios (Qrtly – Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec) A revision has been made to numbers published in the Balance of Payments and International Investment Position: December 2010 quarter information release. The series affected was BOPQ.S5R12 (Debt service to exports of goods and services) and numbers changed for the September 2010 and December 2010 periods.

1 April

Economic Survey of Manufacturing (MFG) - ANZSIC 2006

Statistics New Zealand advises that a new industrial classification, the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06) is being implemented into the Economic Survey of Manufacturing (MFG). From the December 2010 quarter, MFG data will be collected, compiled, and released under the new classification. 

Implementing ANZSIC 2006 in manufacturing, wholesale, and selected other services, published 25 March 2011, explains the main differences between ANZSIC96 and ANZSIC06, and describes the method used to produce the backcast ANZSIC06 time series.

Data back to December 1992 quarter will be available in Infoshare from 1 April. Click here for details of the new series identifiers (Excel, 1 page).
1 April Wholesale Trade Survey (WTS) - ANZSIC 2006

Statistics New Zealand advises that a new industrial classification, the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06) is being implemented into the Wholesale Trade survey (WTS). From the December 2010 quarter, WTS data will be collected, compiled, and released under the new classification.

Implementing ANZSIC 2006 in manufacturing, wholesale, and selected other services, published 25 March 2011, explains the main differences between ANZSIC96 and ANZSIC06, and describes the method used to produce the backcast ANZSIC06 time series.

Data back to March 1995 quarter will be available in Infoshare from 1 April.

Click here for details of the new series identifiers (Excel, 1 page).
1 April Other Services Survey (SSS)

This is a new survey collection that covers activity previously collected in the ANZSIC96-based Retail Trade Survey (RTS).

Data back to March 1995 quarter will be available in Infoshare from 1 April.

Implementing ANZSIC 2006 in manufacturing, wholesale, and selected other services, published 25 March 2011, explains in more detail what is covered in this survey.

Click here for details of the new series identifiers. (Excel, 1 page).

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March 2011
29 March

Overseas Merchandise Trade: February 2011

Impact of the Christchurch earthquake on 22 February 2011
The Christchurch earthquake on 22 February 2011 had a major effect on Statistics New Zealand information releases, following damage to our building in the city centre where many of our statistical releases are prepared, including overseas merchandise trade.
Staff working on overseas merchandise trade statistics were displaced by the earthquake. A more limited staffing arrangement than normal has been in place since then. This has had the following impacts on the compilation of overseas merchandise trade statistics:

  • less editing and checking of data
  • a reduction in the level of analysis of aggregated data and less informed commentary.

Statistics NZ is confident that the overseas merchandise trade totals for February 2011 are an accurate reflection of what occurred and that the data and major movements at Harmonised System (HS) chapter level (two digit) are robust. Given data below HS chapter level has had less scrutiny it should be treated with a greater degree of caution than usual. This caution applies to the fine-level aggregates of overseas merchandise trade data available on Infoshare.
There has been no interruption in the supply of source data from New Zealand Customs service.

25 March (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: February 2011 month.
25 March

(PRD) Industry Productivity Statistics: 1978–2009 to be published on 25 March 2011 will include additional series for the following: the property services industry, which is now included in the measured sector from 1996; aggregations of property and business services from 1996; primary, goods-producing, and service sectors from 1978; and information and communication technology (ICT) intensive industries from 1978. The productivity series will be the same as those currently available at the industry level.

Click here for details of the series identifiers

25 March (PRD) Industry Productivity Statistics: 1978–2009 is scheduled to be published on 25 March 2011.
All series to be published were mistakenly made available early on Infoshare.
They were available from 10:45am on 16 March until 5:00pm on 17 March, but have since been removed.

If you extracted industry productivity data on 16 or 17 March, we recommend not using it, and re-extracting once it is published on 25 March 2011.
If you have concerns, please contact Jude Hughes on (04) 931-4803, or email productivity@stats.govt.nz.
Statistics New Zealand apologises for any inconvenience caused.

Data published on 25 June 2010 in Industry Productivity Statistics: 1978–2008 are still available.
24 March (HLT) Release of public health sector (District Health Boards) data for December 2010 quarter.

23 March

(IIP) The International Investment Position as at 30 June 2010 has been revised to incorporate improved data received from respondents after the publication of the September 2010 release. The impact on the total IIP was deemed sufficiently significant to undertake an out-of-cycle revision.

21 March (LSS) Release of livestock slaughtering data: December 2010 and January 2011 months.
1 March

(OTP, OTV) Overseas Trade Indexes (Prices and Volumes): December 2010 quarter provisional figures and September 2010 final figures are available in the current information release, and will be available on Infoshare at 10:45am on 1 March 2011.

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February 2011
28 February

(OTP, OTV) Overseas Trade Indexes (Prices and Volumes): December 2010 quarter provisional figures and September 2010 final figures are available in the current information release, and will be available on Infoshare at 10:45am on 1 March 2011.

28 February

(OTT, BEC, EXP, IMP) The Overseas Merchandise Trade: January 2011 information release to be published on 28 February 2011 will include additional monthly, seasonally adjusted, and trend series. The additional series are being introduced to make it easier to interpret the existing monthly series and to better act as a leading indicator of quarterly overseas merchandise trade data. Infohare will not be updated until 1 March 2011.

Click here for details of the new series identifiers

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

17 February (NRG) Release of energy price indexes: December 2010 quarter (NRG+.SI+)
14 February (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: January 2011 month.
11 February (SEP) Release of Ready Mixed Concrete (Rest of New Zealand) data: December 2010 quarter (SEP+.SAF++).
10 February (PRP) Release of Poultry data: December 2010 quarter and year (PRP+.SAA++)
3 February

(RTT)  – Retail Trade (ANZSIC06) revision to motor vehicle retailing.

The backcast series for motor vehicle retail sales (in current prices) has been revised for the period between May 1995 and March 2010. This revision also affects the value of total national sales and regional estimates between these dates. Data from April 2010 onwards are not affected. This revision is due to a difference in the samples between ANZSIC06 and ANZSIC96 for this industry.

3 February

(RTT) and (RTE) New quarterly releases:

Backcast estimates for the following ANZSIC06-based retail trade series have now been released. The series relate to quarterly information for:

(RTT) Retail Trade Survey – ANZSIC 2006.
Sales by industry in deflated prices (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec).
Stocks by industry in current prices (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec).
Sales per head of population, in current and constant prices (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec).

(RTE) Retail Trade Deflators - ANZSIC06. 
Deflators by industry (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec).

2 February

(RTN) – Retail Trade (ANZIND96)
As a result of an error in the calculation of stock figures for the September 2010 quarter, revisions have been made in the following series under Retail Stocks – A/S/T by Industry in Current Prices:

  • RTNQ.S2AFC (Department stores)
  • RTNQ.S2ANC (Household equipment repair services)
  • RTNQ.S2A1C (Core industries total)
  • RTNQ.S2A9C (All industries total)

Infoshare series (RTN) has been revised.

 

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January 2011
31 January

Backcast estimates for the following ANZSIC06-based retail trade series were to have been released on 31 January 2011 and will now be released by 4 February 2011. The series relate to quarterly information for:

(RTT) Retail Trade Survey – ANZSIC 2006.
Sales by industry in deflated prices (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec).
Stocks by industry in current prices (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec).
Sales per head of population, in current and constant prices (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec).

(RTE) Retail Trade Deflators - ANZSIC06. 
Deflators by industry (Qrtly-Mar/Jun/Sep/Dec).

31 January (BLD) Building Consents Issued
Statistics NZ has reviewed and updated the calculation of the monthly trend series for the value of non-residential buildings. The trend series is now estimated after the removal of consent values of $25 million or more between January 1990 and December 2005, and of $50 million or more from January 2006. It is available in table 5 of the monthly information release, and on the Infoshare table 'Seasonally adjusted values'. The series reference is BLDM.S9F2T.

The trend series for non-residential buildings will be available from 31 January 2011, when Building Consents Issued: December 2010 is released.
31 January

(TEX, TRX) From the release of December 2010 information on 31 January 2011, the following changes have occurred in the overseas trade data:

The following Harmonised System 10-digit code will be confidential for at least 24 months to comply with the overseas trade confidentiality policy:

Exports (TEX) and Re-exports (TRX) –
2208.60.11.01: Vodka; the strength of which can be ascertained by OIML hydrometer, having a customs value of less than $22.00 per litre of alcohol, in bottles, for further manufacture.

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

27 January

(SEP) Release of processed quick frozen vegetables data: December 2010 quarter (SEPQ.SAL++).

27 January

(SEP) Release of ready mixed concrete data by region (Auckland, Northland -SEPQ.SAFR6, SAFRA, SAFRB): December 2010 quarter.

26 January

(QEX) Statistics New Zealand has discovered errors in the ANZSIC06 backcast estimates for the Quarterly Employment Survey (QES). Revisions were made to all estimates from the beginning of the series to the June 2009 quarter. Seasonally adjusted and trend estimates were revised from the beginning of the series to the September 2010 quarter. The majority of key estimates have only minor revisions.

Infoshare series (QEX) has been revised.

The methodology used to produce the backcast estimates is a standard approach used at Statistics NZ and did not contribute to the errors released.

Statistics New Zealand regrets any inconvenience caused by these errors.

See the difference in the backcast estimates on a few key series being revised.

24 January (FLT) Release of forestry, logging and timber production data: September 2010 quarter and year.
21 January (INS) The work stoppages September 2010 quarter release has been delayed due to difficulties in obtaining final data. We will provide an update on the new publication date of this release when the information becomes available.
19 January (TPT) Release of transport vehicle registrations data: December 2010 month, quarter, and annual.
13 January

(ECT, ETD) The Electronic Card Transactions: December 2010 release will implement the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06). The following changes will occur after implementation:

Backcast data for the entire series will be available on Infoshare. As a result of this classification change, a new series identifier has also been created.

For the new series, all time-series identifiers will change from ETD to ECT. For example:

 New series identifier  Old series identifier  Description
 ECTM.S19A9  ETDM.S19A9  Electronic card transactions total unadjusted values
 ECTM.S19A1  ETDM.S19A1  Electronic card transactions retail industry unadjusted values
 ECTM.S19A2  ETDM.S19A2  Electronic card transactions core retail industry unadjusted values

Please note that GST has been removed from the following series:

 Series identifier  Description
 ECT.S4ARP  ECT retail as a proportion of total Retail Trade Survey
 ECT.S4ACP  ECT core retail as a proportion of core Retail Trade Survey

Results under the ANZSIC96 industry classification (ETD series) will be available on request.

11 January

(BLD) Building Consents Issued
Table 4 of the Building Consents Issued: November 2010 Hot Off the Press released on 11 January 2011 contains data related to the new Auckland Council. Time series-data related to the new Auckland Council will be made available on Infoshare from 28 February, with the release of January 2011 data.

An estimate of the number of new dwelling units issued under the new Auckland Council can be obtained by summing the data for the previous local authorities in Auckland (Rodney, North Shore, Waitakere, Auckland, Manukau, Papakura, and Franklin).

This information can be obtained from:

  • Number, value, and floor area by building type, nature, and territorial authority (monthly, quarterly, annual) – BLD+.SAC11++

It should be noted that from November 2010, Franklin district only includes new dwellings authorised by the part of Franklin district that is within the new Auckland Council. The remaining part of Franklin district is included in either the Waikato or Hauraki districts.

 

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