(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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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.
(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)
(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.