| 19 May
||(PPI) Changes following our review of the agricultural inputs indexes
We have changed the producers price index input tables for agriculture, so they align with the New Zealand Standard Industrial Output Categories (NZSIOC):
From March 2014 quarter data, the following two indexes for the farm types will not be available as part of Producers Price Index publication:
• sheep and beef farming
• cropping and other farming.
They are replaced by:
• sheep, beef, and grain farming (PPIQ.SQNAA1201)
• poultry, deer, and other livestock. (PPIQ.SQNAA1401)
However, the previous indexes are still available as part of the farm expenses price index. Refer to the ‘subtotal including livestock’ indexes of the farm expenses price index, tables 6 and 7.
These indexes have been given a base of the December 2013 quarter (=1000).
For further details please refer to the development updates section of Price Index News.
| 19 May
(FPI) Changes following our review of the farm expenses price index
From March 2014 quarter data, we implemented the following changes:
All the input type categories in the farm expenses price index will be published quarterly, as a table with the Producers Price Index. This includes indexes that were previously available for only the March quarter of each year:
• interest rates
• local and central government rates and fees
• wages and salaries
• all inputs indexes.
All series will be expressed on a new base of the December 2013 quarter (=1000).
Two new farm types have been added to the published series. We will publish data for the four farm types that align with the New Zealand Standard Industrial Output Categories (NZIOC):
• sheep, beef, and grain farms (new)
• dairy cattle farms (existing)
• horticultural and fruit growing farms (existing)
• poultry deer and other livestock farms (new).
We will continue to publish the farm types:
• sheep and beef farms
• cropping and other farming.
We have separated, some input categories.
• ‘fertiliser, lime, and seeds’ has been split into three separate indexes.
• In the dairy cattle farms series:
o animal health and breeding, has been split into two separate categories.
o feed, grazing, cultivation, and harvesting has been split into two categories:;(1) stock grazing;, and (2) cultivation, harvest, and purchase of animal feed.
The series reference numbers have been updated, using the following codes:
• all farms – SEH
• sheep, beef, and grain farms – SEB
• dairy cattle farms – SEC
• horticultural and fruit growing farms – SEA
• poultry deer and other livestock farms – SED
• sheep and beef farms – SEE
• cropping and other farming –- SEF
The series reference numbers have been updated for the input types:
|Animal health and breeding
|Dairy shed expenses
|Cultivation, harvest, and purchase of animal feed
|Grazing, cultivation, harvest, and purchase of animal feed
|Fertiliser, lime, and seeds
|Rent and hire
|Repairs, maintenance, and motor vehicle repairs
|Weed and pest control
|Subtotal excluding livestock
|Subtotal including livestock
|Local and central government rates and fees
|Wages and salaries
|All inputs excluding livestock
|All inputs including livestock
Therefore, for example, the new series number for ‘all farms, administration’ is FPIQ.SEH01.
||(VSM) Marriages, Civil Unions, and Divorces - VSM
Footnotes have been updated to reflect the changes allowing same-sex marriage.
Divorces by family court (Annual-Dec) replaces Divorces by court (Annual-Dec) to allow for the new Hutt Valley court that has replaced Lower Hutt and Upper Hutt courts.
First marriages, remarriages, and total marriages (Annual-Dec) have been revised to remove transfers from civil unions from remarriages. Transfers from civil unions are included in total marriages.
Marriages by age and previous marital status (Annual-Dec). The totals for males and females no longer equal the number of marriages.
New series added
Marriages by geographical area, same-sex, and opposite-sex marriages (Annual-Dec)
The geographical areas are defined as:
3. Rest of North Island
5. Rest of South Island
6. Total New Zealand
7. Residence overseas
8. Total registrations.
Marriages by relationship type, New Zealand resident and overseas resident (Annual-Dec)
Relationship type includes:
1. All couples
2. Same-sex male couples
3. Same-sex female couples
4. Opposite-sex couples.