Overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand increased by 300 or 0.1 percent year-on-year to 283,800 in October 2019, below market expectations of a 0.4 percent gain. Growth was driven by increases in arrivals from Australia (+7000) and Taiwan (+1700). In contrast, visitors declined from China (-3600), United States (-2700), Malaysia (-1700), and Germany (-1000). For the year ended October 2019, the total number of overseas visitor arrivals increased by 81,500, or 2.1 percent to 3.9 million, its lowest level in seven years, as the number of visitors from Asia continued to fall. Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand averaged 65150.78 from 1921 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 529255 in December of 2018 and a record low of 40 in April of 1942. source: Statistics New Zealand

Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand is expected to be 525000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand to stand at 269000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 540000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.


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New Zealand Tourist Arrivals

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
283834.00 261770.00 529255.00 40.00 1921 - 2019 Monthly
NSA



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-09-10 10:45 PM Jul 2% 0.6% 3.7%
2019-10-14 09:45 PM Aug 1.8% 2% 2.1% 1.4%
2019-11-11 09:45 PM Sep 1.4% 1.8% 1.7% 2.3%
2019-12-11 09:45 PM Oct 0.1% 1.4% 0.4% 0.8%


News Stream
2019-11-11
New Zealand Tourist Arrivals Rise Below Consensus
Overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand increased by 3615 or 1.4 percent year-on-year to 261,770 in September 2019, below market expectations of a 1.7 percent gain. Growth was driven by increases in arrivals from Australia (+7900) and Taiwan (+1400). In contrast, visitors declined from China (-4900), Malaysia (-2000), and Japan (-1300). Arrivals for the year ended September 2019 were 3.9 million, up 95,319 from the year ended September 2018, with visitors from Australia hitting a record high of 1.5 million.

2019-10-14
New Zealand Tourist Arrivals Rise 1.8% YoY
Overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand increased by 4400 or 1.8 percent year-on-year to 251,100 in August 2019, below market expectations of a 2.1 percent gain. Growth was driven by increases in arrivals from Australia (+5800) and Taiwan (+1800). In contrast, visitors from Asia continued to decline, as arrivals fell from Malaysia (-2300) and China (-2200). Arrivals for the year ended August 2019 were 3.9 million, up 96,100 from the year ended August 2018.

2019-09-10
New Zealand Tourist Arrivals Rise Further
Overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand increased by 5100 or 2.0 percent year-on-year to 253,585 in July 2019, driven by increases in arrivals from Australia (+1900) and the United States (+1000). In contrast, visitors from Asia continued to decline, as arrivals fell from China (-1000); Malaysia (-700), and Indonesia (-600). Arrivals for the year ended July 2019 were 3.89 million, up 104,400 from the year ended July 2018.

2019-08-08
New Zealand Tourist Arrivals Miss Expectations
Overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand increased by 1300 or 0.6 percent year-on-year to 213,500 in June 2019, missing market expectations of a 3 percent growth, driven by an 8.2 percent decrease (-4900 visitors) from Asia, with arrivals falling for Malaysia (-1800), Indonesia (-1400), Hong Kong (-1400), and China (-600). In contrast, visitors from Taiwan rose by 1200 and from the US and Australia by 1900 each.

2019-07-14
New Zealand Foreign Tourist Arrivals Fall Unexpectedly
Overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand were down 2,700 or 1.2 percent year-on-year to 219,300 in May 2019, missing market expectations of a 3 percent growth, driven by decreases in arrivals from China (down 2,800) and India (down 1,900). By contrast, arrivals from Indonesia were up 1,600. Arrivals for the year ended May 2019 were 3.89 million, up 83,700 from the year ended May 2018.

2019-06-11
New Zealand Tourist Arrivals Beat Expectations
Total overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand went up by 23,500 or 8.3 percent year-on-year to 307,400 in April 2019, beating market expectations of a 3.3 percent gain. Biggest gains were seen in arrivals from Australia (+21,000), the UK (+3500), Hong Kong (+2000), and the US (+1600). In contrast, visitors declined from China (-9,900), South Korea (-1,000) and India (-770). Arrivals for the year ended April 2019 were 3.89 million, up 99,400 from the year ended April 2018.


New Zealand Tourist Arrivals
In New Zealand, visitor arrivals measure the total number of overseas visitors which intended length of stay is less than 12 months.

New Zealand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -752.57 -1039.24 1157.64 -1641.63 NZD Million [+]
Current Account -6351.00 -1037.00 1737.00 -6351.00 NZD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.60 -3.00 -0.10 -8.90 percent [+]
Imports 5980.60 6046.07 6133.86 37.85 NZD Million [+]
Exports 5228.03 5006.83 5742.63 19.68 NZD Million [+]
External Debt 294466.00 284710.00 294466.00 67673.00 NZD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 1462.00 1435.00 1472.00 796.00 points [+]
Capital Flows 5828.00 -291.00 7263.00 -3332.00 NZD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 909.00 4526.00 4526.00 -7322.00 NZD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 283834.00 261770.00 529255.00 40.00 [+]
Terrorism Index 0.14 0.29 1.19 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 6.00 4.00 75.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 23.00 23.00 72.00 15.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Global Dairy Trade Price Index 2.80 -5.10 22.60 -14.00 percent [+]