Total overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand went up by 20,100 or 1.3 percent year-on-year to 417,934 in February 2019. Visitors declined from China (down 18,067 or 26.2 percent), mostly due to fewer arrivals during the 2019 Chinese New Year. Also, arrivals dropped from the UK (down 1,671 or 4.2 percent) and Japan (down 307 or 2.6 percent). Meanwhile, biggest gains were recorded in arrivals from Australia (up 1,235 or 1 percent); South Korea (up 1,825 or 21.3 percent), Australia (+1,200), and Taiwan (up 1,176 or 22.1 percent). Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand averaged 61542.46 from 1921 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 513349 in December of 2017 and a record low of 40 in April of 1942.
Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand is expected to be 380000.00 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 525000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 530000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.