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Main
Features

Period

Units

Value

Change
Previous
Period

Change
Corresponding
Period Last 
Year

National Accounts   Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures – Trend Dec Qtr 2016

$m

421 338

0.3%

1.9%

Gross domestic product GDP, Chain volume measures – Annual 2015-16

$m

1 659 783

2.6%

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International Accounts   Balance on Goods and Services – Trend Feb 2017

$m

3 320

19.6%

..

Total Goods and Services Credits – Trend Feb 2017

$m

32 957

2.0%

30.9%

Total Goods and Services Debits – Trend Feb 2017

$m

29 637

0.3%

5.0%

Balance on Current Account – Trend Dec Qtr 2016

$m

-5 437

43.8%

73.7%

Net International Investment Position (IIP) – Original Dec Qtr 2016

$m

1 021 612

-1.9%

6.3%

Net Foreign Debt – Original Dec Qtr 2016

$m

1 023 055

-2.4%

0.1%

Consumption and investment Retail turnover at current prices – Trend February 2017

$m

25726.4

0.1%

2.9%

Actual New Capital Expenditure in volume terms – Trend Dec 2016

$m

27393

-3.1%

-14.4%

Inventories held by Private Businesses, in volume terms – Trend Dec 2016

$m

155 921

0.7%

1.8%

Total new motor vehicle sales – Trend March 2017

no.

96 023

-0.3%

-2.0%

Production Income from sales of goods and services by Manufacturers in volume terms – Trend Dec 2016

$m

81 807

-0.7%

-3.2%

Dwelling unit approvals – Trend Feb 2017

no.

17 639

0.8%

-11.5%

Building approvals -Trend Feb 2017

$m

8 725.3

-0.1%

-5.2%

Total dwelling units commenced – trend Dec 2016

no.

56 357

-1.5%

-3.1%

Building work done – Chain Volume Measures – Trend Dec 2016

$m

26 619.7

-0.6%

1.9%

Engineering construction work done – Chain Volume Measures – trend Dec 2016

$m

19 269.7

-4.7%

-22.2%

Prices   Consumer price index (2011-12 = 100.0) – Original Mar Qtr 2017

Index no.

110.5

0.5

2.1

Producer Price Indexes, Final Demand (2011-12 = 100.0) – Original Dec Qtr 2016

Index no.

106.8

+0.5%

+0.7%

Import price index (2011-12 = 100.0) – Original Dec Qtr 2016

Index no.

102.7

0.2%

–4.6%

Export price index (2011-12 = 100.0) – Original Dec Qtr 2016

Index no.

86.0

12.4%

12.4%

Wage Price Index (2008-2009 = 100.0) – Original Dec Qtr 2016

Index no.

125.1

0.4%

2.0%

Labour Force and Demography Employed persons – Trend Mar 2017

‘000

12 033.4

0.1%

0.8%

Participation rate – Trend Mar 2017

%

64.7

0.0 pts

-0.4 pts

Unemployment rate – Trend Mar 2017

%

5.9

0.0 pts

0.0 pts

Employment to Population ratio – Trend Mar 2017

%

60.9

0.0 pts

-0.3 pts

Job Vacancies – Trend Feb 2017

‘000

186.4

2.6%

9.4%

Estimated resident population – (Preliminary) Sep Qtr 2016

‘000

24,220.2

0.4%

1.5%

Short-term overseas visitor arrivals – Trend (a) February 2017

‘000

713.5

0.3%

7.7%

For unemployment and participation rates, the changes are given as percentage points. Incomes Company gross operating profits (in current price terms) – Trend Dec 2016

$m

74 291

9.3%

20.0%

Average weekly earnings, full-time adults: ordinary time – Trend Nov 2016

$

1533.10

np

2.2%

Housing Finance Housing finance for owner occupation, dwellings financed – Trend February 2017

no.

55070

0.3%

-1.5%

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