IVS commentary

Year to June 2017

Spending by international visitors in New Zealand was $10.3 billion for the year ending June 2017, according to the latest International Visitor Survey released today by the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment.

After a period of very strong growth, international visitor spending remained unchanged for the year ending June 2017.

Growth is forecast to pick up again in the medium to long term driven by Asian markets, particularly China, as well as established markets such as the United States and the United Kingdom.

[image] International visitors to New Zealand expenditure

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The International Visitor Survey is based on results from approximately 8,700 visitors departing New Zealand airports, with data released quarterly. The timing of the survey means that the latest results are unlikely to pick up spending from visitors in New Zealand for the British and Irish Lions’ series.

Summary statistics are available in the IVS key data table.

All survey estimates are subject to sampling uncertainty, and hence the IVS key data table indicates statistically significant changes in red (decreases) and green (increases) font.

Further details, including relative margins of error for the most common combinations of variables, are available on the IVS data reliability page.


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