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Electronic Card Transactions: April 2011
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  10 May 2011
Key facts

These statistics are based on electronic card transactions during April 2011. Figures are seasonally adjusted unless otherwise stated. See the 'Technical notes' section for industry descriptors.

 Changes in the value of transactions (compared with March 2011) were as follows:
  • Total electronic card transactions were up (1.7 percent).
  • Transactions in the retail industries were up (1.5 percent).
  • Transactions in the core retail industries were up (1.6 percent).
  • The three industries with the largest increases were the consumables, hospitality, and non-retail (excluding services).

The actual (not seasonally adjusted) value of transactions in the core retail series was up 9.0 percent from April 2010.

 

The seasonally adjusted value of total electronic card spending increased 1.7 percent in April 2011. This increase was due to the value of transactions rising in all industry groups except services, which was flat.

Core retail (which excludes the motor vehicle-related industries) increased by 1.6 percent in April 2011. There were rises in all core retail industries in April 2011, led by consumables (up 2.3 percent) and hospitality (up 2.4 percent). The consumables industry includes food, liquor, and chemist retailing; and the hospitality industry includes accommodation, bars, cafes, and restaurants.

When the two vehicle related-industries are included, the value of transactions in retail increased 1.5 percent. Fuel retailing recorded its smallest monthly rise since August 2010, up just 1.0 percent.   

Trends for the value of transactions in the total and retail series have been increasing since January 2009, and the rate of increase has picked up since July 2010. The core retail trend has generally been increasing since the series began in October 2002, and the rate of increase has also picked up in recent months.

This information release includes data for Canterbury. However, as the data is not broken down by region we are not able to separate or estimate the impact of the recent earthquakes on the data.

 Geoff Bascand  10 May 2011
 Government Statistician  ISSN 1178-0258
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