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Electronic Card Transactions: August 2008
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  22 September 2008
Highlights
 

 For August 2008 compared with July 2008 (on a seasonally adjusted basis):

  • The value of the total Electronic Card Transaction (ECT) series was 0.8 percent higher.
  • The value of the retail ECT series was 1.1 percent higher.
  • The value of the core retail ECT series was 1.7 percent higher.
  • Consumables were the main contributor to the increases in all three series

Other highlights include:

  • The trend value of the total ECT series was 5.1 percent higher in August 2008 than in August 2007; this was the slowest annual increase since the series started.
  • The 85 million electronic card transactions with New Zealand-based merchants in August 2008 totalled $4.6 billion.
 
 Graph, Value of Total Electronic Card Transactions.
 
Geoff Bascand 22 September 2008

Government Statistician

ISSN 1178-0258
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