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Electronic Card Transactions: June 2008
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  21 July 2008
Highlights
 

 In June 2008 compared with May 2008:

  • The seasonally adjusted value of the total Electronic Card Transaction (ECT) series was 0.6 percent lower.
  • The seasonally adjusted value of the retail ECT series was 0.4 percent lower.
  • The seasonally adjusted value of the core retail ECT series was 1.2 percent lower.

Other highlights include:

  • The trend value of the total ECT series was 5.6 percent higher in June 2008 than in June 2007; this was the slowest annual increase since the series started.
  • For each of the total ECT, retail ECT, and core retail ECT series, the rise in the annual trend has eased every month since at least October 2007.
  • The 80 million electronic card transactions with New Zealand-based merchants in June 2008 totalled $4.3 billion.
 
 Graph, Value of Total Electronic Card Transactions.
 
Geoff Bascand 21 July 2008

Government Statistician

ISSN 1178-0258
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