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International Travel and Migration: September 2017
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  20 October 2017
Key facts

In September 2017 compared with September 2016 visitor arrivals were up 7,700 to 252,700.

The biggest changes were in arrivals from:

  • Australia (up 4,800)
  • China (up 3,500)
  • United States of America (down 1,900)
  • Republic of Korea (up 1,400)

 

Overseas trips by New Zealand residents were up 5,600 to 273,600.

The biggest changes were in departures to:

  • Australia (down 7,200)
  • United States of America (down 2,800)
  • Fiji (up 2,100)
  • United Kingdom (up 2,000)
  • China (up 2,000).

Permanent and long-term arrivals were down 600 to 11,100.

Permanent and long-term departures were up 500 to 4,300.

 

Seasonally adjusted figures showed a net gain of 5,200 migrants.

In the September 2017 year compared with the September 2016 year:

  • visitor arrivals numbered 3.68 million, up 291,100 (9 percent)
  • New Zealand residents departed on 2.79 million trips overseas, up 253,000 (10 percent)
  • permanent and long-term arrivals were 131,600, up 6,000 (5 percent)
  • permanent and long-term departures were 60,600, up 4,900 (9 percent)
  • the net gain in migrants was 71,000, up 1,000.

New Infoshare series

Starting in June 2017, we released two new Infoshare series:

  • permanent and long-term arrivals by country of citizenship and visa type
  • visitor arrivals by country of citizenship and visa type.

To access these new series, select the following categories from Infoshare:
Subject category: Tourism
Group: International Travel and Migration

See also:

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1179-0407
20 October 2017

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