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New Zealand Energy Use Survey – information for participants

Why are you carrying out this survey?

We carry out this survey to inform New Zealand businesses, the public, and government on the country’s energy use. As energy has become an increasingly important issue, demand for accurate energy use information has also increased.

The New Zealand Energy Use Survey (NZEUS) collects information about the types and amount of energy commodities used in different industries of the New Zealand economy. Examples include the amount of electricity used in mining, or the quantity of coal used in the manufacturing industry.

This survey has nothing to do with the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS).

Who takes part in the survey? How did you select me?

This survey collects information from all New Zealand businesses and targets a different sector of the economy each year.

  • In 2015, we collected information from industries within the industrial sector and the services sector (eg manufacturing, transport, public administration, and recreation). Approximately 4,500 businesses were selected to participate in the survey.
  • In 2016, approximately 4,000 businesses from the primary sector will be surveyed (eg agriculture, forestry, fishing, and mining).

The number of businesses selected to participate in the survey varies every year.

When do you carry out the survey?

The survey is carried out every year.

How can I complete the survey questionnaire?

You’ll complete the survey questionnaire by filling in a paper form.

Page updated 22 May 2017

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