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Tuesday, October 28
Total tourism expenditure increased 5.0 percent ($1,128 million) to $23.8 billion in the year ended March 2014, according to theTourism Satellite Account: 2014.
Spending by international tourists in New Zealand increased 7.4 percent ($709 million) in the past year, following a 1.8 percent decrease in the previous year. The number of short-term international visitors increased 5.4 percent over the same period.
“A significant rise in visitor numbers from the United States and continued growth in the number of Chinese tourists contributed to the largest increase in spending by international tourists since 2002,” national accounts manager Gary Dunnet said.
Key results for the year ended March 2014 are:
- International tourism expenditure contributed $10.3 billion (15.3 percent) to New Zealand’s total exports.
- Domestic tourism expenditure increased 3.2 percent ($419 million) to $13.4 billion.
- Tourism generated a direct contribution to GDP of $8.3 billion, or 4.0 percent of GDP.
- The indirect value added of industries supporting tourism generated an additional $6.5 billion for tourism, or 3.1 percent of GDP.
- The tourism industry directly employed 94,100 full-time equivalents (FTEs), or 4.7 percent of total employment in New Zealand.
- Tourists generated $1.8 billion in GST revenue.
Tourism Satellite Account: 2014 incorporates revisions made to the International Visitors Survey expenditure and international student expenditure (consistent with the definition of a tourist). These have resulted in changes to the value of international tourism expenditure in the Tourism Satellite Account back to 1999. Revisions have also been made to domestic tourism expenditure. Changes to tourism expenditure have also led to revisions in tourism employment back to 2001.
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New Zealand's cycling and judo medals on the first day of competition at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow mean our athletes are sitting third on the Statistics New Zealand population-based medal table, with hosts Scotland at the top.
Statistics NZ is calculating gold and overall medals during the Commonwealth Games to produce tables based on medals per million of population.
Cycling gold from the men's sprint team and bronze for the men's pursuit team, along with bronze for Darcina-Rose Manuel in the judo, mean three medals overall.
"We’re doing very well when we look at how many medals we're winning relative to our population," population statistics manager Vina Cullum said.
New Zealand has 0.67 medals per million of population, behind only Cyprus with 0.89 and Scotland, which has 1.88 medals for every million people in its population. On the basis of solely gold medals, New Zealand is doing even better, sitting in second place on 0.22 behind only Scotland on 0.75.
"There are lots of possible ways of looking at how countries perform during the games," Ms Cullum said.
"The more traditional gold, silver, and bronze table is likely to favour countries with bigger populations. Looking at it relative to population size is one way of evening things out. And if New Zealand comes out near the top, all the better."
A shortened version of the table is available below. The full table plus a table showing rankings based on the number of gold medals won is available on the Statistics New Zealand website. The tables will be updated on Monday 28 July following the first weekend of competition.