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International Travel and Migration: August 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  21 September 2012
Key facts

In August 2012 compared with August 2011:

  • Visitor arrivals (178,300) were up 2,400. The biggest changes were in arrivals from:
    • China (up 2,900) 
    • Australia (up 2,800)
    • the United Kingdom (down 2,400).
  • Overseas trips by New Zealand residents (193,500) were up 2,400. The biggest changes were in departures to:
    • the United States (up 2,200)
    • Australia (down 3,500).

In August 2012:

  • Seasonally adjusted figures showed a net loss of 300 migrants.

Graph, Monthly net permanent and long-term migration, August 2002 to 2012.  

Geoff Bascand 21 September 2012
Government Statistician ISSN 1179-0407
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