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International Travel and Migration: February 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  21 March 2012
Key facts

In February 2012 compared with February 2011:

  • Visitor arrivals (259,100) were down 9,200. The biggest changes were in arrivals from:
    • Australia (up 2,000) 
    • Hong Kong (down 1,100) 
    • Japan (down 2,300)
    • China (down 2,700) 
    • the United Kingdom (down 4,200).
  • Overseas trips by New Zealand residents (116,400) were up 12,900. The biggest changes were in departures to:
    • Australia (up 6,900)
    • the United States (up 1,300).

In February 2012:

  • Seasonally adjusted figures showed a net loss of 400 migrants.

Graph, monthly net permanent and long-term migration, February 2002 to 2012.  

Geoff Bascand 21 March 2012
Government Statistician ISSN 1179-0407
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