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International Travel and Migration: March 2016
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  21 April 2016
Key facts

In March 2016 compared with March 2015:   

  • Visitor arrivals (344,400) were up 52,600. The biggest changes were in arrivals from:
    • Australia (up 19,900)
    • China (up 9,600)
    • the United States (up 5,900)
    • the United Kingdom (up 2,500)
    • Argentina (up 2,000)
    • Hong Kong (up 1,700).
  • Overseas trips by New Zealand residents (172,800) were up 4,700. The biggest changes were in departures to:
    • Fiji (up 3,200)
    • Australia (up 1,700)
    • the United States (down 1,800).

In March 2016, seasonally adjusted figures showed a net gain of 5,300 migrants.  

Graph, Monthly net permanent and long-term migration, March 2006 to 2016.

See the commentary and tables for more information, including annual results.

Liz MacPherson, Government Statistician
ISSN 1179-0407
21 April 2016

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