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International Travel and Migration: September 2012
Embargoed until 10:45am  –  19 October 2012
Key facts

Because of the impact of the Rugby World Cup on travel in September 2011, we compared September 2012 figures with September 2010:  

  • Visitor arrivals (179,100) were up 4,900. The biggest changes were in arrivals from:
    • China (up 6,600) 
    • Australia (up 3,700)
    • Japan (down 1,800).
  • Overseas trips by New Zealand residents (208,000) were down 2,000. The biggest changes were in departures to:
    • the United States (up 2,500)
    • India (up 1,200)
    • Australia (down 11,600).

In September 2012:

  • Seasonally adjusted figures showed a net gain of 100 migrants.

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

Geoff Bascand 19 October 2012
Government Statistician ISSN 1179-0407
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