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Quarterly International Trade in Services and Royalties Survey – information for participants

Why are you carrying out this survey?

We carry out this survey to calculate New Zealand’s imports and exports of services from other countries. Information from this survey is used to:

  • calculate New Zealand’s balance of payments, international investment position, and gross domestic product (GDP) 
  •  identify goods and services trade by country
  • inform New Zealand’s trade negotiations with other countries.

Who takes part in the survey? How did you select me?

We selected 1,000, of the approximate 4,000 total, businesses engaged in international:

  • import-export of commercial services
  • receipts – payments for royalties.

The survey aims to capture 95 percent of all commercial services and royalties transactions within the balance of payments framework. We update the number of businesses selected to participate in the survey periodically.

When do you carry out the survey?

The survey is carried out every quarter.

How can I complete the survey questionnaire?

You can complete an online or a paper questionnaire. See 'Available files' on this page for information about completing your online questionnaire.

What do I need to complete the survey online?

Most computers and browsers can be used to complete the survey online. The survey has been tested and optimised for use with the following internet browsers:

  • Google Chrome v51.0.27 and above
  • Firefox 47.0 and above
  • Safari 10.1 and above

Please note, the online questionnaire is not yet optimised for use with Internet Explorer. Users of Internet Explorer are advised to use one of the above browsers to complete the survey. We apologise for any inconvenience caused and are working to address this issue. Please contact us if you are unable to use an alternative browser.

 

Page updated 8 October 2018

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