Total international visitor spend in New Zealand

By purpose, year ended December 2015 & 2016, NZD billions

Limitations of the data

The results from the International Visitor Survey are subject to measurement errors, including both sampling and non sampling errors. These errors should be considered when analysing the results from the survey.

Changes to data collection/processing

Prior to July 2013, the sampling of the International Visitor Survey was ‘Flight based’ - a stratified cluster sample of departing international flights with quota sampling of individual respondents.

In July 2013 the current version of the International Visitor Survey was adopted after an 18 month redevelopment process.
The questionnaire and mode of delivery of the International Visitor Survey was significantly changed in July 2013.

Data provided by

Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment

Dataset name

International Visitor Survey: IVS pivot table December 2016

Webpage:

http://www.mbie.govt.nz/info-services/sectors-industries/tourism/tourism-research-data/ivs/key-pivot-table

How to find the data

At URL provided, select 'IVS pivot table December 2016 [XLSX 227KB]'

Import & extraction details

File as imported: International Visitor Survey: IVS pivot table December 2016

From the dataset International Visitor Survey: IVS pivot table December 2016, this data was extracted:

  • Sheet: POV_data
  • Range: D2:D286
  • Provided: 285 data points

This data forms the table Tourism - Total and mean international visitor spend by purpose (YE Dec) 1998–2016.

Dataset originally released on:

February 17, 2017

Purpose of collection

The purpose of the International Visitor Survey is to provide accurate, quarterly national information on the characteristics, behaviour and expenditure of international visitors.

Method of collection/Data provider

The International Visitor Survey is a sample survey of approximately 9,800 international visitors to New Zealand aged 15 years or older per year, excluding individuals whose purpose of visit to New Zealand was to attend a recognised educational institute, and are foreign-fee paying students.