Sales value for retail, accommodation and food services in New Zealand

By region, year ended March 2017, NZD millions (current prices)


Sales: The value of sales of goods and services for the quarter. Sales are published as GST exclusive.
Stocks: Trading stocks, finished goods and work in progress, materials, fuels etc. on hand at the end of the quarter. Stocks are published as GST exclusive.

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The target population for this survey is all GEOs operating in New Zealand that are classified on Stats NZ's Business Frame to the ANZSIC06 below:
- retail trade (ANZSIC division G)
- accommodation and food services (ANZSIC division H).

A GEO is included in an industry based on its predominant activity in terms of sales. For example, a petrol station will sell petrol and diesel, but it may also sell car parts and grocery items. The store is classified to the fuel retailing industry if most of its sales income comes from the sale of fuel.
A GEO is a subdivision of an enterprise. It is a separate operating unit engaged in New Zealand in one, or predominantly one, kind of economic activity from a single physical location or base.

Data provided by

Stats NZ

Dataset name

Retail Trade Survey: March 2017 quarter


How to find the data

At URL provided, download 'Retail Trade Survey: March 2017 quarter – zipped csv tables' from the box to the right of the page.

Import & extraction details

File as imported: Retail Trade Survey: March 2017 quarter

From the dataset Retail Trade Survey: March 2017 quarter, this data was extracted:

  • Rows: 10,776-10,983
  • Column: 3
  • Provided: 208 data points

This data forms the table Retail Trade - Sales by region in current prices (Annual) 2005–2017.

Dataset originally released on:

May 15, 2017

Purpose of collection

The Retail Trade Survey (RTS) provides short-term economic indicators of the retail trade sector. In addition, Stats NZ use the data for compiling the retail trade sector component of quarterly national accounts (on the production side) and in compiling household consumption expenditure (on the expenditure side).