Retail Trade - Percentage change in sales 1996 Q3–2017 Q3
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.
For more information
The target population is all kind-of-activity units (KAUs) operating in New Zealand classified on Stats NZ’s Business Register (BR) to Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification 2006 (ANZSIC06) Division G – Retail Trade, and ANZSIC06 Division H – Accommodation and Food Services.
Changes to data collection/processing
For the September 2017 quarter, Stats NZ started collecting retail trade data under the new design. They are now using administrative data (goods and services tax (GST)) wherever possible, and supplementing this by surveying only the larger retail businesses.
For more details on these changes, please refer to http://archive.stats.govt.nz/browse_for_stats/industry_sectors/RetailTrade/Methodology-changes-retail-trade.aspx
Data provided by
Retail Trade Survey: September 2017 quarter
How to find the data
At URL provided, download 'Retail Trade Survey: March 2017 quarter – zipped csv tables'.
Import & extraction details
File as imported: Retail Trade Survey: September 2017 quarter
From the dataset Retail Trade Survey: September 2017 quarter, this data was extracted:
- Rows: 803-2,295
- Column: 3
- Provided: 692 data points
Dataset originally released on:
November 23, 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).