According to Stats NZ, annual arrivals into New Zealand exceeded 1 million in August this calendar year. This is the initial time this has occurred because December 2020.
In the 12 months to August 2022, there ended up just under 1.3 million arrivals—400,300 extra than the August 2021 yr, but 7.1 million underneath
the August 2019 year right before the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Arrivals to New Zealand have been escalating each and every thirty day period from March 2022, pursuing the gradual peace of COVID-19 similar border limitations,” explained Tehseen Islam, manager of population indicators.
“For the August 2022 year, 94 per cent of the arrivals arrived in the very last 6 months.”
In the August 2022 12 months, there were 603,200 abroad resident arrivals and 660,500 New Zealand inhabitants returning from shorter visits (a lot less than 12 months) overseas.
In contrast, in the August 2019 year, there were being 4 million abroad resident arrivals and 3.1 million New Zealand resident arrivals.
Arrivals consist of people today living abroad earning brief-term visits or migrating very long-expression to the nation and New Zealand-resident travellers returning from small-term excursions abroad. Both groups include New Zealand and non-New Zealand citizens.
There had been 1.3 million departures from New Zealand in the August 2022 calendar year, like New Zealand people creating shorter-time period excursions or migrating extended-expression to other nations and people today residing overseas departing from short-expression trips to New Zealand. Both equally groups consist of New Zealand and non-New Zealand citizens.
Holiday seasons Rising In Recognition
For the August 2022 month, holidays ended up the major goal of travel presented by 50,900 (43 %) of overseas visitor arrivals, adopted by viewing friends and household (46,500 or 39 p.c).
In accordance to Island, August 2022 is the initial thirty day period in practically two and fifty percent several years the place a holiday has been the most well-known rationale for journey by abroad visitors, somewhat than ‘visiting close friends and relatives’, which had dominated the cause for journey from April 2020.
Provisional Internet Migration Reduction
In the 12 months finished August 2022, there was a provisional web migration decline of 11,000, comprising 59,600 migrant arrivals and 70,500 migrant departures.
At present, each migrant arrivals and migrant departures are effectively under the stages knowledgeable throughout the 2010s when they averaged 126,900 and 93,300 a year, respectively.
In the August 2022 12 months, there was a net reduction of 10,300 New Zealand citizens and 600 non-New Zealand citizens.
Following 27 months of primarily net migration gains of New Zealand citizens of up to 31,900, the past 10 months have noticed net migration losses of New Zealand citizens amounting to 11,400.
By comparison, right after 24 months of web migration losses of close to 30,900 non-New Zealand citizens, the final five months have viewed internet migration gains of close to 6,000 non-New Zealand citizens.
New Zealand has generally experienced an annual web migration obtain of non-New Zealand citizens and an annual net migration decline of New Zealand citizens.