Manufacturing sales in New Zealand increased by 2.3 percent year-on-year in the fourth quarter of 2016, following a downwardly revised 3.9 percent gain in the previous period. Output rose less for petroleum & coal (5.8 percent from 10.5 percent in the previous period); non-metallic minerals (2.8 percent from 6.5 percent); meat & dairy (0.2 percent from 4.3 percent); and wood & paper (2.4 percent from 5.6 percent). In contrast, sales increased at a faster pace for: furniture and other manufacturing (12.3 percent from 8.1 percent in the previous period); seafood processing (7.2 percent from 7 percent); metal products (5.1 percent from 4.2 percent); chemical products (4.2 percent from 1.1 percent); and printing (3.8 percent from 3.1 percent). On a quarterly basis, manufacturing sales went down 1.8 percent following a 1.5 percent gain in the previous period. Industrial Production in New Zealand averaged 0.52 percent from 2006 until 2016, reaching an all time high of 5.80 percent in the second quarter of 2014 and a record low of -10.30 percent in the second quarter of 2009.
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In New Zealand, industrial production measures the output of businesses integrated in the manufacturing sector of the economy. This page provides – New Zealand Manufacturing Production – actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Manufacturing Production – actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases – was last updated on March of 2017.