New Zealand witnessed another record in the number of net migrants in October as 70,300 entered the country in October, overtaking the previous highest number of 70,000 reached in September.
Statistics New Zealand also stated that the number of migrants arriving annually also reached 126,100 for the year ending October, considered to be an all-time high, surpassing the number of 125,600 witnessed in the year ending September a month ago. Meanwhile, the annual number of people who left New Zealand touched 55,800 in October, a slight increase from 55,700 in September.
Business Scoop quotes, Jo-Anne Skinner, Statistics NZ’s population statistics manager, as saying that the record annual net migration was due to the rise in the number of migrant arrivals. She added that the number of migrant departures also fell, leading to the increase of net migrants.
On the other hand, the number of visitors to the country in the Southern Hemisphere increased to 3.42 million in the year ending October, registering a 12 percent rise compared to the same month a year earlier. In addition, 260,200 visitors arrived in October, an increase of 14 percent compared to the corresponding period a year ago, thereby setting a record for the month.
The data was released late this time by Statistics New Zealand owing to an earthquake, which caused damage to Statistics House in Wellington.
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