Overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand increased by 5100 or 2.0 percent year-on-year to 253,585 in July 2019, driven by increases in arrivals from Australia (+1900) and the United States (+1000). In contrast, visitors from Asia continued to decline, as arrivals fell from China (-1000); Malaysia (-700), and Indonesia (-600). Arrivals for the year ended July 2019 were 3.89 million, up 104,400 from the year ended July 2018. Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand averaged 64352.76 from 1921 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 529255 in December of 2018 and a record low of 40 in April of 1942.
Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand is expected to be 270000.00 by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand to stand at 275000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 540000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.