Total overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand went up by 20,100 or 5.3 percent year-on-year to 399,300 in January 2019, compared to a 3.1 percent rise in the previous month. Biggest gains were seen in arrivals from Australia (+7,800), China (+6,600), and the US (+2,000). In contrast, visitors dropped from Thailand (-1,400) and Japan (-1,100). Arrivals for the year ended January 2019 were 3.88 million, up 151,500 from the year ended January 2018. Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand averaged 61542.46 from 1921 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 513349 in December of 2017 and a record low of 40 in April of 1942.
Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand is expected to be 550000.00 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 250000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 530000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.