Overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand dropped by 217,100 or 99 percent year-on-year to 2,189 in May of 2020, after plunging 99.4 percent in the previous month. It was the lowest print for a May month since 1959, amid border restrictions due to the coronavirus pandemic. Visitors declined from Australia (-98.8 percent or -89,791 thousand); China (-99.4 percent or -27,623 thousand), the UK (-98.3 percent or -6,799), and the US (-98.6 percent or -17,891). Arrivals for the year ended April of 2020 were 3.1 million, down 759,370 from the year ended April of 2019.
Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand averaged 66333.35 from 1921 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 529255 in December of 2018 and a record low of 40 in April of 1942. This page provides the latest reported value for - New Zealand Tourist Arrivals - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. New Zealand Tourist Arrivals - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on August of 2020. source: Statistics New Zealand
Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand is expected to be 153000.00 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 215000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 355000.00 in 2021 and 455000.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.