Container Registrations

October 2017


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  Oct 17 Sep 17
Aug 17
Jul 17

Total 1,025 1,093 1,189 812
Business 580 581 652 469
Private 445 512 537 343

Lower private containers in October

The total container registrations declined over the month by 68 containers (6.2%) to 1,025 registrations. Container registrations remained higher than the average number of containers recorded in the same month of the past 5 years. This was largely due to private containers falling by 67 containers (13.1%). The number of business containers remained relatively stable over the month. Nonetheless, New Zealand continued to be the major originating source country for these containers, followed by Indonesia and Australia.

Total import payments (excluding oil) increased by $1.6 million (5.7%) over the month to a total $29.2 million. This was due to a $2.1 million (10.5%) rise in payments for wholesale and retail imported commodities. However, payments for construction materials and other imports such as medical and technological goods declined by $0.8 million (14.3%).

In year ended terms, the total container registrations rose by 1,563 registrations (15.3%), driven by a 956 (20.9%) rise in private containers indicating a rise in the informal distribution sector. Additionally, business containers rose over the year by 607 registrations (10.7%) which indicate a vibrant trade sector. The large number of events and celebrations held during the year, and the increase in private constructions supported this annual growth. In addition, 18 extra cargo ships arrived during the year to October 2017 compared to the previous year, which may have also supported the transportation sector. This was also consistent with a $31.9 million (11.0%) rise in import payments (excluding oil) as a result of higher import payments for wholesale & retail goods, miscellaneous goods (such as electrical infrastructure materials, medical, and technological goods), vehicles, and construction materials.

The Reserve Bank expects imports and consequently container registrations to generally increase in the near term. The Reserve Bank’s liaisons with the construction and transport sectors had indicated growing demand in these sectors which will also drive imports higher in the near future. On-going construction projects and new private residential constructions are anticipated to contribute to the rise. The opening of a new shopping centre scheduled for next month would also contribute to the anticipated increase in containers in the near term. Spill over effects on the trade, tourism, construction sectors and other sectors in the economy are also anticipated.


Container Registrations Releases

Container Registrations Releases for 2017


pdfIcon October
Released on 28 December 2017 | 137 KB
pdfIcon September
Released on 8 December 2017 | 140 KB

pdfIcon August
Released on 8 December 2017 | 143 KB
pdfIcon July
Released on 19 October 2017 | 141 KB

pdfIcon June
Released on 27 September 2017 | 152 KB
pdfIcon May
Released on 3 August 2017 | 140 KB

pdfIcon April
Released on 14 July 2017 | 138 KB
pdfIcon March
Released on 21 June 2017 | 144 KB

pdfIcon February
Released on 21 June 2017 | 148 KB
pdfIcon January
Released on 21 June 2017 | 148 KB

2016


pdfIcon December
Released on 9 June 2017 | 148 KB
pdfIcon November
Released on 19 May 2017 | 323 KB

pdfIcon October
Released on 4 April 2017 | 211 KB
pdfIcon September
Released on 9 January 2017 | 329 KB

pdfIcon August
Released on 11 November 2016 | 329 KB
pdfIcon July
Released on 28 October 2016 | 326 KB

pdfIcon June
Released on 22 August 2016 | 384 KB
pdfIcon May
Released on 25 July 2016 | 491 KB

pdfIcon April
Released on 30 June 2016 | 420 KB
pdfIcon March
Released on 3 June 2016 | 400 KB

pdfIcon February
Released on 29 April 2016 | 400 KB
pdfIcon January
Released on 21 April 2016 | 437 KB

2015


pdfIcon December
Released on 16 February 2016 | 326 KB
pdfIcon November
Released on 23 December 2015 | 149 KB

pdfIcon October
Released on 23 December 2015 | 166 KB
pdfIcon September
Released on 10 November 2015 | 338 KB

pdfIcon August
Released on 7 October 2015 | 339 KB
pdfIcon July
Released on 21 September 2015 | 344 KB

pdfIcon June
Released on 3 August 2015 | 386 KB
pdfIcon May
Released on 30 June 2015 | 386 KB

pdfIcon April
Released on 26 May 2015 | 386 KB
pdfIcon March
Released on 8 May 2015 | 386 KB

pdfIcon February
Released on 10 April 2015 | 385 KB
pdfIcon January
Released on 26 February 2015 | 401 KB

2014


pdfIcon December
Released on 30 January 2015 | 141 KB
pdfIcon November
Released on 24 December 2014 | 171 KB

pdfIcon October
Released on 12 December 2014 | 193 KB
pdfIcon September
Released on 11 November 2014 | 390 KB

pdfIcon August
Released on 24 September 2014 | 168 KB
pdfIcon July
Released on 24 September 2014 | 213 KB

pdfIcon June
Release on 18 July 2014 | 238 KB
   

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