Tourism satellite account
Last updated: October 2013
The Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) 2013 provides a picture of the role tourism plays in New Zealand, with information on the changing levels and impact of tourism activity. It presents information on tourism's contribution to the New Zealand economy in terms of expenditure and employment.
Summary Year to March 2013 (released October 2013)
- International tourism expenditure contributed $9.8 billion (16.1 per cent) to New Zealand’s total exports.
- Domestic tourism expenditure increased 2.4 per cent ($328 million) to $14.2 billion.
- Tourism generated a direct contribution to GDP of $7.3 billion, or 3.7 per cent of GDP.
- The indirect value added of industries supporting tourism generated an additional $9.8 billion for tourism, or 5.0 per cent of GDP.
- The tourism industry directly employed 110,800 full-time equivalents (FTEs), or 5.7 per cent of total employment in New Zealand.
- Tourists generated $1.3 billion in GST revenue.
- Chinese visitor arrivals were 210,240, up from 160,268 in the March 2012 year. This is the first time they have exceeded 200,000.
More detailed TSA data and technical information is available on the Statistics NZ website.
2013 Tourism Satellite Account Tables
Note | Tables 16-23 contain detailed tables for the year ended March 2010.
2012 Tourism Satellite Account Tables
Note | Tables 16–23 contain detailed tables for the year ended March 2008. Tables 24 - 31 contain detailed tables for the year ended March 2009 - the latest year for which detailed “supply and use tables” are available.
2011 Tourism Satellite Account Tables
Past editions from the Tourism Satellite Account can be downloaded from this archive.