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BNZ Marketview March 2015


  • Total online retail spending in March was up 11% compared to March 2014 levels.  
  • Online purchases at domestic merchants in March were up 7% on the spending levels a year earlier, which is slightly ahead of the growth in spending at physical stores (approx. 5%, based on electronic card transactions).
  • Spending at international sites was very strong in the month of March - up 18% on the level we saw in March last year.

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BNZ Marketview Retail Sales Index February 2015

Key figures for February online retail sales

  • Total online retail spending was up 9% on February last year – a solid result, nearly back to double-digits.
  • Online purchases at domestic merchants in February were up 6% on the spending levels a year earlier, which is similar to the growth in spending at physical stores.
  • Spending at international sites was up 13% on the level we saw in February last year. The growth rate has eased in recent months, but remains double that of online sales at domestic retailers.

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New Panel For Kingsland's Gateway Marker

This week we were in Kingsland replacing the panel at the foot of the town's well-known Gateway Marker.


Initially created using a laser-etched laminate, the original panel did not standup to the northerly aspect and harsh New Zealand sun.  The new panel, created using laser-etched stainless steel, gives credit to Albert-Eden Local Board who funded the Gateway Marker and supports a QR Code which links to Kingsland's website and offers information about local businesses, parking, train schedules and more.

BNZ Marketview January 2015

NZ Online retail Sales Index


  • New Zealanders’ total online spending in January was 7% higher than in January last year.
  • Online spending at domestic merchants in January was up 2% compared to January 2014. This is down on the 7% growth rate observed in December and is also slower than the January growth rate for retail electronic card transactions (which are dominated by physical stores).
  • Kiwis’ online spending at overseas sites continues to grow strongly - up 14% on January last year.
  • The online sales split between domestic and international merchants was 57% / 43% in January. The international market share is back to its all-time high of 43%, following a typical seasonal drop in December.

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