prices charts

Precious Metals

This chart series tracks the price of gold, silver and platinum, as quoted on the London market.

Prices are end-of-day fixings, in US$ per Troy ounce.

The NZ$ equivalents are... Read full story

Oil and Petrol

These charts follow the weekly prices for crude oil, New Zealand pump prices for unleaded 91 petrol and automotive diesel, as well as the amount of the retail petrol price that is tax, and the oil... Read full story

Semi precious metals

The data for these two commodities are from the London Metals Exchange, end of day pricing in US$ per tonne, quoted on a next-day basis.

Copper is considered the benchmark semi-precious... Read full story

Wholesale electricity

Wholesale electricity is sold and priced in a formal real-time market. These charts record the average monthly price for each of three reference points, Otahuhu in Auckland, Benmore in the South... Read full story

Producer price index

Producer prices are a core metric of how private sector enterprises are performing, one that is watched closely by the RBNZ.

"Input prices" measure the cost of things businesses buy, while "... Read full story

Trade prices, goods

This quarterly series tracks the prices New Zealand exporters and importers get or pay in international trade transactions.

The relative position between these two measures determines the "... Read full story

Trade prices, services

This quarterly series tracks the prices New Zealand exporters and importers get or pay in international trade service transactions.

The relative position between these two measures... Read full story

Misery index

A "misery index" is based on the sum of the inflation rate (CPI) and the unemployment rate. It is a measure that has been around for decades, originally made popular by US President Jimmy Carter.... Read full story

Capital goods prices

The capital goods price index (CGPI) provides a measure of the price level changes for physical capital assets purchased by producers of goods and services throughout the economy.

Included... Read full story

Consumer price index

The consumers price index (CPI) measures the rate of price change of goods and services purchased by households. The CPI all groups index is prepared quarterly. The food group is the only commodity... Read full story

CPI by group

This chart set gives a detailed breakdown of the eleven price Groups used by Statistics NZ. For an even finer analysis into sub-groups, see the details released by them.

We also include a... Read full story

CPI by country I

To provide a better basis for international comparisons, the Seventeenth International Conference of Labour Statisticians adopted a resolution that called for countries to "if possible, compile and... Read full story

CPI by country II

This chart set records the headline CPI rate as announced by each country we monitor. The rates recorded may not be consistent with the New Zealand CPI definitions, nor between each of them.

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Electricity prices, retail

Retail electricity prices are surveyed quarterly by the Ministry of Economic Development, from where the data for this chart set is sourced.

It is presented in two components - the lines... Read full story

Farm expense index

This is a measure of the changes in farm operating costs - a sort of inflation index for farming businesses. These charts are not tracking livestock costs, only operating expenses.

Data for... Read full story

Food prices index

Food prices are the only CPI component that is published monthly.

Food prices are collected from about 650 outlets in the 15 surveyed urban areas. Of these, about 75 are supermarkets, 30... Read full story

Median house price growth

This chart tracks the change in the monthly median house price, from its level one year ago.

The data is sourced from the REINZ, and is disclosed regionally.

The 'median price'... Read full story

PPI inputs - some components

Producer prices are a core metric of how private sector enterprises are performing, one that is watched closely by the RBNZ. This chart traces the prices of a selected range of costs.

"Input... Read full story