Total overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand went up by 15,900 or 3.1 percent year-on-year to a record high of 529,300 in December 2018, compared to a 7.1 percent climb in the previous month. Arrivals increased from the United (+4,900), Australia (+2,300), and the UK (+2,100). In contrast, visitors from India declined 1,500. In the year ended December 2018 there were 3.86 million visitor arrivals, up 129,500 from last year. Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand averaged 61542.46 from 1921 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 513349 in December of 2017 and a record low of 40 in April of 1942.
Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand is expected to be 550000.00 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 250000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 530000.00 in 2020, according to our econometric models.