Overseas visitor arrivals in New Zealand plunged by 202,700 or 53.6 percent year-on-year to 175,500 in March of 2020. It was the largest drop in monthly visitor arrivals on record as during the second half of March the government imposed border restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The decline was mostly driven by arrivals from Australia (down 59,431 or 45.2%), China (down 39,597 or 96.4%), the US (down 23,250 or 47.8%), Japan (down 9,496 or 73.5%), the UK (-8,133 or 34.4%) and South Korea (down 7,886 or 90.3%). Arrivals for the year ended March of 2020 were 3.65 million, down 202,749 from March 2019.
Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand averaged 66091.49 from 1921 until 2020, reaching an all time high of 529255 in December of 2018 and a record low of 40 in April of 1942. This page provides the latest reported value for - New Zealand Tourist Arrivals - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. New Zealand Tourist Arrivals - data, historical chart, forecasts and calendar of releases - was last updated on June of 2020. source: Statistics New Zealand
Tourist Arrivals in New Zealand is expected to be 340000.00 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 530000.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Tourist Arrivals is projected to trend around 540000.00 in 2021 and 550000.00 in 2022, according to our econometric models.