In New Zealand, immigration continues to increase at its record levels. Data from the latest figures had revealed that last year around 65,000 tourists had arrived in New Zealand.
The month of December has witnessed a significant increase of 5500 people when compared to the November month. People from Australia have also migrated into New Zealand with 800 additional arrivals from all over the Tasman.
According to ANZ, there were signs of arrivals of migrants in the month of October and November at over 6000 per month; the rate of migration was likely to stay at the levels of above average.
According to Cameron Bagrie, chief economist, ANZ, New Zealand is looking better than any other country in the world and is all set to surpass Australia, it is expected that the migration would remain strong.
Total migration is the difference between the arrivals and those who leave the country. During last year, New Zealand has witnessed around 1,21,900 migrants, a record increase and around 57,000 departure of migrants.
Just more than 25,000 came from Australia with almost two-thirds of these were citizen of New Zealand.
Changes to rules in visa had permitted the students to do part-time job, and this has driven a hike in long-term arrivals from India to around 14,500 out of which three-quarters came to New Zealand on student visa.
Around 11,000 people came from China out of which half of them were students. Britain continued to be at third place with around 13,400 migrants arriving in New Zealand.
The population of New Zealand is increasing at its highest rate. The arrival of travelers continues to increase with around 4,44,900 short-term arrivals in the month of December. This is the biggest ever monthly statistics. Travelers from China increased to 11,000 or 43% in the month of December last year.
Last year, arrivals of travelers reached 3.13 million, an increase of 10% over the last year. With Australia contributing 1.33 million travelers, China with 3,55,900 and the US with around 2,43,100.