Data from Statistics New Zealand today on tourism spending in the counrty
Not something I'd normally post on
But ... this (bolding mine):
- International tourism continues to be a significant export earner for New Zealand compared with other traditional export products
- In the year ended March 2016, international tourism's contribution to total exports was $14.5 billion (20.7 percent of exports). It has surpassed the export receipts from dairy products , including casein which totalled $12.3 billion (17.6 percent of exports) for the first time since 2010.
There is more detail at the Stats NZ website.
Partly this will be due to the fall in global prices for dairy, but is interesting nevertheless.
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