Growth in migration continues to slow in New Zealand

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Migration fell to a 19-month low in June in New Zealand as fewer immigrants arrived and more people moved to Australia, Statistics New Zealand said on Wednesday.

For the past 12 months ending in June, there was a net gain of 16,500 permanent and long-term migrants, compared with 12,500 the previous year.

More than 1,800 people left for Australia in June, up from slightly more than 1,100 last June, taking the total for the year to nearly 16,000, it said.

Migration has been falling steadily since January.

The main inflows of migrants were from the United Kingdom, India, and China. There was a net outflow of 15,900 migrants to Australia, well down from 28,700 in the past 12 months ending June 2009.

Source: Xinhua

(Editor:王千原雪)

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