New Zealand Third-Quarter Manufacturing Sales Volume Fall 1.4%

New Zealand manufacturing sales declined 1.4 percent in the third quarter, excluding inflation, Statistics New Zealand said in a statement in Wellington today.

Sales excluding the volatile meat and dairy industries fell 1.9 percent from the previous three months, the agency said. Meat and dairy sales dropped 0.9 percent.

The value of manufacturing sales rose 1.3 percent, the report showed.

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