12 Jun 2013

May plastic spending up

12:20 pm on 12 June 2013

Shoppers increased their spending on plastic in May.

Statistics New Zealand said the value of electronic card spending rose 0.5% in May, adjusted for seasonal variations.

The agency said spending rose most on fuel and consumables, including food and liquor, a turn-around from April when spending on both categories fell.

Core retail spending, excluding car-related spending, rose 0.4% in May