Waikato tops Eftpos spending
Waikato had the highest regional growth in spending last month, its shoppers pushing Canterbury off the top spot by spending 6.5 per cent more than they did in November last year.
Latest figures from EFTPOS system provider Paymark show that last month Waikato shoppers did 6.03 million transactions compared to 5.66 m in November 2011, a rise of 6.7 per cent, with the value of their pending rising 6.5 per cent to nudge $300m.
Canterbury, which had been leading the regional spending charge since June, posted spending growth of 5.7 per cent, while Auckland/Northland also experiencing strong growth at 5.2 per cent.
Nationwide during the month of November, the number of card transactions was 5.1 per cent up on last November, with debit card use at 5.2 per cent up, increasing faster than credit card swiping which showed 4.9 per cent growth for the second month in a row.