Economic & financial forecasts

Our latest economic and financial forecasts and Quarterly Economic Overview.

New Zealand economic and financial forecasts

Our forecasts for the New Zealand economy, interest rates and exchange rates.

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Quarterly Economic Overview

An in-depth discussion of the economic outlook, topical issues and forecasts.

August 2019
Storm clouds have gathered over the global economy, and New Zealand is getting caught in the downdraught. We expect the situation to get worse before it gets better, as the escalating US-China trade war makes its mark on global economic growth. We’ve slashed our 2020 annual GDP forecast for New Zealand from 3.1% to 2.3%, and we expect unemployment will soon rise.



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