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.

May 2018
At seven years old, New Zealand’s economic expansion is now entering its “mature” phase. Two years ago the economy was really in its prime. Economic growth was 4%, driven by rising house prices, burgeoning construction, population growth, and a strong terms of trade. But the economic cycle is now over the hill.

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