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.

February 2020
As the new decade dawned the New Zealand economy was on an improving trajectory. Our controversial call that the housing market would pick up has panned out. Government spending has also padded household wallets. The result has been a boost to consumer spending and GDP growth. However, the recent Coronavirus outbreak has the potential to throw the economy off its stride. Furthermore, while the consumer side of the economy is improving, businesses remain pretty downbeat.



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