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 2019
Right now the New Zealand economy is in an extraordinarily ordinary position. Unemployment, inflation and the exchange rate are all close to average or neutral levels. And the output gap tells us the economy is running neither above nor below its capacity ‘speed limit’. Such a balanced situation is something normally seen in economics textbooks, not real life.

 

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