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.
Quarterly Economic Overview
An in-depth discussion of the economic outlook, topical issues and forecasts.
We have made significant changes to our economic forecasts for this Economic Overview, mainly due to the change of government. Government plans to borrow and spend will stimulate the economy, but plans to dampen the housing market and migration will have the opposite effect. We expect the economy to slow in 2018 before gaining momentum in 2019.
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