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 2019
The dramatic decline in interest rates over the past few months is going to be a game changer. For the past year or so the global and New Zealand economies have been slowing. But that is going to change, partly due to the dose of monetary stimulus that has just been delivered. Over the coming year we are expecting the global economy to stabilise and the New Zealand economy to pick up to above 3% GDP growth.


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