Kiwi Economics

Kiwibank economists Jarrod Kerr, Jeremy Couchman and Mary Jo Vergara contribute regular articles to provide topical and unique insights into the New Zealand economy.  If you’re interested in receiving our economic updates delivered straight to your inbox, simply click here to sign up. Or follow us on Twitter: @kiwieconomics

Wages continue to rise as the labour market remains red hot. Covid caused absenteeism.

The RBNZ frontloads tightening by pulling out the 50bp sledgehammer.

Business confidence is weighted down as the Omicron virus spreads.


Our take on NZIER's business opinion survey for the March 2022 quarter.

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Seasonally weak spend, exacerbated by Omicron.


Kiwibank Household Spending Tracker: March 2022 quarter

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A grand reopening of Aotearoa is likely to add to labour shortages this year.

The outlook for the housing market darkens further.


Our take on the February 2022 REINZ housing market report.

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