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

Suitably boring, as RBNZ displays patience and courage in keeping stimulus flowing.

A remarkably strong labour market, and a surge in construction. Precisely what we want to see.

Living without tourists


Kiwibank Household Spending Tracker: December Quarter, 2020

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A September spring fling. Double-digit growth won’t be repeated.

Government’s books upgraded once again


Our take on the Government's 2020 Half-Year Economic and Fiscal Update

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Outlook 2021: A brighter shade of pale. Next year looks better than last.

Financially stable and wary of house prices.


Our Take on the RBNZ's November 2020 Financial Stability Report

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FLPing property just got cheaper


Our Take on the RBNZ's November 2020 Monetary Policy Statement 

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