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

Evidence of a slowing housing market is hard to find.

We’re in a better place, but it’s no time to get complacent.

Workers are being attracted back into the workforce, and unemployment falls.

Only the beginning. Headline inflation will spike, but core inflation remains subdued.

Cost pressures mount as ports remain clogged


Our Take on NZIER's quarterly business confidence survey for the March 2021 quarter

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Snap lockdown snaps spending streak


Kiwibank Household Spending Tracker: March 2021 quarter

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Tackling housing supply with demand measures. We have a drop in the leaky bucket for supply.

GDP contracts again as we experience a turbulent flight on the way to recovery.