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

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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The RBNZ delivers a hawkish hike and zeroes in on inflation. Interest rates are on the rise.

A downward trend in the housing market has become cemented.


Our take on the January 2022 housing market report from REINZ.

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The good news: record low unemployment points to higher wages.


Our take on the December Quarter 2021 Labour Market Report.

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From 1.5% to 5.9%, annual inflation accelerates to a 30-year high.

The housing market looks to have finally cracked.


Our take on the December 2021 housing market report from REINZ.

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Covid and rapidly rising costs are getting business down.


Our take on NZIER's business opinion survey for the December 2021 quarter.

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