Kiwi Economics

Kiwibank economists Jarrod Kerr, Mary Jo Vergara, and Sabrina Delgado 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

We're spending more to get less, but Barbie was an atomic success.


Kiwibank Household Spending Tracker: September 2023 quarter

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The RBNZ kept the cash rate unchanged, and expressed a desire to keep rates restrictive.

Business confidence continues to recover, but pessimism reigns over the year ahead.


Our take on NZIER's Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion - September Quarter

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A stronger bounce off a stronger base. But we’re likely to see a double dip recession.

Recession kept at bay, but the Government’s books in worse shape.


Our take on the Treasury's Pre-Election Economic and Fiscal Update (PREFU) 2023

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The RBNZ took two steps forward, and one giant leap back. Where are interest rates going?

The Kiwi labour force is strong. It’s all about migration and tourism. And it’s good news for Kiwi businesses.