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Statistics New Zealand

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17th Sep 20, 10:58am
Statistics New Zealand says the 12.2% shrinkage of the economy in the June quarter is 'by far the largest on record in New Zealand'; the fall is in line with what major bank economists forecast
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Statistics New Zealand says the 12.2% shrinkage of the economy in the June quarter is 'by far the largest on record in New Zealand'; the fall is in line with what major bank economists forecast
17th Sep 20, 10:58am
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14th Sep 20, 1:37pm
The country is set to see its largest ever contraction in the economy reported this week - but the final figure's actually expected to be much smaller than first feared and the focus is already on how much the economy will grow by in the September quarter
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The country is set to see its largest ever contraction in the economy reported this week - but the final figure's actually expected to be much smaller than first feared and the focus is already on how much the economy will grow by in the September quarter
14th Sep 20, 1:37pm
10th Sep 20, 11:01am
Statistics New Zealand says retail card spending slumped by over half a billion dollars in August as Auckland entered Covid-19 alert level 3
Statistics New Zealand says retail card spending slumped by over half a billion dollars in August as Auckland entered Covid-19 alert level 3
10th Sep 20, 11:01am
24th Aug 20, 12:00pm
Statistics New Zealand says retail sales plummeted 15% in the lockdown-affected June quarter
Statistics New Zealand says retail sales plummeted 15% in the lockdown-affected June quarter
24th Aug 20, 12:00pm
30th Jun 20, 11:48am
New economic index being published by Treasury shows that activity plummeted 19% in April compared with a year earlier but then bounced back in May
New economic index being published by Treasury shows that activity plummeted 19% in April compared with a year earlier but then bounced back in May
30th Jun 20, 11:48am
18th Jun 20, 10:57am
Statistics New Zealand says there was a 'widespread drop in economic activity' in the March quarter; the fall was bigger than economists' estimates; worse is to come in the June quarter
Statistics New Zealand says there was a 'widespread drop in economic activity' in the March quarter; the fall was bigger than economists' estimates; worse is to come in the June quarter
18th Jun 20, 10:57am
15th Jun 20, 11:11am
GDP figures out this week for the March quarter will show a fall in economic activity - but this will just be a taste of what is to come in the June quarter
GDP figures out this week for the March quarter will show a fall in economic activity - but this will just be a taste of what is to come in the June quarter
15th Jun 20, 11:11am
11th Jun 20, 11:51am
Statistics New Zealand says on a seasonally adjusted basis retail spending leapt 79% in May as businesses reopened after the April lockdown
Statistics New Zealand says on a seasonally adjusted basis retail spending leapt 79% in May as businesses reopened after the April lockdown
11th Jun 20, 11:51am
11th May 20, 10:58am
Statistics New Zealand says the impact of the lockdown saw each New Zealander on average spending about $520 less in April than they did in March
Statistics New Zealand says the impact of the lockdown saw each New Zealander on average spending about $520 less in April than they did in March
11th May 20, 10:58am
9th Apr 20, 11:15am
Official figures show spending on food and groceries rose a whopping $376 million in the past month; elsewhere it's a predictably grim story
Official figures show spending on food and groceries rose a whopping $376 million in the past month; elsewhere it's a predictably grim story
9th Apr 20, 11:15am
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19th Mar 20, 10:52am
NZ faces Covid-19 crisis with annual economic growth having slowed to 1.8% in the December quarter - a 6-year low
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NZ faces Covid-19 crisis with annual economic growth having slowed to 1.8% in the December quarter - a 6-year low
19th Mar 20, 10:52am
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19th Dec 19, 11:17am
Economy grows by 0.7% in the September quarter, and 2.3% year-on-year thanks in-part to more retail spending; Growth stronger than expected by the RBNZ and bank economists
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Economy grows by 0.7% in the September quarter, and 2.3% year-on-year thanks in-part to more retail spending; Growth stronger than expected by the RBNZ and bank economists
19th Dec 19, 11:17am
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16th Oct 19, 10:57am
New figures show the Consumer Price Index rose 0.7% in the September quarter and 1.5% year-on-year - more than expected by the RBNZ; Higher household costs largely behind the rise; NZ$ up momentarily
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New figures show the Consumer Price Index rose 0.7% in the September quarter and 1.5% year-on-year - more than expected by the RBNZ; Higher household costs largely behind the rise; NZ$ up momentarily
16th Oct 19, 10:57am
14th Oct 19, 12:00pm
New Zealand may have just seen its biggest quarterly price rises in a year - and yet at the same time annual inflation could drop to an 18 month low
New Zealand may have just seen its biggest quarterly price rises in a year - and yet at the same time annual inflation could drop to an 18 month low
14th Oct 19, 12:00pm
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6th Aug 19, 10:54am
Unemployment rate much lower than expected by the Reserve Bank and economists in June quarter; Falls to 11-year low of 3.9%; Wages increase 0.7% off back of minimum wage hikes; Outlook remains gloomy
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Unemployment rate much lower than expected by the Reserve Bank and economists in June quarter; Falls to 11-year low of 3.9%; Wages increase 0.7% off back of minimum wage hikes; Outlook remains gloomy
6th Aug 19, 10:54am
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16th Jul 19, 10:56am
Inflation up 0.6% in June quarter in line with RBNZ expectations; Rise comes off the back of higher petrol prices and rents; Market reaction muted
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Inflation up 0.6% in June quarter in line with RBNZ expectations; Rise comes off the back of higher petrol prices and rents; Market reaction muted
16th Jul 19, 10:56am
13th Jul 19, 9:03am
Economists expect June quarter inflation to pick-up in line with the Reserve Bank's expectations; All eyes will be on whether there are enough underlying weaknesses in the data to prompt two more OCR cuts this year
Economists expect June quarter inflation to pick-up in line with the Reserve Bank's expectations; All eyes will be on whether there are enough underlying weaknesses in the data to prompt two more OCR cuts this year
13th Jul 19, 9:03am
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1st May 19, 10:57am
RBNZ not expected to be surprised by soft March quarter labour data. Unemployment rate falls slightly to 4.2%; wage rate increases 2.0% in year
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RBNZ not expected to be surprised by soft March quarter labour data. Unemployment rate falls slightly to 4.2%; wage rate increases 2.0% in year
1st May 19, 10:57am
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7th Feb 19, 11:01am
Large September quarter drop in unemployment rate unwinds in December quarter a tad more than expected; Wages rise 1.9% over the year 
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Large September quarter drop in unemployment rate unwinds in December quarter a tad more than expected; Wages rise 1.9% over the year 
7th Feb 19, 11:01am
1st Oct 18, 2:20pm
ANZ economists expect slower but still substantial population growth through migration, but say if there is a more rapid slowdown, economic growth could slow markedly
ANZ economists expect slower but still substantial population growth through migration, but say if there is a more rapid slowdown, economic growth could slow markedly
1st Oct 18, 2:20pm
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