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Stats NZ

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March annual inflation comes in higher than RBNZ expected while rent prices climb to highest rate since at least 1999
17th Apr 24, 10:57am
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March annual inflation comes in higher than RBNZ expected while rent prices climb to highest rate since at least 1999
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RBNZ holds OCR at 5.50%, says restrictive OCR for sustained time will return CPI inflation to 1% to 3% target in 2024
10th Apr 24, 2:36pm
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RBNZ holds OCR at 5.50%, says restrictive OCR for sustained time will return CPI inflation to 1% to 3% target in 2024
Mind the gap: New research identifies gender pay inequality as primary cause behind 36% difference in KiwiSaver contributions for men and women
3rd Apr 24, 5:30am
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Mind the gap: New research identifies gender pay inequality as primary cause behind 36% difference in KiwiSaver contributions for men and women
New Zealand’s gross domestic product per person dropped 0.7% during December quarter as retailers offloaded inventory
21st Mar 24, 10:48am
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New Zealand’s gross domestic product per person dropped 0.7% during December quarter as retailers offloaded inventory
Stats NZ figures show that retail card spending fell a seasonally-adjusted 1.8% in February after a bounce in activity in January
12th Mar 24, 11:49am
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Stats NZ figures show that retail card spending fell a seasonally-adjusted 1.8% in February after a bounce in activity in January
Westpac says its customers are spending just 3.4% more than a year ago, while the population has grown 2.8% and retail prices have increased about 4%; customers with mortgages particularly spending less
27th Feb 24, 11:45am
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Westpac says its customers are spending just 3.4% more than a year ago, while the population has grown 2.8% and retail prices have increased about 4%; customers with mortgages particularly spending less
Toilet rolls are getting cheaper as global shipping costs fall but services stay sticky as wages grow
28th Jan 24, 6:00am
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Toilet rolls are getting cheaper as global shipping costs fall but services stay sticky as wages grow
Statistics New Zealand figures show household net worth increased by $5.3 billion in the September 2023 quarter, while savings rates remained steady
25th Jan 24, 11:35am
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Statistics New Zealand figures show household net worth increased by $5.3 billion in the September 2023 quarter, while savings rates remained steady
Stats NZ figures show that retail card spending fell a seasonally-adjusted 2.0% in December
17th Jan 24, 12:23pm
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Stats NZ figures show that retail card spending fell a seasonally-adjusted 2.0% in December
Gross domestic product declined in the September quarter as household spending on durable goods dropped to a record low
14th Dec 23, 10:50am
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Gross domestic product declined in the September quarter as household spending on durable goods dropped to a record low
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Stats NZ figures show that total card spending fell by 0.3% in October, while retail spending dropped by 0.7%; 'the softness in spending is notable as it comes as population growth is continuing to surge'
15th Nov 23, 11:16am
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Stats NZ figures show that total card spending fell by 0.3% in October, while retail spending dropped by 0.7%; 'the softness in spending is notable as it comes as population growth is continuing to surge'
Our statistics provider has responded to criticism of a lack of timely pricing data by greatly expanding the amount of information it will produce each month
18th Oct 23, 12:57pm
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Our statistics provider has responded to criticism of a lack of timely pricing data by greatly expanding the amount of information it will produce each month
Economists rule out November rate hike as inflation falls as RBNZ had forecast
17th Oct 23, 2:31pm
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Economists rule out November rate hike as inflation falls as RBNZ had forecast
Housing and petrol prices were the largest contributors to inflation during September
17th Oct 23, 11:00am
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Housing and petrol prices were the largest contributors to inflation during September
Statistics New Zealand figures show household net worth fell by a further $33.5 billion in the June quarter, with over half of this due to falls in property values - but our rate of savings increased
16th Oct 23, 11:58am
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Statistics New Zealand figures show household net worth fell by a further $33.5 billion in the June quarter, with over half of this due to falls in property values - but our rate of savings increased
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Stats NZ figures show that total card spending rose by 0.9% in August, reversing a drop of the same magnitude in July. However, spending on consumable and durable goods was down
12th Sep 23, 11:20am
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Stats NZ figures show that total card spending rose by 0.9% in August, reversing a drop of the same magnitude in July. However, spending on consumable and durable goods was down
'We see quarterly economic activity flitting between small positives and negatives over the remainder of 2023. In per capita terms the economic downturn will be much more pronounced' - ASB economists
29th Aug 23, 11:37am
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'We see quarterly economic activity flitting between small positives and negatives over the remainder of 2023. In per capita terms the economic downturn will be much more pronounced' - ASB economists
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Stats NZ figures show that retail sales volumes have fallen for a third quarter in a row, with figures only propped up somewhat by a surge in motor vehicle sales to beat changes to the Clean Car Discount Scheme
23rd Aug 23, 11:28am
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Stats NZ figures show that retail sales volumes have fallen for a third quarter in a row, with figures only propped up somewhat by a surge in motor vehicle sales to beat changes to the Clean Car Discount Scheme
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Stats NZ figures show that total card spending fell by 0.9% in July, reversing some of the gains made in June when there was a rush of fuel spending to beat the excise duty rise
9th Aug 23, 11:30am
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Stats NZ figures show that total card spending fell by 0.9% in July, reversing some of the gains made in June when there was a rush of fuel spending to beat the excise duty rise
Economists at Westpac and ANZ still see the combination of economic resilience and 'sticky' inflation as forcing the Reserve Bank to raise the Official Cash Rate again
7th Aug 23, 1:33pm
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Economists at Westpac and ANZ still see the combination of economic resilience and 'sticky' inflation as forcing the Reserve Bank to raise the Official Cash Rate again
The Reserve Bank is now set fair to 'watch, worry and wait' its way through the election
3rd Aug 23, 8:30am
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The Reserve Bank is now set fair to 'watch, worry and wait' its way through the election
The Reserve Bank expects labour market figures out in the coming week to show rising unemployment. If unemployment doesn't rise - or indeed if it even falls - this will heap more pressure back on our central bank in its inflation fight
30th Jul 23, 6:30am
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The Reserve Bank expects labour market figures out in the coming week to show rising unemployment. If unemployment doesn't rise - or indeed if it even falls - this will heap more pressure back on our central bank in its inflation fight
After quarterly inflation figures that contained, in the words of one economist, 'a number of red flags' for the Reserve Bank, upcoming labour market data are seen as key ahead of the RBNZ's next Official Cash Rate decision in August
24th Jul 23, 2:24pm
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After quarterly inflation figures that contained, in the words of one economist, 'a number of red flags' for the Reserve Bank, upcoming labour market data are seen as key ahead of the RBNZ's next Official Cash Rate decision in August
David Hargreaves says while inflation is finally heading in the right direction, there's still not enough evidence that the RBNZ's strenuous, interest rate hiking, efforts are going to be able to completely tame high prices in the short term
20th Jul 23, 5:00am
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David Hargreaves says while inflation is finally heading in the right direction, there's still not enough evidence that the RBNZ's strenuous, interest rate hiking, efforts are going to be able to completely tame high prices in the short term
Inflation drops to 6% as petrol prices decline and interest rates suppress demand, but domestic inflation remains high
19th Jul 23, 10:49am
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Inflation drops to 6% as petrol prices decline and interest rates suppress demand, but domestic inflation remains high