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Quarterly Predictions

Available to NZIER members only.

Issued four times a year, Quarterly Predictions contains detailed and comprehensive forecasts of the New Zealand economy.

The focus of our forecasts are on the composition and drivers of economic growth. Empirical analysis is complemented by an examination of related economic and policy issues, and any risks attached to the forecasts.

The statistical appendix contains historical and forecast numbers for over 300 series, including:

  • Economic growth
  • Inflation, including prices and wages
  • Monetary conditions, including interest rates and exchange rates
  • Retails sales
  • Exports, by sector
  • Building consents
  • Construction, by residential, non-residential & other.

Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion

Available to NZIER members only.

Begun in 1961, NZIER's Quarterly Survey of Business Opinion is New Zealand's longest running and most comprehensive business survey. The resulting indicators are a valuable tool for assessing the current state of the economy and forecasting short term economic activity.

The survey samples manufacturers, builders, architects, wholesalers and retailers, and service sector firms. Information from these industries provides useful indicators of future investment patterns, and the likely direction and composition of economic growth in coming quarters.

Firms are surveyed regarding both their recent experience and expectations for the next three to six months.

Results cover:

  • General business conditions
  • Output, sales and orders
  • Costs, prices and profits
  • Investment levels
  • Staffing levels
  • Difficulty finding skilled and unskilled labour
  • Constraints on production.

Latest member publications

Inflation and rising interest rates remain key headwinds for the economy - Quarterly Predictions, December 2022

Inflation and rising interest rates remain key headwinds for the economy - Quarterly Predictions, December 2022

November 29, 2022 1 min read
NZIER’s QSBO shows businesses are feeling less downbeat

NZIER’s QSBO shows businesses are feeling less downbeat

October 04, 2022 3 min read
NZIER Consensus Forecasts show a weaker economic outlook as high inflation and interest rates continue

NZIER Consensus Forecasts show a weaker economic outlook as high inflation and interest rates continue

September 12, 2022 1 min read