In our April 2021 newsletter, Economist Andrew Beattie takes a look at regional export trends over the last decade and what these trends can tell us about future progress. Speaking of trade, earlier in April we released our latest report – Food for thought – with Infometrics Chief Forecaster, Gareth Kiernan, highlighting the billions of untapped trade potential for New Zealand exporters using our Export Market Finder insights. All the details are in our media release alongside.
Senior Economist Brad Olsen examines New Zealand’s most creative city, and what trends the Infometrics Creativity Index has shown over the last two decades – spoiler, Wellington City still remains at the top of the list. Brad Olsen also explores what’s happening to inflation and what key drivers are expected to push prices higher in 2021, with housing and transport costs currently key contributors.
Our recent forecasts paint a more upbeat picture of the New Zealand economy, but as Gareth Kiernan points out, we’ll need to work hard to deliver that optimistic result. And to cap off the newsletter, David Friggens has enlisted some of the team to take part in the #30DayChartChallenge, so instead of one “Chart of the Month”, we’ve got 30 to show you as part of “Month of the Chart” (see what we did there?)