New Zealand Consumer Confidence December 2020

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New Zealand: Consumer confidence strengthens in December

January 4, 2021

The ANZ-Roy Morgan consumer confidence indicator jumped to 112.0 in December from November’s 106.9. Therefore, it marked the best print in 10 months and moved further above the 100-threshold that separates optimism from pessimism among consumers.

Households’ assessments about their current financial situation gained some ground. Moreover, consumers’ five-year general economic outlook got rosier and their expectations regarding next year’s economic outlook improved remarkably. Additionally, the net proportion of households thinking it was a good time to buy major household items widened.

FocusEconomics panelists project private consumption to grow 4.5% in 2021, which is down 0.4 percentage points from last month’s forecast. They see it expanding 3.1% in 2022.

Author: Massimo Bassetti, Senior Economist

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New Zealand Monthly Consumer Confidence December 20 20

Note: Monthly consumer confidence index. An index number over 100 indicates more optimists than pessimists, while a number under 100 indicates more pessimists than optimists.
Source: ANZ-Roy Morgan NZ Consumer Confidence Survey.

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