Infometrics October newsletter
Can a simple name change result in increased economic growth?
New Zealand’s labour market reaches a turning point
Infometrics shows continued support for skill development research
Filling gaps in local area data for transport decision-making
Retailers relying on new customers in 2016
Consumer spending will grow at a historically average rate during 2016. However, averages can be misleading, with the composition of spending changing significantly over the year ahead. Low dairy prices, rising unemployment, and weak wage growth are expected to see consumers tighten their belts during 2016 – with individual consumers unwilling to spend in the face of job insecurity and limited income growth.