We wish our newsletter readers and clients a happy Festive Season and relaxing summer break. We'll keep a close eye on economic developments in New Zealand and around the world over the summer, and look forward to to delivering up-to-date assessments and insights in 2024.

As is our Christmas tradition, we like to end the year with a light-hearted, economically altered Christmas Carol. Gareth Kiernan has adapted Tommie Connor's classic Christmas song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” to get us into the holiday spirit.

We've also costed up the price of a Christmas feast, and examined what items are driving the cost of a pavlova to higher levels, in our final Chart of the Month.

Infometrics Christmas Carol 2023
Christmas Carol image 2023
Chief Forecaster Gareth Kiernan has penned Infometrics’ traditional Christmas Carol. Sung to the tune of Tommie Connor's Christmas song “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus”.
Chart of the Month: The cost of a Christmas meal
Pavlova 2021
Christmas Day is just around the corner, and with it, the culinary delight that is a Christmas Day meal. Often an extravagant smorgasbord of too much food (or enough for lots of leftovers, at least), high food price inflation has made Christmas lunch or dinner an economic curiosity as well as a fami...