Housing update 2022: A new lens on affordability
The effects of COVID-19 and ultra-low interest rates have exacerbated the imbalances in New Zealand's housing imbalances and turned affordability issues into a full-blown crisis.
In our latest Public Analysis Report, Infometrics Chief Forecaster Gareth Kiernan details Infometrics' latest research into the housing market and looks at the massive hurdles faced by the young generation of potential buyers whose dreams of a first home look further away than ever.
Exploring Omicron’s potential economic impact on New Zealand
This report provides a brief overview of selected topics identified internationally as key economic challenges during the outbreak of the Omicron variant of COVID-19.
Food for thought – Export potential from the top of the south
This report looks at prospects for growing exports from the top of the south into new markets. The author, Gareth Kiernan, contextualises the findings with his views on the importance of diversification of markets and trends in exports from the region. The report draws on evidence from Infometrics new service Export Market Finder.
Release date: 14 April 2021
Covid-19: Economic Insights and Response
The COVID-19 pandemic is an unprecedented challenge to both the New Zealand and global economies. Infometrics is working to provide insights and forecasts into how the pandemic, and related responses to the pandemic, are affecting New Zealand’s national economy, industries, and regional economies. Since New Zealand entered lockdown in March 2020, we have been regularly delivering articles, webinars, reports and presentations looking at different aspects of the pandemic’s effect on such things as international trade, consumer spending, immigration and tourism.
From Education to Employment: Megatrends Report
From Education to Employment: Megatrends affecting NZ’s working environment is a report that looks at key emerging trends that are likely to affect our working environment over the next 20 years. This report is a must read for strategists, planners, employers, tertiary education organisations and anyone interested in regional economic development.
At Infometrics we recognise the importance of key megatrends for strategists and workforce planners. Our chief forecaster, Gareth Kiernan, has pulled together several megatrends and analysed how these will shape the NZ workforce.
Technological change is ushering us into the biggest transformation of the working environment since the Industrial Revolution. Our modelling estimates that 31% of current jobs in New Zealand’s workforce could be automated over the next 20 years.
Release date: 26 June 2018
Regional Hotspots Report
The Regional Hotspots report highlights what we believe to be some of the key growth regions for New Zealand over the next decade. For each hotspot growth area, we discuss the opportunities arising in these growth areas as well as potential challenges posed by growth in these areas.
Release date: 24 November 2016
Regional Perspectives Report
The Infometrics Regional Perspectives report provides an outlook for employment and economic activity across the regions of New Zealand over the next 2-5 years. The report highlights key industries, both positive and negative, affecting economic growth in the regions. It also puts the spotlight on key regions in New Zealand. This information will help your organisation plan for future growth around New Zealand.
Regional Wellbeing Report
The current Labour-led administration is broadening the government’s policy focus beyond the standard fiscal and economic indicators to incorporate wellbeing. This change explicitly recognises that New Zealanders’ quality of life cannot be captured in a single measure such as GDP per capita.
Regional Wellbeing: A broader view of community outcomes around New Zealand marks the first attempt to comprehensively report on wellbeing at a local level around New Zealand. It covers 30 indicators and draws from Infometrics’ online Regional Wellbeing Framework.
Release date: 11 June 2019