Transport Forecasts – October 2019

Infometrics transport forecasts have long been the first port of call for decision-makers and analysts with an interest in the outlook for the transport sector. Our economists help businesses and public organisations understand how key trends in economic, financial, and industry-specific indicators are shaping the risks and opportunities afforded to organisations operating in the broader transport sector.

The challenge of predicting regional population growth

Local councils are once again putting their thoughts towards their Long Term (10-year) Plans which need to be completed next year. Fundamental to their plans are reliable metrics on the size of their current and future population.

Building smaller and building more

Infometrics’ building forecasts show that consents for new dwellings in New Zealand are expected to crack 35,000 by the end of 2019. This article looks at the size of our new housing, how it’s changed over time, and one potential approach to address the housing shortfall – and meet KiwiBuild targets.

Media Release: Households could be the next economic domino to fall

Households could go into their shells over the next year as economic conditions worsen, with little to support spending growth in the near-term, according to Infometrics’ latest economic forecasts. The stagnating labour market and the potential for house prices to fall both threaten to drag consumer confidence further below its long-term average.

Chart of the month: Living in the future

There’s plenty of talk these days about how employment will change in the future, as artificial intelligence (AI) and automation see a decrease in traditional jobs, the emergence of new jobs, and more job transitions. But these forces appear to be sculpting the workforce already.

Presentation of Infometrics forecasts – November 2017

Gareth Kiernan will be travelling around the country in the first week of November 2017 to present his views on the Infometrics building and transport forecasts to clients and other interested parties. Please contact us for more information or to book a visit/seminar at your office or venue of your choosing.

Presentation of Infometrics forecasts – July 2017

Gareth Kiernan will be travelling around the country in the last week of July/first week of August 2017 to present his views on the Infometrics building and transport forecasts to clients and other interested parties. Please contact us for more information or to book a visit/seminar at your office or venue of your choosing.