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RBNZ: Summary of economic projections

RBNZ: Summary of economic projections

Table 1
Summary of economic projections
(Annual percentage change, unless specified otherwise)

March year:::::1999:::::2000:::::2001:::::2002:::::2003

Price measures
:::::Import prices (in New Zealand dollars) :::::2.7:::::11.2:::::-0.6:::::-3.6:::::-1.7
:::::Export prices (in New Zealand dollars) :::::-1.1:::::9.7:::::0.6:::::-3.3:::::-1.5

Monetary conditions
:::::Nominal MCI (year average):::::-50:::::-275:::::-425:::::-150:::::0
:::::90-day rate (year average):::::6.2:::::5.2:::::6.8:::::7.1:::::7.1
:::::TWI (year average):::::57.3:::::56.1:::::52.7:::::55.3:::::57.0

:::::GDP (production, annual average % change):::::0.0:::::4.4:::::3.1:::::3.4:::::2.9
:::::GDP (production, March qtr to March qtr):::::1.8:::::5.6:::::2.0:::::3.4:::::2.9
:::::Output gap (% of potential GDP, year average):::::-1.9:::::-0.1:::::0.3:::::1.0:::::0.8

Key balances
:::::Government operating balance :::::1.8:::::0.8:::::0.9:::::1.7:::::2.4
:::::(% of GDP, year to June)
:::::Current account balance :::::-5.8:::::-8.2:::::-6.1:::::-5.6:::::-6.0
:::::(% of GDP, year to March)
:::::Terms of trade (annual average % change):::::-0.5:::::-0.1:::::-1.8:::::0.6:::::0.4
:::::Unemployment rate (March qtr. s.a.):::::7.2:::::6.4:::::6.1:::::5.7:::::5.7
:::::Household savings rate
:::::(% of disposable income, year to March):::::-1.4:::::-0.7:::::-1.2:::::-1.1:::::-1.1

World economy
:::::World GDP (annual average % change):::::1.1:::::4.1:::::4.0:::::3.4:::::3.5
:::::World CPI inflation:::::0.9:::::2.0:::::1.8:::::1.9:::::2.0

Quarterly projections:::::Dec-99:::::Mar-00:::::Jun-00:::::Sep-00:::::Dec-00
(quarterly percentage change, unless specified otherwise)

:::::CPI (annual percentage change)*:::::1.3:::::1.7:::::2.0:::::2.6:::::2.9
:::::GDP (production, s.a.):::::2.3:::::0.8:::::-0.2:::::0.5:::::0.7

e = estimate.
s.a. = seasonally adjusted

*:::::This series is annual CPIX inflation until the June 1999 quarter, and annual CPI inflation thereafter (adjusted by SNZ to exclude interest and section prices from the September 1999 quarter to the June 2000 quarter).

:::::Notes for this table are in Appendix 4

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