Brocker.Org: NZ Treasury report: Economic expansion persisting at a solid pace


The New Zealand Treasury team is out with its latest monthly economic indicators report, highlighting the following:

Overall, recent data and business surveys point to economic expansion persisting at a solid pace in the March and June quarters

Annual consumer price inflation picked up to 2.2%, as underlying price pressures continue to build

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Economic indicators released in April suggest the economy expanded at a reasonable pace in the first quarter of 2017 and that underlying momentum will persist into the second quarter.