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Household spending tracker - summer edition

February, 2024 - "2023’s silly seasonal Santa spike was far more muted compared to previous years." Mary Jo Vergara, Kiwibank Senior Economist

Our household spending tracker report provides insight into events affecting Kiwi spending.

The summer edition for the December 2023 quarter and January 2024 reveals consumer prices are high, interest rates are rising and consumer confidence is subdued.

Latest research also shows that most Kiwi remain hesitant to spend as they continue to feel the economic squeeze. Read the full household spending report.

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