Data tables for the Monetary Policy Challenge

A summary of recent outturns of the key variables that Monetary Policy Challenge participants will be forecasting. These include some of the key economic indicators that participants may wish to refer to when formulating forecasts.


Quarterly Indicators
               
  Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence Index   QSBO: Business Confidence   QSBO: Manufacturers and Builders Capacity Utilisation
  Index     Net %     (%)
Previous Years:              
Mar 2012 102.4     13.2     89.07
Mar 2013 110.8     22.8     91.47
Quarterly:              
Jun 2013 116.6     35.9     91.80
Sep 2013 115.4     37.8     91.44
Dec 2013 120.1     52.8     90.94
Mar 2014 121.7     ..     ..
               
               
Last updated 14 April 2014
Source: Westpac McDermott Miller, NZIER

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