ANZ-Roy Morgan New Zealand Consumer Confidence was down 0.6pts to 97.7 in January
The ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index was unchanged at 98 in January, well under its long-term average of just shy of 120. The vast majority of the survey was conducted before confirmation of Omicron in the community.
Turning to the detail:
- Perceptions of current personal financial situations fell 5 points to -4%.
- A net 14% expect to be better off this time next year, up 2. This is an unusually low reading outside a recession.
- On balance, households think it’s a bad time to buy a major household item (-4, down 4 points). This is the best retail spending indicator in the
- Perceptions regarding the next year’s economic outlook fell 1 point to -21%, a very low level. The five-year outlook lifted 4 points to +3%.
- House price inflation expectations were unchanged at 5.3%, with a mix of rises and falls across regions.
- CPI inflation expectations ticked up 0.2%pts from 5.6% to 5.8%, now slightly under actual CPI inflation, which is unheard of. Households have nailed inflation forecasting in the past year. Respect.
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