The ANZ Business Confidence Index in New Zealand rose to an eight-month high of -24.1 in December 2018 from -37.1 the previous month. Still, the latest reading continued to suggest firms remain pessimistic despite an improvement in their perceptions of their own activity (13.6 from 7.6 percent in November). Also, the gauge measuring exports climbed to 14.9 from 8.3 and the employment index rose to 7.4 from 2.2. Meantime, inflation expectations edged down to 2.15 from 2.29; interest rates declined to 17.5 from 28.1, and pricing intentions fell 23.9 from 28.2. Business Confidence in New Zealand averaged 5.31 percent from 1970 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 80.90 percent in February of 1994 and a record low of -76.40 percent in December of 1974.

Business Confidence in New Zealand is expected to be -36.00 percent by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Business Confidence in New Zealand to stand at -32.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Business Confidence is projected to trend around 15.00 percent in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-09-26 01:00 AM ANZ Business Confidence -38.3 -50.3 -57
2018-10-31 12:00 AM ANZ Business Confidence -37.1 -38.3 -40
2018-11-29 07:30 PM ANZ Business Confidence -37.1 -37.1 -36
2018-12-18 12:00 AM ANZ Business Confidence -24.1 -37.1 -36
2019-02-28 12:00 AM ANZ Business Confidence -24.1
2019-03-28 12:00 AM ANZ Business Confidence -34
2019-04-28 12:00 AM ANZ Business Confidence -20


New Zealand Business Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Business Confidence -24.10 -37.10 80.90 -76.40 percent [+]
Manufacturing PMI 53.50 53.70 62.80 36.10 [+]
Industrial Production -0.30 1.70 17.60 -10.50 percent [+]
Capacity Utilization 92.80 93.20 93.60 86.33 percent [+]
Changes in Inventories 142.00 335.00 769.00 -907.00 NZD Million [+]
Car Registrations 5871.00 5969.00 6933.00 810.00 [+]
Internet Speed 14708.73 12865.57 14708.73 1998.81 KBps [+]
IP Addresses 1778178.00 1690601.00 2110050.00 831298.00 IP [+]
Services Pmi 53.50 55.40 60.80 44.90 [+]
Steel Production 53.89 50.07 89.00 30.94 Thousand Tonnes [+]
Competitiveness Index 77.51 78.09 78.09 4.91 Points [+]
Competitiveness Rank 18.00 16.00 25.00 16.00 [+]
Composite Pmi 53.80 54.70 59.50 40.00 [+]
Ease of Doing Business 1.00 1.00 3.00 1.00 [+]
Corruption Index 89.00 90.00 96.00 88.00 Points [+]
Corruption Rank 1.00 1.00 4.00 1.00 [+]


New Zealand Business Confidence

In New Zealand, the business confidence index is designed to provide a snapshot of business opinions regarding the expected future state of their business and economy overall. The survey covers around 700 respondents. The Net index is calculated by subtracting the percentage number of businesses that expect that the economic situation improves from the number that expect decline. This page provides - New Zealand Business Confidence - actual values, historical data, forecast, chart, statistics, economic calendar and news. New Zealand Business Confidence - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on January of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
-24.10 -37.10 80.90 -76.40 1970 - 2018 percent Monthly




Country Last Previous
Australia 3.00 Nov/18
Brazil 63.80 Dec/18
Canada 59.70 Dec/18
China 49.40 Dec/18
Euro Area 0.82 Dec/18
France 104.00 Dec/18
Germany 101.00 Dec/18
India 64.90 Jun/18
Indonesia 108.05 Sep/18
Italy 103.60 Dec/18
Japan 19.00 Dec/18
Mexico 49.20 Dec/18
Netherlands 7.50 Dec/18
Russia -8.00 Dec/18
Saudi Arabia 3.00 Jun/16
Singapore -1.00 Sep/18
South Africa 31.00 Dec/18
South Korea 71.00 Dec/18
Spain -2.70 Dec/18
Switzerland 96.30 Dec/18
Turkey 91.50 Dec/18
United Kingdom -16.00 Dec/18
United States 54.10 Dec/18


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