Five charts that defined the economy in 2023

Five charts that defined the economy in 2023
The interest rate decisions made by RBNZ governor Adrian Orr and the bank's monetary policy committee loomed large over the NZ economy in 2023. (Image: Getty)
Andy Fyers
It was another bumpy year for the New Zealand economy, dominated by inflation and ever-higher interest rates.Although higher rates had started to take a toll on economic growth by the second half of the year, record net migration, stubborn domestic inflation and a modest resurgence in house prices were all working against the goal of getting inflation back under 3% while trying to engineer a 'soft landing' for the economy.Here are five key charts that helped to define the economy in 2023.Interest ratesThe Reserve Bank of NZ (RBNZ) made...

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