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How Has Coronavirus Impacted Inflation in Q1?

Starts Sunday, April 19, 2020 at 23:45
Updated Monday, April 20, 2020
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Consumer price index CPI inflation has picked up nicely in the last year in New Zealand. It increased by 0.5% in Q1 last year, but growth slowed by one point to 0.4% in Q2. However, inflation jumped higher to 0.9% in Q3, as October's report showed, beating expectations of 0.7%, which were already pretty high. Although, in Q4 inflation slowed down considerably, only growing by 0.1%. In Q1 of this year, inflation was expected to improve and increase by 0.3%, but it remained unchanged at 0.1% again. In Q2, inflation picked up by 0.6% as expected and it increased further by 0.7% in Q3. In Q4 of 2019, CPI cooled off to 0.5%. The outbreak of coronavirus should have had an effect inflation in New Zealand, but let's see if the effect is positive or negative. Please follow us for live coverage of this event by experienced market analysts. 

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About CPI (QoQ) (New Zealand)
A key measurement of inflation, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) influences public sentiment and monetary policy of the Reserve Bank of New Zealand (RBNZ) toward the Kiwi. It measures the pricing changes of a fixed basket of goods and services over time.Derived by Statistics New Zealand, the CPI (QoQ) is released four times per year. Strong CPI values are typically viewed as bullish for the NZD, while lagging values are negative. In instances where the CPI is strong, the RBNZ is more likely to tighten monetary policy to control inflationary concerns facing the NZD.
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