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Monthly inflation reporting would be ‘absolutely beneficial’

WATCH: Dollars & Sense debates why more inflation data is essential to keep up with the economic play.

WATCH: Dollars & Sense debates the need for regular inflation data.

Key points
  • What’s at stake: More regular inflation data could help better understand the economy and make better monetary policy decisions, Dollars & Sense debaters say.
  • Background: RBNZ chief economist Paul Conway repeated a call for more regular inflation data during a speech last month. Stats NZ currently publishes a monthly snapshot of about 45% of the CPI basket. 
  • Main players: RBNZ, Paul Conway, Christian Hawkesby, Stats NZ, Westpac, Kelly Eckhold, Otago Business School, Dr Murat Ungor, Moody’s Analytics, Shannon Nicoll, Dr Oliver Hartwich.

 

Data agency Statistics New Zealand should put priority on monthly CPI inflation data to help inform of prices movements more regularly, Dollars & Sense debaters argue.

Last month, Reserve Bank chief economist Paul Conway repeated a call for monthly inflation data. He spoke about inflation and the

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Jonathan Mitchell Tue, 02 Jul 2024
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Key points
  • What’s at stake: More regular inflation data could help better understand the economy and make better monetary policy decisions, Dollars & Sense debaters say.
  • Background: RBNZ chief economist Paul Conway repeated a call for more regular inflation data during a speech last month. Stats NZ currently publishes a monthly snapshot of about 45% of the CPI basket. 
  • Main players: RBNZ, Paul Conway, Christian Hawkesby, Stats NZ, Westpac, Kelly Eckhold, Otago Business School, Dr Murat Ungor, Moody’s Analytics, Shannon Nicoll, Dr Oliver Hartwich.

 

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