The week in numbers
Posted August 3, 2007on:
- Household borrowing accelerated to 13.6%pa in June
- Non-residential consents softened in June, but the June quarter was relatively strong, with Factory and commercial consents elevated
- Residential consents lifted strongly in June, on the back of robust house price growth. Wellington was a top performer
Most of this weeks data was expected. However, after the RBNZ said household borrowing was easing, the continued growth in borrowing came as a surprise.