Half Year Fiscal Update

The 2012 Half Year Economic and Fiscal Update has just come out. A couple of interesting graphs from Bill English’s presentation.

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It is worth considering that the reduction in spending has occurred despite the Christchurch earthquakes. Spending at 35% of GDP is not sustainable, and in my opinion needs to get below 30%.

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The turn about in household debt or savings is the reversal of a 15 year trend. It reflects the new world we are in.

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