Inflation

 

Inflation1945

Stats NZ have published the latest CPI and remains at 0.9%. The graph above shows what has been since WWII. It is due to that we are no longer competitive as an exporter unless the dollar is lower.

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And inflation since 1990, showing the tail end of the 4th Labour Government, and those since.

Inflation over each three year term has been:

  • 1991 – 1993 3.7%
  • 1994 – 1996 8.5%
  • 1997 – 1999 1.7%
  • 2000 – 2002 8.7%
  • 2003 – 2005 7.6%
  • 2006 – 2008 9.5%
  • 2009 – 2011 8.0% (includes GST increase)
  • 2012 0.9% (for one year)

Printing money to fuel inflation is like a sugar fix. It gives you a temporary rush, but makes you sicker in the long term.

 

 

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