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ChristchurchNZ is an authoritative city voice for economic development, insight, and analysis.
Through regular publications and live monitoring of the Christchurch and Canterbury economy, ChristchurchNZ provides guidance and direction to ensure sustained prosperity for those that call this place home.
See below for interactive economic data, as well as links to our regular reports and research.
Latest Economics Updates
The move from Alert Level 3 to Alert Level 2 in mid-May prompted an increase in spending across Ōtautahi Christchurch.
This week’s retail report is of interest as it covers the first week that is fully within alert level two, since leaving alert level three.
Compared to previous week, retail spending volumes were up 25.8 percentage points for the week ending 17 May 2020.
We are doubling down on efforts to encourage residents to support local businesses, and Kiwis to explore Canterbury and the surrounding area…
Retail spending in Greater Christchurch increased by 10 percentage points in the first week of Alert Level 3.
Spending in Christchurch’s central city core was down 24 per cent to $15m in March 2020, compared to the same month last year.
Retail spending in Greater Christchurch grinds to halt thanks to COVID-19. Find out which sectors are facing the biggest challenges.
Over 81 per cent of respondents to a recent survey of Canterbury businesses are reporting significant financial impacts from COVID-19.
Canterbury's manufacturing industry worth $4.1 billion and providing 36,000 jobs is under strain due to COVID-19.
Canterbury's construction industry worth $304m a month and supporting nearly 30,000 jobs is badly under strain due to COVID-19.
Airbnb Final Report
The University of Canterbury and ChristchurchNZ jointly investigated the Canterbury Airbnb sector. ChristchurchNZ undertook a quantitative analysis of Airbnb and formal accommodation sector while the University of Canterbury interviewed a range of stakeholders to understand the perceptions of the Airbnb sector and its impact on the formal accommodation sector.