Hamilton City Quarterly economic monitor - September 2019

Traffic flow

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Highlights for Hamilton City

  • Traffic flows in Hamilton City decreased by -0.7% over the year to September 2019. This compares with an increase of 1.3% in New Zealand.

National overview

Traffic growth continues to moderate, with the number of vehicles on the road rising 1.3%pa over the 12 months to September 2019. Traffic volumes growth has remained below 2% since the end of 2018, with a gradual decline in growth reflective of a long, slow, slowdown in the New Zealand economy. Fuel prices remain at elevated levels, similar to those seen in the June quarter, which has likely remained a restraint on increased vehicle activity. Traffic on the East Coast of the North Island continued to record solid growth in vehicle movements, while Auckland traffic flows increased to 1.0%pa.