Hamilton City Quarterly economic monitor - December 2019

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Highlights for Hamilton City

  • Traffic flows in Hamilton City decreased by -0.2% over the year to December 2019. This compares with an increase of 1.7% in New Zealand.

National overview

Transport activity showed some strength over the 12 months to December 2019, with traffic growth rising slightly to 1.7%pa. The revival in traffic flows reinforces a view of an economy that may be turning the corner, with more vehicle activity indicating both consumers and businesses are moving about – a good sign for economic growth. Activity on the east coast of the North Island spurred this uptick in traffic growth, with Gisborne, the Hawke’s Bay, and the Bay of Plenty leading the way.