Hamilton City Quarterly economic monitor - June 2019

Traffic flow

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Highlights for Hamilton City

  • Traffic flows in Hamilton City decreased by -0.8% over the year to June 2019. This compares with an increase of 1.5% in New Zealand.

National overview

The growth in vehicle volumes on New Zealand’s roads continue to soften, with traffic growth slowing back to 1.5%pa over the 12 months to June 2019. Slowing growth in vehicle activity on the roads highlights softer general activity in the economy, consistent with our expectations for slower economic growth. Gisborne saw strong growth over the past year, up 4.4%pa, while growth in traffic flows in Auckland remained constant at 0.8%pa. Traffic flows are also being held back by higher fuel prices, which have increased over 10c/l on average in the June 2019 quarter compared to March, due to oil supply concerns in the Middle East.