We look at broad movements in the aggregated financial statistics of businesses and are surprised at what we find.

GDP shrank by 0.2 percent in the March 2022 quarter. Omicron-related factors continue to cloud the outlook.

The value of both exports and imports has been rising, but export volumes are dropping. The result is that the balance of trade has slipped further into deficit.

BERL is the leading provider of a broad range of economic research, analysis, advice and consultancy for business enterprises, organisations, iwi, institutions, community groups, industry associations and public sector clients in New Zealand.

Our latest mahi

Te Ōhanga Māori

As we look to the future of work there is a need for agility, adaptability and shifting mindsets if we are to build sustainable and resilient career paths.


Demand for aged residential care is forecast to increase by an estimated 15,000 beds by 2030 but an unsustainable funding model is threatening fair access to care.

Our latest pro bono


A series that shares the common themes that were discussed at our green pro bono focus groups.


Our final article in our pro-bono series on kaupapa, accountability, and value takes a look back.