GDP growth rates have been erratic because of the stop-go effects of lockdowns, but the economy is in reasonable shape to cope with the latest episode.

Unsurprisingly, retail spending fell off a cliff during the latest level four lockdown. Early signs point to a swift recovery, but, inflation may dampen spirits.

The construction industry has been performing strongly in 2021. But the latest COVID-19 outbreak could have a dampening impact on the industry, especially in Auckland.

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