Net migration hit a post COVID-19 border closure high of 1,130 in the month of August 2020.

By the end of 2020, the RBNZ intends to create an expanded Funding for Lending Programme to provide low-cost funding for banks to lend to households and businesses.

Unofficial datasets show that job numbers in New Zealand have been steady, despite COVID-19. However, there are some clouds on the horizon.

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


Assessing the existing and potential future economic roles and functions of the Hamilton-Waikato Metropolitan Area.


Wellington City Mission's Whakamaru given $10 million shovel-ready grant.

Our latest Foundation research


Low interest rates, increasing unemployment and reduced risk appetites for lending are creating an environment to grow wealth inequality.


As part of BERL’s pro-bono mahi, we are taking a deeper look at how the kaupapa of organisations may be more explicitly communicated and understood.