The New Zealand economy issued the consumer price index quarterly reading which came out at 0.4% during the third quarter of the year, compared with a previous reading 1.0% in the second quarter, while the anticipations referred to 0.7%.

In the year to the September 2011 quarter, the New Zealand consumer price index (CPI) retreated to 4.6%, from a 5.3% surge last year, while the expectations estimated of 4.9%.