21 Apr 2016

Consumer confidence continues to climb

1:45 pm on 21 April 2016

Consumer confidence remains upbeat with the latest survey showing people are still happy to spend money.

The ANZ-Roy Morgan Consumer Confidence Index rose from 118 in March to 120 this month.

A reading over 100 indicates optimism.

The index showed eight percent of people felt better off than a year ago.

Optimism about the economy in the short term had risen to a five-month high.

House price expectations rose close to a 12-month high, led by Auckland.