Page updated: 5 January 2021
At present, COVID-19 dominates most analyses of both the global economy and New Zealand's own economic fortunes.
There is a very good reason for this: COVID-19 has had an enormous impact on economies all around the world and its impact will continue to be felt for years to come.
In this context, it is easy to miss out the subtler, or more fundamental, economic drivers that were in place before COVID-19 and are likely to resume (even if in modified form) after it.
So, to ensure we cover both the current and more fundamental economic trends that could impact on the SAR sector, this section is divided into two parts.