New Zealand consumer confidence has dropped to a six-year low of 103.5 in the third quarter, according to the Westpac McDermott Miller Consumer Confidence survey.
That was down from 108.6 in the previous quarter.
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The drop in confidence was most acute in Auckland, where Westpac economists said the slowdown in the housing market and rising fuel prices were likely hitting households.
A reading above 100 indicates more optimists than pessimists.