Market studies

The Commerce Amendment Act 2018 amended the Commerce Act 1986 (the Commerce Act) to give the Commerce Commission the ability to undertake market studies to determine whether there are any factors that may be impeding competition in a market.

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Market study into residential building supplies

On 21 November 2021, the Government announced that it would undertake a study into competition in New Zealand’s residential building supplies markets.

Market study into supermarkets

On 30 May 2022, the Government released a comprehensive response to improve competition in the retail grocery sector.

Market study into retail fuel

In February 2020, the Government announced its decision to introduce changes to improve competition in the retail fuel market. These changes have been implemented and further improvements are now underway.

About market studies

General information about the market study process and potential outcomes of a study.

Last updated: 17 November 2020