Bite-sized video updates on the New Zealand economy and markets.

Weekly Economics Video Update

20 July:

We are finally starting to see clear signs that inflation is heading up towards the Reserve Bank’s 2% target. That leaves us more comfortable with the balance between long term and short term interest rates than we have been for a long time.

13 July:

Consumers were notably more subdued over the first half of 2018, a change that didn’t come as a surprise to us. We also wouldn’t be surprised to see households’ fortunes improve in the second half of this year, as increased government spending kicks in. 

Monthly Agri Economic Insights

We hope you find these updates helpful in shaping a view of what's in store for you beyond the farm gate.

6 July:

Global dairy prices have fallen over the past month, partly due to the US-initiated trade war. Our $6.40 forecast for the farmgate milk price is looking more realistic than the processors’ bullish forecasts.

8 June:

This month’s agri update covers Fonterra’s bullish forecasts for milk prices, Mycoplasma bovis, and the fortunes of the forestry and wood processing sectors.