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

Weekly Economics Video Update

17 May:

There has been a new flush of price weakness in the housing market, net migration has had a bit of a second wind, and the tariff wars seem to be kicking off again.

10 May:

The RBNZ has cut the OCR and sounds 50/50 about whether are follow up cut will be required. Lower interest rates, combined with the cancellation of capital gains tax, will be very stimulatory for the housing market.

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.

3 May:

The boom exports of agricultural products to China is not over, but it may be slowing. China’s population growth and economy have slowed, other countries are pursuing free trade agreements with China, and China’s own agricultural production is maturing. 

5 April:

The global economic slowdown is likely to impact prices for key New Zealand agri products, but only modestly. We expect dairy auction prices to retreat from their current high levels. Even so, we are looking at a farmgate milk price of $7.00 for next season.