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

Weekly Economics Video Update

19 January:

Business confidence has fallen, not all of which can be put down to displeasure at the new government. There are also signs of growth slowing after a strong run in recent years.


22 December:

Stats NZ has rewritten history, with GDP growth now estimated at closer to 4% per annum in recent years, rather than 2.5% to 3%. This actually solves a number of puzzles about the economy, and extinguishes the “productivity recession” in a puff of statistical smoke.

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.

8 December:

Hot dry weather does not bode well for crop production, and could affect market prices for meat and milk. Meanwhile, a rash of farms have been put up for sale and, so far, few buyers have come forward.


3 November:

New Zealand is going to commit to net zero carbon emissions by 2050. That target makes it inevitable that agriculture will be included in the Emissions Trading Scheme.