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

Weekly Economics Video Update

21 February:

House price inflation has picked up as we have been forecasting, and we expect further increases through the first half of the year. However, house price growth is set to slow again through the back half of the year as mortgage rates start to rise. Meanwhile, drought conditions are having a severe impact on parts of the country, adding to the downside risk for economic growth in early 2020.

14 February:

Daily new cases of Coronavirus are diminishing. Anything could happen, but the smart money in financial markets is now betting that the virus will fade. Meanwhile, the RBNZ has gone to an on hold OCR outlook, but we still see scope for a cut later in the year. 

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.

4 October:

Chinese demand for New Zealand’s agricultural exports has held up better than expected, even as the wider economy has been hurt by the trade war with the US. 

6 September:

The Interim Climate Change Commission has recommended how to bring agriculture within New Zealand’s effort to become a low-carbon economy. This month we discuss the implications for farmers.