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

Weekly Economics Video Update

12 October:

Recent months have seen households and businesses becoming increasingly nervous about the state of the economy. But despite such concerns, we’ve actually seen economic activity rolling along, with the Government’s Families Package and lower mortgage rates providing a boost in recent months. 

5 October:

Low business confidence is at least partly a reflection of discomfort with the new Government’s policies. But firms are also concerned about a squeeze on their margins, as fuel and other costs rise. 

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.

5 October:

We have downgraded our milk price forecast on the back of sliding dairy prices in fortnightly GDT auctions. But it’s not just dairy prices that have been coming under pressure. International prices for a number of other key commodity exports have also been sliding.

7 September:

Global prices are falling for many NZ agricultural exports, but the plunging exchange rate is the backstop for rural new Zealand.