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

Weekly Economics Video Update

10 August:

For a year now we have been warning that GDP growth would fall disappoint the bullish expectations of the RBNZ and Treasury. The pieces of that puzzle have fallen into place. This week the RBNZ downgraded its growth forecasts, and consequently downgraded their interest rate forecast. We are now left wondering whether they went too far.

3 August:

Business confidence surveys are painting a dire picture. But the latest labour market surveys show that businesses are still hiring, even if the pace of growth has peaked.

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 August:

This month’s video provides an update on dairy market developments and takes a look at growth in the kiwifruit industry.

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.