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

Weekly Economic Insight Video

18 December:

As 2020 draws to a close, the New Zealand economy has rebounded by more than expected. And heading into the new year, we’re seeing signs of solid momentum in domestic activity. That’s helping to offset ongoing headwinds in sectors like international tourism.

11 December:

The GDP report for the September quarter and the Government’s fiscal update are both likely to portray an economy that has rapidly rebounded from the Covid-19 lockdown.

Agri Economic Insight Video

We hope you find these updates helpful in shaping a view of what's in store for you beyond the farm gate.

18 December:

Agriculture has proved rock solid over 2020. The star sector has been horticulture, with dairy and viticulture the next best. We expect another solid year for the sector over 2021 as Covid vaccines roll out and global demand rebounds.

4 December:

Financial markets have surged on the back of Covid vaccine news. Closer to home, this week’s dairy auction price lift is the first evidence of this effect in action in our agricultural markets. We wait and see if the good news flows through to our other agricultural markets.