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

Weekly Economics Video Update

6 December:

Things are very much panning out as we expected – our more upbeat view was an outlier just a month ago, now it is the consensus. The RBNZ’s bank capital requirements were also as expected. We think the RBNZ is undercooking how costly the requirements will be, but that won’t become apparent for years.

29 November:

New data is highlighting surprising facts about New Zealand’s population. Auckland is not as big as previously thought, and the population is not aging in the way people often think.

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.