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

Weekly Economics Video Update

16 February:

The US Government is stoking market fears of inflation, causing all manner of market volatility at present. The NZD/USD exchange rate has been caught up, rising unexpectedly above 70 cents. We don’t think that can last, and expect the exchange rate to drop later this year.


9 February:

The RBNZ expects strong economic growth will help it achieve its inflation target. However, we are doubtful that the economy really can sustain 3.4% growth this 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.

2 February:

Last year we worried about adverse growing conditions and falling land prices, and those themes are still around. The big change recently is the recent surge in the New Zealand dollar, which will impact returns for farmers. 

8 December:

Hot dry weather does not bode well for crop production, and could affect market prices for meat and milk. Meanwhile, a rash of farms have been put up for sale and, so far, few buyers have come forward.