Video updates

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

Weekly Economics Video Update

28 February:

Drought and Coronavirus are set to whack the economy. We are now forecasting zero economic growth in the March 2020 quarter. We expect the economy will remain below-par in June, with a recovery to begin from September. However, this is all based on uncertain assumptions about what happens with Coronavirus.

21 February:

House price inflation has picked up as we have been forecasting, and we expect further increases through the first half of the year. However, house price growth is set to slow again through the back half of the year as mortgage rates start to rise. Meanwhile, drought conditions are having a severe impact on parts of the country, adding to the downside risk for economic growth in early 2020.

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.