Wednesday, 11 September 2019 12:55

Farmer confidence lagging, but...

The latest survey of farmer confidence from Federated Farmers does not make pretty reading, says BNZ senior economic Doug Steel.

But it's not all doom and gloom.

Published in General News
Thursday, 29 August 2019 08:41

A fair go — Editorial

OPINION: If you borrow money from the bank, it holds a grip (‘death pledge’) over you.

Published in Opinion
Tuesday, 25 June 2019 09:55

$7 payout still on the cards

Economists are still sticking to a 2019/20 season forecast of around $7/kgMS despite the 3.8% drop in the Global Dairy Trade overall price index last week.

Published in General News

Was last week’s 3.4% drop in the Global Dairy Trade overall price index a warning sign or a temporary dip? Economists are divided.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 14 May 2019 10:27

Optimism for the new season

The Global Dairy Trade (GDT) price index rose just 0.4% last week, but positive indicators will maintain market optimism for the new season, says BNZ senior economist Doug Steel.

Published in General News
Thursday, 18 April 2019 07:55

Mixed signals — despite high prices

The rural property market is lacking ‘zing’ despite high primary product prices and low interest rates, says BNZ’s agribusiness report Rural Wrap.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 March 2019 10:31

$7-plus payout could be on the cards

The farmgate milk price could possibly rise beyond $7/kgMS in the 2019-20 season.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 12 February 2019 08:55

Prices rise more and sharper

Dairy prices extended and quickened their ascent at last week’s GDT auction and were stronger than anticipated, says BNZ senior economist Doug Steel.

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 February 2019 10:39

More milk means lower prices

Strong milk production in New Zealand is putting downward pressure on global dairy prices.

Published in General News
Thursday, 07 February 2019 09:47

Too many eggs in China's basket?

China's market share of NZ’s primary exports is material and raises the issue of concentration risk, says BNZ rural economist Doug Steel.

Published in General News
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