Economics and Trade

Agriculture accounts for almost half of New Zealand's total exports, so we maintain a close interest in domestic and international economic policies that affect our farmers, working hard to ensure that all policy should promote sustainability, productivity, innovation and global competitiveness.  We regularly comment on the economy and we hold positions on fiscal policy, taxation, monetary policy, regulatory policy, banking, overseas investment, and trade policy.  

What's been happening

Federated Farmers Banking Survey May 2021

Posted on 9/06/2021
This report shows the results from the May 2021 Federated Farmers’ Banking survey

The banking survey closes Wednesday

Posted on 10/05/2021
Thanks to the more than 500 farmers who have responded to the Banking Survey for May 2021!!

Submission on Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership Accession

Posted on 3/05/2021
The Federation supports there being a clear and transparent process in place for the accession of new members into the CPTPP. Growing the membership of the CPTPP will contribute towards reinforcing the web of bilateral and multilateral trade agreemen

Economics & Trade Contacts

Nick Clark

Manager General Policy

M: 027 217 6731

Macaulay Jones

Policy Advisor

M: 021 571 853

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