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

New-Season Farm Confidence Report - July 2022

Posted on 3/08/2022
This report summarises the July 2022 Federated Farmers’ New-Season Farm Confidence survey results. The survey is undertaken twice a year (January and July); this is the 27th iteration.

Submission on the Five-Yearly Review of the Remit that Guides Monetary Policy Decisions

Posted on 11/07/2022
Federated Farmers of New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to submit to the Reserve Bank on the five-yearly review of the Remit that guides monetary policy decisions.

Submission on Overseas Investment Forestry Amendment Bill

Posted on 20/06/2022
Central government policies artificially encouraging forestry have been of growing concern to our farming members over recent years.

Economics & Trade Contacts

Nick Clark

Manager General Policy

M: 027 217 6731

Macaulay Jones

Policy Advisor

M: 021 571 853

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