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

Farm Confidence Survey is open with a $500 grocery voucher up for Grabs!

Posted on 6/01/2021
Welcome to the January 2021 Federated Farmers Confidence survey...

Plan ahead to reduce impacts of freight disruption

Posted on 21/12/2020
Global supply chains and logistics networks continue to be impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Banking survey opens today - We need your help

Posted on 9/11/2020
Welcome to the first Federated Farmers Banking Survey for November 2020...

Economics & Trade Contacts

Nick Clark

Manager General Policy

M: 027 217 6731

Macaulay Jones

Policy Advisor

M: 021 571 853

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