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Rural Bank Insights
Subscribe to Rural Bank Insights to receive our newsletter, which includes the latest economic and agri-sector outlooks. Subscribers will also receive periodic news, weather updates and industry reports from Ag Answers and event updates from Rural Bank.
Ag Answers is a specialist insights division of Rural Finance and Rural Bank. Ag Answers provides research and analysis into commodities, farmland values, farm business performance and topical agricultural issues to support farmers in making good business decisions on the farm.
Australian Crop Annual Review 2018
Drought and dry conditions have resulted in Australian winter crop production falling to the lowest levels in a decade
Download (PDF, 2MB) | Published 29 October 2018
Australian Agricultural Trade Annual Review 2017/18
Australian agri-food exports have grown for the eighth consecutive year
Download (PDF, 2MB) | Published 19 September 2018
Australian Dairy Annual Review
This year's Australian Dairy Annual Review forecasts a positive outlook for growth and profitability in the sector
Download (PDF, 2.5MB) | Published 14 August 2018
Australian Lamb and Sheep Meat Annual Review
2018 outlook for lamb and sheep meat industry remains positive.
Download (PDF, 2.5MB) | Published 6 July 2018
Australian Farmland Values 2017
This year’s report shows that Australian farmland values continued to rise in 2017.
Download (PDF, 5.11MB) | Published 1 June 2018
Australian Wool Annual Review 2018
Aussie wool to continue to ride high.
Download (PDF, 2MB) | Published 4 April 2018
Australian Horticulture Annual Review 2018
Fruit and vegetable prices across Australia are expected to rise in 2018.
Download (PDF, 3.1MB) | Published 20 February 2018
Australian Wool Update December 2017
Australian wool growers are receiving some of the best returns that they have had in decades...
Download (PDF, 776KB) | Published 11 December 2017
Australian Cattle Annual Review 2017
Cattle prices to settle above long term average in late 2018.
Download (PDF, 4MB) | Published 23 November 2017
Australian Dairy Update November 2017
Despite softening global dairy prices, the volume of Australian milk powder exports have increased.
Download (PDF, 692KB) | Published 31 October 2017
Australian Sheep Update October 2017
Exports have increased 24 per cent year-on-year, driven by the value of lamb exports.
Download (PDF, 675KB) | Published 23 October 2017
Australian Crop Annual Review 2017
National crop production forecast to reduce by a third.
Download (PDF, 2.2MB) | Published 13 October 2017
Australian Agriculture Trade Performance 2016/17 Report
Total value of Australian agriculture exports increases for the seventh consecutive year.
Download (PDF, 418KB) | Published 27 September 2017
Australian Horticulture Update August 2017
The Vegetable Price Index was up just over 11%.
Download (PDF, 600KB) | Published 18 August 2017
Australian Sheep Annual Review
The Australian sheep industry is continuing to go from strength to strength off the back of increased prices, production and exports.
Download (PDF, 1.1MB) | Published 7 August 2017
Australian Cattle Update August 2017
The Australian cattle industry is now sitting in a position not seen since 2014
Download (PDF, 650KB) | Published 4 August 2017
Australian Farmland Values Report 2016
This year’s findings underline the resounding strength of Australian farmland value.
Download (PDF, 1.7MB) | Published 15 May 2017
Australian Horticultural Report 2017
Australian horticulture producers have started the year on the back of a positive 2016, which saw increased yields and higher prices.
Download (PDF, 1.2MB) | Published 23 March 2017
Australian Wool Update 2017
Wool prices have begun strongly in 2017, with fine and medium wool prices eclipsing five-and-a half year highs.
Download (PDF, 662KB) | Published 23 February 2017
Australian Crop Update 2017
Expected to exceed 53 million tonnes, the 2016/17 harvest is set to be the highest on record and 34 per cent higher than last season.
Download (PDF, 660KB) | Published 10 February 2017
Australian Cattle Report 2017
The majority of Australian cattle producers will enter 2017 in a good position after receiving high prices in 2016.
Download (PDF, 665KB) | Published 25 January 2017
Weekly Economic Commentary
Each week, Rural Bank Treasury publishes a newsletter on current economic data and impacts on local market activity, including interest rates. The weekly report comprises of:
- An economic data roundup for the week
- Key data releases for the coming week
- Economic commentary, including currency and equities positions
- Interest rate positions
- A Chart of the Week
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