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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 Wool Update December 2017

Australian wool growers are receiving some of the best returns that they have had in decades...
PDF Icon  Download (PDF, 776KB) | Published 11 December 2017

Australian Cattle Annual Review 2017

Cattle prices to settle above long term average in late 2018.
PDF Icon  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.
PDF Icon  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.
PDF Icon  Download (PDF, 675KB) | Published 23 October 2017

Australian Crop Annual Review 2017

National crop production forecast to reduce by a third.
PDF Icon  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.
PDF Icon  Download (PDF, 418KB) | Published 27 September 2017

Australian Horticulture Update August 2017

The Vegetable Price Index was up just over 11%.
PDF Icon  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.
PDF Icon  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
PDF Icon  Download (PDF, 650KB) | Published 4 August 2017

Australian Farmland Values Report 2016

This year’s findings underline the resounding strength of Australian farmland value.
PDF Icon  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.
PDF Icon  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.
PDF Icon  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.
PDF Icon  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.
PDF Icon  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

Latest Issues

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