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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 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
Australian Beef and Cattle Report 2016
The Ag Answers December 2016 Australian Cattle and Beef Update reports that the tightening of cattle supplies across Australia has protected domestic markets from softening international prices, and resulted in another year of record high cattle prices.
Download (PDF, 1.5MB) | Published 1 December 2016
Australian Crop Update November 2016
Harvest has commenced in many cropping regions, and the Ag Answers Australian Crop Update reviews what can be expected from the 2016 harvest.
Download (PDF, 1.5MB) | Published 16 November 2016
Australian Sheep Update October 2016
The October 2016 Australian Sheep Update provides producers and industry with a concise summary of trends impacting the Australian sheep sector, including analysis of rainfall, price, production and global and domestic demand.
Download (PDF, 626KB) | Published 27 October 2016
Australian Agri-food trade 2015/16 report
The inaugural Ag Answers Australian Agri-food Trade 2015/16 report provides in-depth analysis into Australia’s agri-food trade performance across nine sectors – cattle and beef, crops, wool and cotton, sheep, milk and milk products, wine, horticulture, sugar and seafood.
Download (PDF, 328KB) | Published 7 October 2016
Australian Cattle Update 2016
The cattle industry sits in a tug-of-war between strong domestic demand for tightening supplies, and softening international markets.
Download (PDF, 689KB) | Published 7 September September 2016
Australian Sheep and Wool Update 2016
The report indicates that Australian lamb and mutton prices and export demand are expected to remain strong this year. Similarly, wool prices have maintained gains made during 2015 and export trends appear set to continue.
Download (PDF, 967KB) | Published 14 July 2016
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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