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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 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

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.
PDF Icon  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.
PDF Icon  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.
PDF Icon  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

Latest Issues

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