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Phin Ziebell

Phin Ziebell

Senior Analyst, Economics

“Responsible for analysing and reporting on the trends and developments in the agribusiness industry, working in conjunction with bankers in NAB’s Agribusiness division.”

Phin is NAB's Agribusiness Economist. He is responsible for analysing and reporting on the trends and developments in the agribusiness industry and works closely in conjunction with bankers in NAB’s Agribusiness division.

Phin graduated with bachelor degrees in Commerce and Arts from the University of Melbourne and joined NAB in mid-2014. He was previously an economist at the Victorian Department of Primary Industries and Victorian Treasury.

RECENTLY PUBLISHED ARTICLES

Resilient cattle and lamb prices sustain flat NAB Rural Commodities Index.

The NAB Rural Commodities Index rose 0.5% in June.

Horticulture exports grow to rival Australian lamb and dairy.

Cattle markets and southern rain stabilises NAB’s Rural Commodities Index

Overall, the NAB Rural Commodities Index rose 1.1% in April, largely reflecting higher cattle, lamb, dairy and cotton prices, offsetting further declines in grain.

Overall, the NAB Rural Commodities Index fell 2.7% in March, largely reflecting lower cattle, grain and fruit prices.

Overall, the NAB Rural Commodities Index gained 0.2% in February – “above water” only due to strong gains in fruit and vegetables, dairy and to a lesser extent wool and sugar.

Global Dairy Trade auction results have seen some upside since December after a fairly weak run over much of 2018.

Harvest is now underway for 2018-19 winter crop, a season which will likely go down as one of the most mixed in years.

The NAB Rural Commodities Index rose 1.8% in October, following a 6.5% jump in September.

The Victorian economy has been one of Australia’s fastest growing this year. Given the scope of construction projects now ramping up it’s likely transport infrastructure spending will continue to contribute strongly to Victorian growth over the next year.

The NAB Rural Commodities Index rose 6.5% in September, recording the biggest monthly gain since December 2010.

The NAB Rural Commodities Index was up 0.7% in August, with grain, lamb and wool prices on the rise, but cattle and dairy lower. Continued drought conditions in the east is likely to see elevated grain prices but lower cattle prices.

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