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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: May 2024

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: May 2024

27 May 2024

The NAB Rural Commodities Index increased by 3.2% month-on-month in April, after slipping 5.7% month-on-month in March.The index is around levels seen in April 2023.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: May 2024

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: March 2024

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: March 2024

25 March 2024

The NAB Rural Commodities Index increased for the fourth month in a row in February . The index increased 2.2% month on month, and is back around levels last seen in April 2023.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: March 2024

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How Greenham helps beef producers tap into premium market

How Greenham helps beef producers tap into premium market

14 March 2024

Hitting agri sustainability standards needn’t be hard. Beef processor and exporter Greenham is working with producers to make compliance simpler and deliver tangible on-farm benefits that make the ROI worth the effort.

How Greenham helps beef producers tap into premium market

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A changing landscape

A changing landscape

14 March 2024

Download the latest NAB Regional and Agribusiness Horizons Report for data-led insights on the state of play in regional and rural Australia.

A changing landscape

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: February 2024

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: February 2024

19 February 2024

The NAB Rural Commodities Index in January increased for the third month in a row. The index increased 2.2% month-on-month, and is back around levels seen in May 2023.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: February 2024

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: December 2023

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: December 2023

20 December 2023

The NAB Rural Commodities Index increased in November after declining for each of the past thirteen months. The index increased 3.5% month on month, retracing its October fall to be slightly above its September level.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: December 2023

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: November 2023

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: November 2023

20 November 2023

The NAB Rural Commodities Index eased further in October, having now declined for each of the past twelve months. Our index fell by 1.8% mom, leaving it 35.0% below the peak for rural prices in June 2022.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: November 2023

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: October 2023

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: October 2023

16 October 2023

The NAB Rural Commodities Index continued to fall in September –the eleventh month in a row it has declined –down by 4.6% mom. The index is now 34% below the peak in rural prices back in June 2022.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: October 2023

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: August 2023

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: August 2023

15 August 2023

The NAB Rural Commodities Index continued to decline in July – down by 2.1% mom. This was the ninth month in a row to record declines, with the index now 29.6% below the peaks recorded in June 2022.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: August 2023

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: July 2023

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: July 2023

17 July 2023

The NAB Rural Commodities Index fell again in June, down 2.2%, having recorded eight consecutive monthly declines. The index is now 28.1% below June 2022 levels.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: July 2023

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: June 2023

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: June 2023

21 June 2023

The NAB Rural Commodities Index has continued to fall over autumn and into winter, largely reflecting steep declines in cattle and lamb prices.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: June 2023

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From strength to strength

From strength to strength

1 June 2023

Download the latest NAB Regional and Agribusiness Horizons Report for data-led insights on the state of play in regional and rural Australia.

From strength to strength

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New opportunities for regional professional service firms

New opportunities for regional professional service firms

28 March 2023

There’s never been a better time for regional professional services firms to take on their city counterparts. From new recruitment models to technological advances and more, here’s how to make the most of the opportunity.

New opportunities for regional professional service firms

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SCIG rises to challenge of workforce recruitment

SCIG rises to challenge of workforce recruitment

10 January 2023

For a business that started from a ute, Southern Cross Industrial Group has come a long way. A big reason for its success is its laser focus on attracting and developing the best talent.

SCIG rises to challenge of workforce recruitment

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Why supplier trust is a priority for ACM

Why supplier trust is a priority for ACM

10 January 2023

Honesty, transparency, integrity: that’s the mantra Australian Consolidated Milk brings to its relationship with suppliers and it’s paying off in trust and loyalty.

Why supplier trust is a priority for ACM

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: August 2022

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: August 2022

10 September 2022

Australian agricultural commodity prices have continued to unwind, posting a second month of lower prices as measured by NAB’s Rural Commodities Index. This comes against a backdrop of continued excellent seasonal conditions, but elevated input costs and rapidly rising interest rates to control global inflation.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: August 2022

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MT: UK and Europe move from bad to worse, RBA today

MT: UK and Europe move from bad to worse, RBA today

6 September 2022

Eurozone bonds yields and stocks falling on the latest jump in energy prices – both oil and gas – following confirmation the NordSteeam1 gas pipeline will remain shut while Russian sanctions are in place.

MT: UK and Europe move from bad to worse, RBA today
Markets Today: Putin ends Goldilocks moment

Markets Today: Putin ends Goldilocks moment

5 September 2022

A goldilocks payrolls report failed to support risk assets on Friday, with equities and the USD quickly reversing on news that Russia was not restarting gas flows through the Nord Stream pipeline

Markets Today: Putin ends Goldilocks moment
NAB Regional Supply Chain Insights

NAB Regional Supply Chain Insights

31 August 2022

Hear from business experts on supply chain issues and opportunities - the impact on regional & agribusinesses, and how businesses are adapting

NAB Regional Supply Chain Insights

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Livestock in focus

Livestock in focus

27 July 2022

Podcast: Livestock solutions 101 - to help take advantage of a strong outlook.

Livestock in focus

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: July 2022

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: July 2022

21 July 2022

The last month has brought big changes for Australian agriculture, with global growth concerns hitting many commodity prices, but seasonal conditions still mostly supportive and further signs that input costs are stabilising.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: July 2022

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: June 2022

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: June 2022

28 June 2022

Since last month’s wrap, we have seen further gains in most agricultural commodity prices, tentative signs of a stabilisation in fertiliser prices, combined with a lower AUD and a weakening global growth outlook.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: June 2022

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Australia’s regional consumers in focus

Australia’s regional consumers in focus

28 June 2022

In this excerpt from the new NAB Regional & Agribusiness Horizons Report Dean Pearson, Head of Behavioural & Industry Economics at NAB, highlights key differences in attitudes and behaviours among city, regional and rural dwellers – including the finding that rural and regional Australians are happier.

Australia’s regional consumers in focus

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Land of Opportunity

Land of Opportunity

25 May 2022

Download NAB’s Regional & Agribusiness Horizons Report for compelling new insights into regional and rural Australia.

Land of Opportunity

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: May 2022

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: May 2022

17 May 2022

Since last month’s wrap, we have seen three key changes, namely more rain forecast, ongoing inflationary pressures making central banks more hawkish and a materially weaker global economic outlook.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: May 2022

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Property Insights Webinar

Property Insights Webinar

15 February 2022

Peter Loukas, Property Executive NAB presents his insights on the residential property survey.

Property Insights Webinar

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Flavorite sons just keep on growing

Flavorite sons just keep on growing

8 February 2022

Twenty-nine years ago, when their first ever tomato crop was destroyed by rain and hail, Warren Nichol and Mark Millis were convinced there must be a better way.

Flavorite sons just keep on growing
Regional revolution: Why the pressure’s on rural Australia

Regional revolution: Why the pressure’s on rural Australia

16 November 2021

Call it a treechange, call it a search for opportunity… whatever the reason, many Australians are swapping the city for a rural idyll. Regional Australia Institute CEO Liz Ritchie discusses the implications and opportunities of this migration.

Regional revolution: Why the pressure’s on rural Australia

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NAB Cyber Security Insights Webinar

NAB Cyber Security Insights Webinar

21 October 2021

Cybercriminals are targeting Australian businesses at unprecedented rates, and a strong cyber security program has never been more important.

NAB Cyber Security Insights Webinar

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: October 2021

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: October 2021

21 October 2021

The good news just keeps rolling on for Australian agriculture, with already very good seasonal conditions boosted by the increasing possibility of a La Nina event, combined with ongoing commodity price strength.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: October 2021

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Recognising Rural Women in 2021

Recognising Rural Women in 2021

15 October 2021

Hear from NAB and Industry leaders who share their views on women adapting to change in Regional Australia. Watch now.

Recognising Rural Women in 2021

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: September 2021

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: September 2021

23 September 2021

COVID 19 continues to be the main driver of growth both in the recovery phase and as the Delta variant spreads. With vaccines looking promising 2021 looks like being a bounce back year.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: September 2021

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: June 2021

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: June 2021

22 June 2021

Agricultural commodity prices continue to perform generally very well, rounding out a generally strong period for many agricultural producers.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: June 2021

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Currency spotlight: Yen

Currency spotlight: Yen

19 March 2021

This podcast focuses on the Japanese Yen – what’s been happening over the last 12 months and NAB’s forecast.

Currency spotlight: Yen
Why agribusiness succession planning should start now

Why agribusiness succession planning should start now

18 December 2020

Generational wealth transfer can be a challenge for any family but on the land the stakes can be even higher. Here, expert advisers reveal why it’s never been more important for agribusiness owners to start planning for the next generation.

Why agribusiness succession planning should start now

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NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: February 2020

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: February 2020

12 February 2020

Good January rainfall across key agricultural production areas drove the NAB Rural Commodities Index 4.6% higher this month, despite the impact of bushfires and coronavirus.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: February 2020
NAB Agribusiness Banker Survey: August 2019

NAB Agribusiness Banker Survey: August 2019

10 September 2019

Our third Agribusiness Banker Survey brings a somewhat more encouraging headline figure for agribusiness conditions, although conditions in NSW and to a lesser extent Queensland remain challenging. Spring rain is sorely needed to see an improvement.

NAB Agribusiness Banker Survey: August 2019
NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: May 2019

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: May 2019

13 May 2019

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.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: May 2019
State Economic Handbook: April 2019

State Economic Handbook: April 2019

18 April 2019

Deterioration in conditions in most states, with current momentum negative. Household sector weakness evident, investment still ok (outside mining), while agri. facing easing prices and needs rain. Housing sector downturn, population growth centred on the eastern states, agricultural prices easing.

State Economic Handbook: April 2019
NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: March 2019

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: March 2019

26 March 2019

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.

NAB Rural Commodities Wrap: March 2019
In Focus: Dairy January 2019

In Focus: Dairy January 2019

22 January 2019

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

In Focus: Dairy January 2019
Trailblazing farmers

Trailblazing farmers

20 November 2018

Technology in agriculture – ‘agtech’ – brings endless innovations to Australian farms. And despite cost challenges, it can improve the bottom line.

Trailblazing farmers
Using heritage for 21st century export success

Using heritage for 21st century export success

13 September 2018

Rutherglen’s Campbells Wines has lived through the global rise, fall and resurrection of the Australian wine industry. Current head of the winery Colin Campbell discusses how this fifth-generation business structures itself for export success in the 21st century.

Using heritage for 21st century export success
Listening and responding to regional Australia

Listening and responding to regional Australia

13 September 2018

NAB customer and former Deputy Prime Minister, John Anderson has joined NAB’s regional listening tour, conducting community consultations across regional Australia, starting with a visit to Gunnedah in the drought-stricken region in northern NSW.

Listening and responding to regional Australia
NAB Monthly Business Survey: August 2018

NAB Monthly Business Survey: August 2018

11 September 2018

The business conditions index rose by 2pts to +15 index points in August, recovering some of the ground lost in recent months. Business confidence fell 3pts to +4 index points and is now below average.

NAB Monthly Business Survey: August 2018
Fundamentals are good for Australian Agriculture

Fundamentals are good for Australian Agriculture

27 August 2018

The nation’s thoughts are with drought-afflicted farmers. As distressing as their current circumstances are, the encouraging news is that underlying economic conditions remain positive and will help them bounce back once the drought breaks.

Fundamentals are good for Australian Agriculture
NAB Monthly Business Survey: July 2018

NAB Monthly Business Survey: July 2018

14 August 2018

The business conditions index fell by 2pts to +12 index points in July, continuing its run of declines since April. Business confidence ticked up 1pt to +7 index points, an around average level.

NAB Monthly Business Survey: July 2018
NAB Monthly Business Survey: June 2018

NAB Monthly Business Survey: June 2018

10 July 2018

The business conditions index ticked up by 1pt to +15 index points in June, after easing in the previous month. The business confidence edged down 1pts to +6 index points, to be around its long-run average level.

NAB Monthly Business Survey: June 2018