Land-based industries resilient during NZ’s lockdown

An Infrastructure News article.

A new report from the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) says land-based industries like livestock, forestry, and agriculture were resilient during New Zealand’s lockdown period earlier this year.

The report says these fields survived and are coping with a number of uniquely New Zealand-based strengths, along with other factors beyond the country’s control. For example, the paper cites a mixture of strong demand from Asia, flexible supply chains that suit commodity products, and strong institutions that govern food processing have all contributed to New Zealand’s strong trading results throughout the COVID-19 pandemic so far.

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