Find all 'Situation and outlook for primary industries' (SOPI) reports since 2012.
About SOPI reports
Read SOPI reports to find out about:
- the performance of New Zealand’s primary industry sectors
- markets for our primary sector products
- developments in the primary industries, such as free trade agreements, biosecurity responses, strategic direction, and farming practices.
Since 2017, the Economic Intelligence Unit publishes SOPI 4 times a year. Major reports are released in June and December, with briefer updates in March and September.
Before this, SOPI reports were published annually or twice a year.
Download a SOPI report
Under normal circumstances, MPI would have released a new edition of the situation and outlook for primary industries (SOPI) report in June 2020. However, the COVID-19 pandemic means the situation changes on an almost daily basis. The outlook for our sectors is more uncertain than ever before so we decided to delay the release of our usual forecasting document. Instead, MPI has prepared a report on how COVID-19 has disrupted New Zealand's primary industry exports. This shows that, in general, primary sector exports are holding up well. This is primarily due to the New Zealand dollar weakening against the United States dollar.
Read this Chinese language report for up-to-date information about the performance of New Zealand’s primary sectors.