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New Zealand: Dairy and Products Semi-annual

New Zealand fluid milk production is forecasted to be 21.2 million metric tons (MMT) in the 2024 market year (MY). This is a decrease on the previous 5-year average of ~21.6 MMT, reflecting the decreasing herd numbers and the short-term effects of the following: El Niño weather pattern, softening revenue, high cost of debt servicing, and challenging feed and fertilizer prices.
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New Zealand: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Semi-annual

New Zealand’s apple planted area in the 2023/2024 market year (MY) is forecast to be 9,200 hectares (ha), a substantial drop from 11,000 ha at the start of the 2022/2023 MY. This is due to the impacts of Cyclone Gabrielle, which brought large-scale floodwaters, silt, debris, wind, and surface flooding to the primary apple growing regions of Hawkes Bay and Gisborne.
Food Standards Australia and New Zealand (FSANZ) have updated the laws on allergen labeling for foods sold throughout Australia and New Zealand. The new allergen labeling laws are called PEAL – Plain English Allergen Labelling.
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New Zealand: Livestock and Products Semi-Annual

Following a gradual decline in the national cattle herd over the previous years, breeding cow numbers for beef and dairy are looking to stabilize in 2024. At the end of 2023, a new national coalition government was elected.
New Zealand is about to pass and implement legislation to address one of the most concentrated supermarket sectors in the world.
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New Zealand: New Zealand Fertilizer and Products

In 2022, New Zealand spent the most it has ever in one year on fertilizer imports, at almost NZ$1.5 billion (US$900 million). However, the total volume imported was 250,000 metric tons (MT), less than the historical average of 2.1 million metric tons (MMT).
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New Zealand: Exporter Guide

New Zealand continues to be an important market for U.S. agricultural products. In 2022, New Zealand’s imports grew to a record US$ 629 million of U.S. agricultural products. Despite its relatively small population, the country is already a top...
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New Zealand: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In New Zealand, genetically engineered (GE) products are regulated under the 1996 Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act (HSNO) and administered by the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA). On October 14, 2023, New Zealand held a general...
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New Zealand: New Zealand Wood Products and Forestry Report

In recent years, wood logs and processed wood products exports have accounted for seven percent of New Zealand's commodity exports. Approximately 38 percent of New Zealand’s landmass features native and exotic forestry; of this area, production forestry currently covers 6.5 percent or 1.8 million hectares of the country.
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New Zealand: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

New Zealand apple-planted area in the 2023/2024 market year is forecast to drop substantially from 11,000 ha to 9,200 ha.
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New Zealand: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

The Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional (HRI) sector is rising again in New Zealand. This latest development is especially true of the tourism and hospitality sectors.
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New Zealand: Dairy and Products Annual

New Zealand fluid milk production in 2024 is forecast to decline by 0.5 percent to 21.4 million metric tons (MMT). This situation results from recent decreases in farm gate milk price forecasts, as well as rising interest rates, which are expected to...