New Zealand

U.S. Trade with New Zealand in 2022

Export Market Rank
#42 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$519.09 Million
3-Year Average
$532.63 Million
Compound Average Growth
1.7% (2013-2022)
Total Export Value 2013 - 2022
Export Value by Commodity 2022

Top 10 Exports to New Zealand in 2022

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Dairy Products $106.91 Million 66,970 $97.94 Million -10%
Distillers Grains $75.1 Million 233,853 $41.05 Million ---
Dog & Cat Food $33.27 Million 12,229 $35.53 Million 4%
Food Preparations $31.83 Million 1,743 $33.55 Million 14%
Fresh Fruit $28.81 Million 11,526 $34.44 Million -17%
Pork & Pork Products $25.34 Million 4,557 $27.33 Million 1%
Other Feeds, Meals & Fodders $21.66 Million 60,490 $11.84 Million 235%
Distilled Spirits $17.69 Million --- $19.54 Million -21%
Tree Nuts $15.83 Million 2,595 $21.17 Million -9%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $15.15 Million 4,029 $14.61 Million 43%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

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...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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.

News and Features

With research and development funds provided by the FAS Technical Assistance for Specialty Crops Program, FAS and ARS are working to produce compostable PLU labels. They are collaborating with the International Fresh Produce Association and Sinclair Systems International to meet the EU standards. The goal is to develop adhesives that are both food-safe and compostable. When achieved, this will allow American companies to export fruits and vegetables as usual while helping to decrease food waste and methane emissions.
Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, the Republic of Korea, and the United States issued a joint statement following the conclusion of the 2022 APEC Food Security Ministers Meeting hosted by Thailand.
Seven USDA-led Agricultural Trade Missions are scheduled for next year in continuing efforts to increase export opportunities. USDA Radio’s Rod Bain talks to Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Ted McKinney about the 2020 trade...

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