New Zealand

U.S. Trade with New Zealand in 2023

Export Market Rank
#42 Among U.S. Agricultural Export Markets
Total Export Value
$410.11 Million
3-Year Average
$474.54 Million
Compound Average Growth
-1.65% (2014-2023)
Total Export Value 2014 - 2023
Export Value by Commodity 2023

Top 10 Exports to New Zealand in 2023

Commodity Total Value (USD) Total Volume (Metric Tons) 10-Year Average Value (USD) 10-Year Growth
Dairy Products $86.57 Million 63,968 $94.67 Million -29%
Pork & Pork Products $35.93 Million 8,996 $28.42 Million 62%
Fresh Fruit $30.98 Million 13,123 $34.04 Million -19%
Food Preparations $23 Million 1,002 $33.06 Million -26%
Distillers Grains $22.24 Million 72,640 $39.16 Million 17%
Dog & Cat Food $20.89 Million 6,834 $34.42 Million -40%
Soybean Meal $17.69 Million 31,906 $3.9 Million 12115%
Distilled Spirits $15.18 Million --- $18.81 Million -33%
Tree Nuts $14.83 Million 2,764 $20.91 Million -47%
Dextrins, Peptones, & Proteins $13.47 Million 2,489 $14.89 Million 46%

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Data and Analysis

Attaché Report (GAIN)

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.

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...