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Tuesday 28 June 2022

Exports

Zespri exports pass halfway, ship failure slows US delivery 16th June 2022 /

Zespri exports pass halfway, ship failure slows US delivery

Zespri has shipped more than half of this season’s kiwifruit crop, although one of its vessels has suffered a mechanical failure at sea.


Record $52bn food & fibre exports 9th June 2022

Record $52bn food & fibre exports

Export revenue from New Zealand’s food and fibre sector is expected to reach a record $52.2bn in the year to June 2022, says the government.


PM celebrates Silver Fern Farms’ net carbon zero beef in NY 26th May 2022 /

PM celebrates Silver Fern Farms’ net carbon zero beef in NY

PM Jacinda Ardern attended the New York launch of Silver Fern Farms’ USDA-approved Net Carbon Zero By Nature 100% Grass-Fed Angus Beef.


Govt earmarks $20m to modernise food certification 25th May 2022 /

Govt earmarks $20m to modernise food certification

The government is investing $20.3m to modernise New Zealand’s trade certification system in a move its says will help build on Aotearoa’s global reputation for producing trusted food for export.


Dairy, meat lead value of April exports up – Stats NZ 23rd May 2022 /

Dairy, meat lead value of April exports up – Stats NZ

Exports were up 17% compared with April last year, according to Stats NZ, with food commodities performing strongly.


Red meat exports top $3bn in Q1 – MIA 17th May 2022 /

Red meat exports top $3bn in Q1 – MIA

Quarterly exports up 17% year on year, however March picture mixed as China restrictions continue and processors struggle with staffing at home.


Zespri redirects China kiwifruit 4th May 2022 /

Zespri redirects China kiwifruit

Zespri has stood up a number of work-arounds in China to combat Covid-19 lockdowns which are slowing the distribution of kiwifruit from Shanghai port.


Dairy, beef drive export growth due to higher prices 29th April 2022 /

Dairy, beef drive export growth due to higher prices

The value of total good exports rose strongly in March 2022, driven by increases in dairy products, beef, and aluminium.


Dairy close to 40% of Māori authority exports 11th April 2022 /

Dairy close to 40% of Māori authority exports

Milk powder, butter, and cheese made up 39% of total exports by Māori authorities in the December 2021 quarter, according to Stats NZ.


In-demand Giesen delays Woolworths 0% launch 4th April 2022 /

In-demand Giesen delays Woolworths 0% launch

The company is struggling to meet demand for its zero alcohol products and could soon sign-off a new $2m+ investment.


Kiwifruit demand strong, RubyRed opportunity – Rabobank 4th April 2022 /

Kiwifruit demand strong, RubyRed opportunity – Rabobank

NZ solidifies its position as the world’s largest kiwifruit exporter, with strong global demand indicating more headroom for growth.


Omicron hits supply but high prices drive value of red meat exports up 21% 28th March 2022 /

Omicron hits supply but high prices drive value of red meat exports up 21%

Strong international prices pushed the value of New Zealand’s meat exports over $1.1bn in February, up 21% on the same month last year, according to the Meat Industry Association. The MORE »


NZTE launches sustainable package guide for exporters 25th March 2022 /

NZTE launches sustainable package guide for exporters

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has released new resources on sustainable packaging for exporters, in response to global trends and requirements for businesses to reduce waste and non-renewable material use.


Supply chain: Agility needed to counter global shocks, high prices – MOT 24th March 2022 /

Supply chain: Agility needed to counter global shocks, high prices – MOT

Disruption is expected to continue into 2023 with pricing to remain high for years.


Fix & Fogg’s steep and deep US play 23rd March 2022 /

Fix & Fogg’s steep and deep US play

“If you go in undercooked you could just come unstuck” – Fix & Fogg founder Roman Jewell on ramping up its US presence.


Watch: The cost of greener shipping 23rd March 2022 /

Watch: The cost of greener shipping

The cost of greener shipping, from the Financial Times.


R&D key to continued growth in NZ’s $2bn alcohol exports – report 22nd March 2022 /

R&D key to continued growth in NZ’s $2bn alcohol exports – report

R&D is the foundation that will drive NZ’s alcohol beverages sectors forward, delivering a unique offering on the world stage.


Fonterra exits Russia, Unifood joint venture 22nd March 2022 /

Fonterra exits Russia, Unifood joint venture

Dairy giant Fonterra is exiting its businesses in Russia and withdrawing from a joint venture partnership with Unifood.


Australia calling for Eden Orchards 18th March 2022 /

Australia calling for Eden Orchards

The Central Otago juice company is targeting Australia to double sales across four states.


NZ-US trade: Agritech increasingly important, primary sector diversifies 17th March 2022 /

NZ-US trade: Agritech increasingly important, primary sector diversifies

Agriculture spins-offs such as packing and grading equipment now outstrip apple exports, while the nature of meat products has changed.


Watch: Discovering UAE for NZ F&B 17th March 2022 /

Watch: Discovering UAE for NZ F&B

What is the opportunity for New Zealand food and beverage in the Middle East?


PM: Border re-opens mid-April for Aussie visitors, early May for visa waiver countries 16th March 2022 /

PM: Border re-opens mid-April for Aussie visitors, early May for visa waiver countries

The government brings forward border reopenings for visitors from Australia and visa waiver countries like the US and UK.


Ārepa clocks up Australian accounts 15th March 2022 /

Ārepa clocks up Australian accounts

The innovative beverage maker plans to push up its valuation ahead of dusting off a delayed $5m capital raise.


Red meat values up, volumes down – MIA 15th March 2022 /

Red meat values up, volumes down – MIA

New Zealand red meat values remained strong in January despite pressure on export volumes.


In numbers: NZ’s food exports to Russia 7th March 2022 /

In numbers: NZ’s food exports to Russia

New Zealand’s food exports to Russia total around $233m, and include dairy, apples, seafood and wine.


“We want to become a $100m business in five years” – Maui Milk 4th March 2022 /

“We want to become a $100m business in five years” – Maui Milk

The sheep milk company is looking to diversify from its heavy reliance on the Chinese market, with the US, Japan and Singapore in its sights.


Strong demand means strong prices for beef – Rabobank 3rd March 2022 /

Strong demand means strong prices for beef – Rabobank

A Rabobank report on the beef sector says global demand will keep prices high, with a raft of challenges plaguing the sector.


NZ-UK FTA an export boost for seafood 3rd March 2022 /

NZ-UK FTA an export boost for seafood

The seafood industry says tariff free access into the UK is a major bonus after the government signed a free trade agreement this week.


Wine, meat sectors welcome “significant” NZ-UK FTA 2nd March 2022 /

Wine, meat sectors welcome “significant” NZ-UK FTA

New Zealand Winegrowers says the freshly signed free trade agreement with Britain will support future growth and encourage exporters to focus on that market.


Global dairy price index hits record high 2nd March 2022 /

Global dairy price index hits record high

Global dairy prices have hit a new record.


Exporters applaud signing of NZ-UK FTA 1st March 2022 /

Exporters applaud signing of NZ-UK FTA

The deal, signed by Damien O’Connor in the UK overnight, will save NZ exporters $37m a year on tariffs.


Fonterra suspends Russia dairy exports 28th February 2022 /

Fonterra suspends Russia dairy exports

The move is understood to affect only a small amount of product, primarily butter.


Dairy exports jump in Jan, overall trade deficit – Stats NZ 28th February 2022 /

Dairy exports jump in Jan, overall trade deficit – Stats NZ

New Zealand exports of milk powder, butter, cheese, jumped 15% to $1.6bn in January when compared with the same month a year earlier.


Seed export revenue dips 5% in 2021 23rd February 2022 /

Seed export revenue dips 5% in 2021

New Zealand seed exports dipped 5% in 2021 compared with the prior year, to come in at $236m.


Wine demand strong as $1bn harvest kicks off 22nd February 2022 /

Wine demand strong as $1bn harvest kicks off

Ongoing international demand and low stock levels have winemakers hoping for a significantly larger harvest this year, after a 19% drop in yield in 2021.


Mama’s brews up success with hard kombucha 15th February 2022 /

Mama’s brews up success with hard kombucha

Alcohol is driving the West Auckland kombucha maker’s sales, as it eyes expansion overseas and a potential capital raise.


…while NZ Coastal Seafoods’ Q4 revenue falls as it transitions from daigou 10th February 2022 /

…while NZ Coastal Seafoods’ Q4 revenue falls as it transitions from daigou

But the company says it is seeing benefits from a renewed focus on the domestic market and a sales drive overseas.


Food exporters grapple with RATs as critical worker uncertainty continues 8th February 2022 /

Food exporters grapple with RATs as critical worker uncertainty continues

F&B stakeholders including HortNZ and NZKFG are still waiting to see if exporters are considered critical businesses.


Value over volume drives record meat exports to $10bn – MIA   4th February 2022 /

Value over volume drives record meat exports to $10bn – MIA  

New Zealand’s red meat exports reached $10bn in 2021 despite Covid challenges and some softening in the major China market, says the Meat Industry Association.


2022 another profitable year for food exports – Rabobank 4th February 2022 /

2022 another profitable year for food exports – Rabobank

Global supply shortages will underpin firm commodity prices for dairy this year, while returns for kiwifruit will stay elevated thanks to strong demand, says Rabobank.


Protest over live export ship in Timaru 4th February 2022

Protest over live export ship in Timaru

One of the world’s largest live export ships is back at Timaru port this weekend and is expected to attract protesters.


Labour shortages concern, global prices strong for producers – ANZ 3rd February 2022 /

Labour shortages concern, global prices strong for producers – ANZ

Labour shortages are the most pressing concern for the country’s primary sector but global prices should remain strong, according to ANZ’s latest Agri Focus report.


Red meat exports jump 27% – MIA 10th December 2021 /

Red meat exports jump 27% – MIA

The value of New Zealand’s red meat sector exports reached $693m during October, a 27% increase year-on-year, according to the Meat Industry Association.


Te Mata acquires rights to new early season apple variety 10th December 2021 /

Te Mata acquires rights to new early season apple variety

New Zealand produce exporter Te Mata Exports says it has acquired the exclusive rights to new early season apple variety, Bay Queen.


What did Native Sparkling learn from its Japan trial, and what next? 2nd December 2021 /

What did Native Sparkling learn from its Japan trial, and what next?

A successful trial sees the alcoholic seltzer company secure shelf space in three supermarket chains in Japan.


Dairy, beef, lamb exports rise in October 26th November 2021 /

Dairy, beef, lamb exports rise in October

The monthly value of goods exported in October 2021 rose to $5.3bn in October 2021, up 12% compared with the same month last year, according to Stats NZ.


New Zealand’s dulce de leche spreads wings 18th November 2021 /

New Zealand’s dulce de leche spreads wings

Milk and honey spread brand Onetai has landed in Asia and the Pacific but wants domestic sales to be the “foundation of the business”.


How F&B will benefit from NZ-UK FTA – ANZ breaks it down 11th November 2021 /

How F&B will benefit from NZ-UK FTA – ANZ breaks it down

New Zealand exports to the UK could increase by 40% with food and beverage the big winners, according to ANZ research.


Exports crucial to new $4.7bn organics strategy 10th November 2021 /

Exports crucial to new $4.7bn organics strategy

But more growers and farmers would need to convert to organic to hit the $4.7bn target by 2030.


Meat, wine exports jump despite Covid, supply chain headwinds 9th November 2021 /

Meat, wine exports jump despite Covid, supply chain headwinds

New Zealand’s meat and wine exports have enjoyed a strong September 2021 quarter with the value of the former surging.


How the world views NZ F&B and what exporters can do about it 5th November 2021 /

How the world views NZ F&B and what exporters can do about it

Rising costs, supply chain concerns, food miles and a desire to support local are headwinds highlighted in a new report.


Little Elephant launches $230k capital raise for expansion 2nd November 2021 /

Little Elephant launches $230k capital raise for expansion

Functional beverage startup Little Elephant Tonics is seeking up to $230,000 in capital to help fund exports to the US and Australia.


Reducing tourist numbers could hurt food exports – report 27th October 2021 /

Reducing tourist numbers could hurt food exports – report

Any government move to reduce international visitor numbers post-Covid to concentrate on higher spending arrivals could affect Kiwi food exports, says a new study.


Exporters keep chin up despite Covid challenges 27th October 2021

Exporters keep chin up despite Covid challenges

Some 78% of New Zealand exporters citing increased costs and unpredictable transport options as the number one barrier to exporting, according to the latest ExportNZ-DHL Export Barometer


“Great result” – food sector lauds NZ-UK FTA 22nd October 2021 /

“Great result” – food sector lauds NZ-UK FTA

Plaudits are rolling in for the government’s in-principle free trade agreement with the United Kingdom, which could result in a $1bn boost to GDP.


$1bn boost for NZ after securing ‘historic’ FTA with United Kingdom 21st October 2021 /

$1bn boost for NZ after securing ‘historic’ FTA with United Kingdom

The deal will eliminate tariffs on all NZ honey, wine, kiwifruit, onions, and a range of dairy and meat products.


F&B exports to China: lobster leaps as meat, dairy enjoy strong H1 11th October 2021 /

F&B exports to China: lobster leaps as meat, dairy enjoy strong H1

Food exports were strong in H1 but it’s an uneven recovery from Covid for infant formula, cherries and some seafood.


“Beverage is a hard game” – AF Drinks’ Lisa King 6th October 2021 /

“Beverage is a hard game” – AF Drinks’ Lisa King

The business founder on expanding into export, building a global brand, and whether she’d ever sell her non-alcoholic drinks firm to an alcohol company.


Red meat exports jump as China demand surges 1st October 2021 /

Red meat exports jump as China demand surges

The value of New Zealand’s red meat exports topped $650m in August 2021, up 26% on the same month last year, says the Meat Industry Association.


Production falls, NZ$ to drag red meat exports to $8bn – B+LNZ 30th September 2021 /

Production falls, NZ$ to drag red meat exports to $8bn – B+LNZ

The global economic and foodservice recovery is underpinning strong demand, but the high Kiwi dollar will eat into export returns.


No return to pre-pandemic pricing for food exporters, importers – Toll Group GM 21st September 2021 /

No return to pre-pandemic pricing for food exporters, importers – Toll Group GM

Even when Covid-era shipping disruption is unwound, it appears unlikely that pricing will return to 2019 levels.


Exporter MIQ pilot signed-off 17th September 2021 /

Exporter MIQ pilot signed-off

The government has approved a managed isolation and quarantine allocation pilot for exporters.


NZ fleet needed to help exporters – Maritime Union 14th September 2021

NZ fleet needed to help exporters – Maritime Union

New Zealand needs a coastal shipping fleet for domestic and regional services and a nationally co-ordinated system for chartering international vessels to overcome current international supply chain issues, according to the Maritime Union.


Dairy pushes export prices higher 6th September 2021

Dairy pushes export prices higher

Export prices for goods rose 8.3% on the previous quarter in the three months to June 2021, while import prices rose 4.8%, according to Stats NZ.


July red meat exports jump 29% 3rd September 2021 /

July red meat exports jump 29%

New Zealand exported red meat and co-products worth $870m during July 2021 – a 29% increase on the same month last year, according to the latest analysis from the Meat Industry Association.


July seafood exports jump 29% 26th August 2021

July seafood exports jump 29%

Exports of fish, crustaceans, and molluscs were up $35m or 29% in July to reach $155m, according to Stats NZ.


Apples, wine, honey exports win in proposed UK free trade deal 24th August 2021 /

Apples, wine, honey exports win in proposed UK free trade deal

Apple wine and honey tariffs to be slashed, but no particulars yet for the red meat sector.


Bootleggers bounces back from first quarter “false starts” 16th August 2021 /

Bootleggers bounces back from first quarter “false starts”

With a Foodstuffs deal and imminent entry into Australia, the beverage business says its growth plans are back on track after a patchy start to the year.


Low hanging F&B opportunities in UAE – NZTE research 16th August 2021 /

Low hanging F&B opportunities in UAE – NZTE research

The United Arab Emirates presents a fertile market for New Zealand food and beverage exports particularly for fruit and honey products, according to new research from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise.


Bootleggers mixers secures Aus export deal 3rd August 2021 /

Bootleggers mixers secures Aus export deal

Bootleggers tonic and mixers brand is set to launch into Australia following the appointment of a local sales agent and the securing a contract to supply what it says is the country’s largest liquor retailer.


Maritime Union calls for New Zealand shipping congestion solutions 29th July 2021

Maritime Union calls for New Zealand shipping congestion solutions

The Maritime Union of New Zealand has called for “innovative responses” to ongoing shipping congestion that is causing delays in New Zealand’s supply chain.


June exports beef up to hit record 27th July 2021 /

June exports beef up to hit record

The value of NZ exports continues to climb hitting a new high of $6bn in June this year.


NZTE sees healthy Japan F&B opportunities 22nd July 2021 /

NZTE sees healthy Japan F&B opportunities

Japanese demand for premium products, products that are safe, sustainable, and trustworthy fits NZ’s F&B profile.


Exporter and MIQ changes needed – Auckland chamber 16th July 2021

Exporter and MIQ changes needed – Auckland chamber

Auckland Chamber of Commerce chief executive Michael Barnett has called on the government to release more MIQ rooms for New Zealand exporters returning from offshore travel – or allow them to skip it altogether.


‘Container chaos’ to continue – ANZ 1st July 2021 /

‘Container chaos’ to continue – ANZ

Covid-19 induced congestion in the global shipping industry is likely to continue well into 2022, with skyrocketing costs hitting New Zealand primary producers hard, according to ANZ.


Pure Food Co looks to go global in search of silver dollar 30th June 2021 /

Pure Food Co looks to go global in search of silver dollar

The fortified foods firm plans to double production and boost exports to Australia while it explores markets further afield.


Dairy drives up May exports 28th June 2021 /

Dairy drives up May exports

Monthly goods exports were up $461m to $5.9bn after a 12% rise in dairy products in the month of May, according to StatsNZ.


US F&B trade looks strong for year ahead – NZUS Council 25th June 2021 /

US F&B trade looks strong for year ahead – NZUS Council

The US is likely to remain the largest market for wine and beef exporters over the coming 12 months, according to NZUS Council.


Ports audit results released, interactive export map unveiled 24th June 2021 /

Ports audit results released, interactive export map unveiled

An interactive map showing import and export, and financial data for each New Zealand port has been released alongside a report from the Auditor-General’s with the results of the 2019/20 audit of port companies.


NZ over-reliant on global shipping operators – union 22nd June 2021 /

NZ over-reliant on global shipping operators – union

New Zealand is over-reliant on global shipping operators leaving the country’s imports and exports exposed, says the Maritime Union.


Supply chain congestion continues – NZTE 17th June 2021

Supply chain congestion continues – NZTE

Supply chains continue to suffer from severe congestion globally according to New Zealand Trade & Enterprises latest bi-monthly update for May, although some headroom in seafreight to Australia may be on the horizon.


April red meat sector exports stable at $863m 8th June 2021 /

April red meat sector exports stable at $863m

New Zealand red meat exports remained steady in April with a total of $863m worth of meat and co-products exported to global markets, according to the latest analysis from MIA.


Meat, dairy exports fall in March year 3rd June 2021 /

Meat, dairy exports fall in March year

Total exports of goods and services fell $14.3bn or 16.5%, to $72.6bn in the year ending March 2021, as visibility of the full Covid-19 affected year emerged, according to Stats NZ.


“Rock solid” demand underpinning food exports to US 31st May 2021 /

“Rock solid” demand underpinning food exports to US

Increased volatility and global supply chain disruption are dogging exports to the US, but strong demand for NZ products including beef and wine are supporting long-term growth.


Food exports on track for “record breaking” 2021 – Westpac 18th May 2021 /

Food exports on track for “record breaking” 2021 – Westpac

Strong global demand and restricted supply have resulted in sweet spot for NZ commodities pushing up prices and export volumes.


Perspectives: The shape of exports and how they shape us 3rd May 2021 /

Perspectives: The shape of exports and how they shape us

Producing further up the value chain will be a way of boosting export values, according to Infometrics economist Andrew Beattie.


Port congestion affecting red meat exporters – B&LNZ 16th April 2021 /

Port congestion affecting red meat exporters – B&LNZ

Beef and Lamb New Zealand is advising red meat processors and exporters to manage livestock volumes as current global supply chain issues caused by Covid-19 are causing bottlenecks.


Vegans question need for dairy exports 7th April 2021 /

Vegans question need for dairy exports

The Vegan Society Aotearoa New Zealand is questioning the need for dairy exports as the industry’s affect on the environment continues to be in the spotlight.


Seafood, dairy products see goods export up $233m in Dec quarter 19th March 2021 /

Seafood, dairy products see goods export up $233m in Dec quarter

Goods exports were up $233m in the December quarter, driven by an increase in fish, crustaceans, and molluscs, as well as milk powder, butter and cheese, according to Stats NZ.


Covid, African Swine sees 14% decline in red meat exports 9th March 2021 /

Covid, African Swine sees 14% decline in red meat exports

New Zealand’s red meat exports fell to $743.3m in January 2021, a 14% drop on compared to the same month a year ago.


MPI looks at export potential of hemp 4th March 2021 /

MPI looks at export potential of hemp

The Ministry for Primary Industries has identified hemp as having export market opportunities.


Dairy, meat lead value of Jan exports down 26th February 2021 /

Dairy, meat lead value of Jan exports down

It was the fifth consecutive month where dairy exports were less than the corresponding month a year ago.


Will food exporters benefit from RCEP? Here’s MFAT’s take 9th December 2020

Will food exporters benefit from RCEP? Here’s MFAT’s take

It was India’s participation that made the deal attractive to start with, which is no more.


Summer export boost for southern produce 3rd December 2020

Summer export boost for southern produce

Christchurch Airport will see a boost in cargo flights this summer following more Government support for the International Air Freight Capacity (IAFC) scheme.


Q3 red meat exports to US leap 50% to $400m 5th November 2020

Q3 red meat exports to US leap 50% to $400m

The Meat Industry Association says a decline in China prompted a “re-balancing” to other export markets.


Live animal exports petition presented 4th November 2020

Live animal exports petition presented

The petition has been signed by over 11,700 people.


Milk production lifts by 1.6% as US, EU exports grow 2nd November 2020 /

Milk production lifts by 1.6% as US, EU exports grow

Fonterra released its Global Dairy Update last week with the latest data.


Value of dairy exports takes $97m hit 28th October 2020

Value of dairy exports takes $97m hit

The value of New Zealand’s dairy product exports in September 2020 fell from the same month in 2019.