New Zealand

In fiscal year 2013, U.S. exports of agricultural and related products to New Zealand reached $432 million, while U.S. agricultural imports from New Zealand totaled $2.4 billion. Top U.S. agricultural exports include fresh fruit, dairy products, pet food, pork and prepared food.

New Zealand is a strong advocate of deregulation and supports science- and risk-based approaches to trade. New Zealand is participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, offering further opportunities to break down trade barriers and expand market access for U.S. food and agricultural products.

Data & Analysis

A biennial bearing “off” year in MY2013 is likely to have reduced production of apples to 480,500 metric tons.
Overall cattle numbers will begin the 2015 year estimated at 10.29 million head and rise during the year to 10.54 million head.