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

Overall cattle numbers will begin the 2015 year estimated at 10.29 million head and rise during the year to 10.54 million head.
New Zealand Potato production in 2013, at 525,000 metric tons, was marginally (5%) ahead of 2012 production.
The specter of the bacterial disease PSA(v) which has loomed over the Kiwifruit sector since 2011 is diminishing.