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Taking New Zealand's food to the world

New Zealand's food exports have grown from $7.29 billion in 2000 to $26.57 billion in 2014. We are one of only two nations that export more than half of total food production.

We all know that food exports are a fundamental part of New Zealand's economy. Our country has long been known across the globe for our high quality products, including dairy, seafood, meat and produce.

New Zealand has ramped up productivity in recent years, with the value of food exports increasing from $7.29 billion in 2000 to $26.57 billion in 2014. We’re also a unique country in that we are one of only two nations that export more than half of total food production.

At Kotahi, moving food products is a big part of what we do. Food exports currently comprise 85 per cent of our export volumes from New Zealand, whether it be bulk ingredients or finished goods. Two-thirds of these food exports are dry such as milk powder, with the remaining third being refrigerated goods such as meat, organic apples, mussels and fish.

We’re proud to have a role in taking New Zealand’s food to the world.