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Strong demand for New Zealand fries in Australia and Thailand mean that September exports were at their highest monthly total since May 2015. During the month 7,197 tonnes were shipped, up 27.8%, with a 12.1% increase in annual exports to 64 462 tonnes, the highest annual total since the end of 2014. The average price of New Zealand exports in September was NZ$1 360/tonne, up 3.7% on the September figure. A euro is worth NZ$1.69 and a US$ is NZ$1.46.

Exports to Australia were up 54.7% in September at 5 811 tonnes or 80.7% of the overall total. Annual sales to Australia were up 12.7% to 48 115 tonnes, 74.6% of the total. Prices rises over the last year in product exported to Australia have been limited at 4.9%.

Exports to Thailand and Japan have increased by 24.9% and 63.8% respectively to 4,607 tonnes and 2,826 tonnes, with a 112.5% increase in shipments to the Philippines to 2,737 tonnes.

 

 

 

New Zealand exports of fries and other HS 200410 products (tonnes, NZ$ million, NZ$/tonne) 

  September October-September: 
  2017  % change  2016  2015  2016/17  % change  2015/16  2014/15 
A.Tonnes  7,197  +27.8  5,631  4720  64,462  +12.1  57,488  57,323 
Australia 5,811 +54.7 3,757 3733 48,115 +12.7 42,678 45,982
Thailand 570 +41.1 404 153 4,607 +24.9 3,690 1,979
Japan 187 +17.6 159 292 2,826 +63.8 1,725 3,431
Philippines 289 -17.9 352 0 2,737 +112.5 1,288 1
French Polynesia 91 -9.0 100 89 905 -8.2 986 1,333
Papua New Guinea 34 -69.4 111 70 899 -33.4 1,350 832
Indonesia 105 -16.7 126 126 798 -11.6 903 1049
B.NZ million 
Total  9.786  +32.5  7.387  6.029  87.543  +16.4  75.217  71.972 
Australia 7.426 +61.5 4.598 4.424 61.476 +18.3 51.984 54.712
Thailand 0.974 +50.6 0.646 0.260 7.761 +22.9 6.315 3.117
Philippines 0.499 +0.1 0.499 0.000 4.349 +120.8 1.970 0.001
Japan 0.283 +16.5 0.243 0.467 4.335 +54.2 2.811 5.282
French Polynesia 0.184 -28.9 0.259 0.195 1.849 -13.8 2.146 2.446
Papua New Guinea 0.077 -54.1 0.168 0.110 1.417 -26.2 1.920 1.260
Indonesia 0.146 -15.7 0.173 0.180 1.114 -13.2 1.284 1.273
C.NZ/tonne 
Total  1,360  +3.7  1,312  1,277  1358  +3.8  1,308  1,256 
French Polynesia 2,023 -21.8 2,588 2,187 2043 -6.1 2,177 1,835
Thailand 1,708 +6.8 1,600 1,696 1685 -1.6 1,711 1,575
Philippines 1,728 +21.9 1,418 1,589 +3.9 1529 835
Papua New Guinea 2,273 +49.8 1,518 1,572 1577 +10.8 1,422 1,514
Japan 1,516 -1.0 1,531 1,600 1534 -5.9 1,629 1,540
Indonesia 1,391 +1.1 1,375 1,427 1397 -1.8 1,422 1,214
Australia 1,278 +4.4 1,224 1,185 1278 +4.9 1,218 1,190

Reproduced with permission from World Potato Markets Issue 340.