The overall industry value continued it’s upward trend to $1,160,695,000 in 2020 and potatoes are the highest value vegetable export product group. You can read Plant and Food Research’s FRESH FACTS 2020 booklet here for all horticulture statistics.
2020 key facts
2020 farmgate value was $181,516,000, a drop of 5% since 2019 due to area planted dropping slightly
people are eating more crisps in NZ with domestic volumes and values stronger.
Crisp exports also grew in value
NZ processing sector has grown to 67% of our total industry value
Total value of Frozen Fries in 2020 was $615,667,000
a drop in export value for fresh/table to the Pacific Islands was experienced, with volume remaining static
NZ has stable marketable crop yields
the pandemic crisis impacted the industry throughout 2020-2021 financial year with hospitality closures and European Dumping of EU Fries
global surplus of frozen fries continued to threaten the NZ industry
the industry is worth over a billion dollars per annum
KEY ACHIEVEMENTS IN 2020
Biosecurity Readiness & Response – Pest & Disease handbook updated.
Biosecurity Readiness & Response – Biosecurity Pest & Disease Inspector Training held in 2020.
Quality Assurance – added a new strategic goal of Zero Net Nutrient and GHG Emissions by 2035.