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The New Zealand Potato Industry is in a strong position at the start of 2019, with an industry worth $1041 million. Read recent commentary on the latest industry values, from our CEO Chris Claridge https://potatoesnz.co.nz/news/industry-news/potatoes-now-worth-one-billion-dollars-to-nz-economy/.

Please open the folders below for a breakdown of monthly fresh and processed statistics.

Frozen processed potatoes make up the bulk of exports as fresh potatoes are currently prohibited access to many potential markets for phytosanitary reasons.

Frozen Processed Potato Exports

Frozen processing is dominated by McCain Foods of Canada, which has a plant in Timaru, and Mr Chips with plants in Auckland and Christchurch. The main processing varieties are Russet Burbank, Ranger Russet and Shepody, which have an average yield of around 60t/ha. The main frozen export market is Australia, which takes over 75% of New Zealand’s frozen processed potato exports and is a market which continues to grow. The next largest markets are Japan, French Polynesia and Papua New Guinea, which each take around 6% of New Zealand’s frozen potato exports.

Name Downloads
Name Downloads
9 downloads
37 downloads
38 downloads
46 downloads
48 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2019
70 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2019
72 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2019
79 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2019
86 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2019
115 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2019
107 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2019
118 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2019
121 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2019
129 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2019
145 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2019
133 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2019
155 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2018
198 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2018
165 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2018
180 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2018
199 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2018
189 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2018
195 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2018
185 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2018
223 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2018
238 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2018
227 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2018
230 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2018
527 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2017
550 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2017
567 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2017
600 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2017
599 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2017
563 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2017
542 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2017
570 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2017
528 downloads
223 downloads
240 downloads
220 downloads
229 downloads
220 downloads
210 downloads
199 downloads
231 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2016
203 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2016
238 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2016
203 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2016
215 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2016
213 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2016
214 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2015
193 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2015
214 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2015
212 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2015
215 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2015
199 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2015
211 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2015
225 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2015
216 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2015
200 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2015
218 downloads
216 downloads
216 downloads
218 downloads
212 downloads
203 downloads
205 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2014
202 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2014
202 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2014
211 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2014
210 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2014
202 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2014
192 downloads

Fresh Potato Exports

The fresh export market is much smaller, due to the rigorous phytosanitary requirements of most countries. However, in 2014, 29,544 tonnes of fresh potatoes were exported, over 75% of which were sent to Fiji. The remaining 25% are predominately sent to markets in the Pacific and Asia. Fresh potatoes are currently prohibited access to many potential markets, such as Japan and Australia. The industry has recently gained access for fresh potatoes to Taiwan, South Korea and Viet Nam and it is hoped that these markets will grow in importance in the next few years.

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27 downloads
33 downloads
33 downloads
37 downloads
40 downloads
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37 downloads
37 downloads
41 downloads
50 downloads
46 downloads
48 downloads
Week 7 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
43 downloads
Week 6 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
52 downloads
Week 5 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
51 downloads
Week 4 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
62 downloads
Week 3 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
52 downloads
Week 2 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
63 downloads
Week 1 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
57 downloads
Week 52 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
63 downloads
Week 51 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
64 downloads
Week 50 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
61 downloads
Week 49 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
54 downloads
Week 48 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
61 downloads
Week 47 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
61 downloads
Week 46 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
63 downloads
Week 45 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
63 downloads
Week 44 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
64 downloads
Week 43 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
63 downloads
Week 42 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
69 downloads
Week 41 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
72 downloads
Week 40 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
85 downloads
Week 39 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
78 downloads
Week 38 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
71 downloads
Week 37 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
80 downloads
Week 36 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
78 downloads
Week 35 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
76 downloads
Week 34 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
74 downloads
Week 33 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
83 downloads
Week 32 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
78 downloads
Week 31 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
78 downloads
Week 30 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
72 downloads
Week 29 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
86 downloads
Week 28 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
79 downloads
Week 27 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
80 downloads
Week 26 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
84 downloads
Week 25 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
83 downloads
Week 24 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
78 downloads
Week 23 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
85 downloads
Week 22 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
84 downloads
Week 21 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
91 downloads
Week 20 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
104 downloads
Week 19 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
91 downloads
Week 18 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
94 downloads
Week 17 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
94 downloads
Week 16 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
107 downloads
Week 15 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
99 downloads
Week 14 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
91 downloads
Week 13 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
109 downloads
Week 12 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
112 downloads
Week 11 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
110 downloads
Week 10 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
114 downloads
Week 9 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
114 downloads
Week 8 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
110 downloads
Week 7 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
99 downloads
Week 6 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
126 downloads
Week 5 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
122 downloads
Week 4 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
113 downloads
Week 3 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
133 downloads
Week 2 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
123 downloads
Week 1 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
134 downloads
Week 52 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
143 downloads
Week 51 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
137 downloads
Week 50 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
123 downloads
Week 49 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
136 downloads
Week 48 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
122 downloads
Week 47 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
123 downloads
Week 46 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
118 downloads
Week 45 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
120 downloads
Week 44 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
145 downloads
Week 43 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
143 downloads
Week 42 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
123 downloads
Week 41 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
127 downloads
Week 40 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
138 downloads
Week 39 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
133 downloads
Week 38 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
119 downloads
Week 37 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
139 downloads
Week 36 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
127 downloads
Week 35 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
147 downloads
Week 34 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
146 downloads
Week 33 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
131 downloads
Week 32 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
128 downloads
Week 31 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
142 downloads
Week 30 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
136 downloads
Week 29 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
124 downloads
Week 28 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
126 downloads
Week 27 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
118 downloads
Week 26 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
156 downloads
Week 25 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
145 downloads
Week 24 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
163 downloads
Week 23 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
152 downloads
Week 22 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
159 downloads
Week 21 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
145 downloads
Week 20 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
152 downloads
Week 19 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
157 downloads
Week 18 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
159 downloads
Week 17 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
165 downloads
Week 16 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
162 downloads
Week 15 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
153 downloads
Week 14 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
168 downloads
Week 13 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
165 downloads
Week 12 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
240 downloads
Week 11 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
218 downloads
Week 10 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
197 downloads
Week 9 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
495 downloads
Week 8 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
505 downloads
509 downloads
Week 6 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
539 downloads
Week 5 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
182 downloads
541 downloads
638 downloads
517 downloads
Week 1 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
667 downloads
Week 52 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
251 downloads
Week 51 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
181 downloads
Week 50 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
191 downloads
258 downloads
Week 48 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
558 downloads
Week 47 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
560 downloads
Week 46 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
519 downloads
Week 45 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
532 downloads
Week 44 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
524 downloads
Week 43 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
215 downloads
Week 42 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
494 downloads
410 downloads
Week 40 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
454 downloads
Week 39 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
446 downloads
Week 38 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
209 downloads
Week 37 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
208 downloads
Week 36 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
205 downloads
Week 35 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
220 downloads
Week 34 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
563 downloads
Week 33 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
597 downloads
Week 32 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
533 downloads
Week 31 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
525 downloads
Week 30 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
563 downloads
Week 29 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
601 downloads
Week 28 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
561 downloads
Week 27 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
630 downloads
Week 26 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
529 downloads
Week 25 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
189 downloads
Week 24 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
222 downloads
Week 23 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
209 downloads
Week 22 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
185 downloads
199 downloads
Week 20 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
220 downloads
210 downloads
191 downloads
Week 17 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
201 downloads
Week 16 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
198 downloads
Week 15 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
206 downloads
Week 14 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
188 downloads
Week 13 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
204 downloads
225 downloads
217 downloads
211 downloads
211 downloads
194 downloads
192 downloads
187 downloads
234 downloads
199 downloads
209 downloads
210 downloads
209 downloads
197 downloads
208 downloads
203 downloads
212 downloads
285 downloads
210 downloads
231 downloads
203 downloads
205 downloads
207 downloads
202 downloads
206 downloads
241 downloads
200 downloads
207 downloads
207 downloads
191 downloads
185 downloads
201 downloads
218 downloads
191 downloads
220 downloads
205 downloads
201 downloads
214 downloads
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215 downloads
211 downloads
216 downloads
228 downloads
195 downloads
193 downloads
202 downloads
204 downloads
180 downloads
206 downloads
224 downloads
198 downloads
221 downloads
182 downloads
197 downloads
199 downloads
190 downloads
206 downloads
204 downloads
206 downloads
197 downloads
214 downloads
205 downloads
206 downloads
215 downloads
209 downloads
192 downloads
196 downloads
203 downloads
202 downloads
222 downloads
190 downloads
203 downloads
204 downloads
180 downloads
188 downloads
228 downloads
195 downloads
194 downloads
202 downloads
211 downloads
206 downloads
183 downloads
200 downloads
207 downloads
211 downloads
196 downloads
184 downloads
211 downloads
201 downloads
186 downloads
193 downloads
232 downloads
194 downloads
212 downloads
195 downloads
208 downloads
204 downloads
193 downloads
187 downloads
208 downloads
224 downloads
191 downloads

Exports of seed potatoes

New Zealand also has a small market for its export seed potatoes. Around 1000 tonnes were exported in 2014 up from 200 tonnes in 2013, most of which were sent to New Caledonia.