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The New Zealand Potato Industry is in a strong position, with an industry worth $1088 million in 2020. Full industry overview can be found here.

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.

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New Zealand Frozen Potato Exports & Imports Insights September 2023
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Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2019
764 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2019
721 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2019
726 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2019
782 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2019
674 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2019
705 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2019
776 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2019
741 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2018
802 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2018
810 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2018
892 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2018
865 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2018
853 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2018
1042 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2018
905 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2018
1375 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2017
1322 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2017
1448 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2017
1379 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2017
1420 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2017
1335 downloads
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Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2016
774 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2016
895 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2016
797 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2015
733 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2015
888 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2015
736 downloads
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Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2014
736 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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Week 6 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
549 downloads
Week 5 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
577 downloads
Week 4 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
540 downloads
Week 3 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
534 downloads
Week 2 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
576 downloads
Week 1 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
520 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.