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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
1 downloads
11 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2019
26 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2019
33 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2019
40 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2019
51 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2019
71 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2019
67 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2019
77 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2019
79 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2019
91 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2019
108 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2019
101 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2019
118 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2018
161 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2018
128 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2018
141 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2018
159 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2018
156 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2018
160 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2018
152 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2018
181 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2018
195 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2018
188 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2018
199 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2018
491 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2017
513 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2017
526 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2017
563 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2017
560 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2017
523 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2017
506 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2017
528 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2017
491 downloads
203 downloads
217 downloads
201 downloads
204 downloads
196 downloads
187 downloads
177 downloads
210 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2016
184 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2016
215 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2016
183 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2016
190 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2016
192 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2016
190 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2015
169 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2015
192 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2015
190 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2015
193 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2015
176 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2015
189 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2015
204 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2015
195 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2015
177 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2015
196 downloads
196 downloads
192 downloads
195 downloads
190 downloads
182 downloads
183 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2014
182 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2014
178 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2014
189 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2014
191 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2014
179 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2014
167 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.

Name Downloads
Name Downloads
2 downloads
5 downloads
8 downloads
14 downloads
14 downloads
16 downloads
Week 7 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
14 downloads
Week 6 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
21 downloads
Week 5 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
18 downloads
Week 4 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
26 downloads
Week 3 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
22 downloads
Week 2 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
30 downloads
Week 1 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
29 downloads
Week 52 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
30 downloads
Week 51 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
31 downloads
Week 50 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
35 downloads
Week 49 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
30 downloads
Week 48 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
37 downloads
Week 47 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
35 downloads
Week 46 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
34 downloads
Week 45 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
41 downloads
Week 44 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
37 downloads
Week 43 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
42 downloads
Week 42 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
45 downloads
Week 41 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
53 downloads
Week 40 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
62 downloads
Week 39 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
54 downloads
Week 38 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
49 downloads
Week 37 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
56 downloads
Week 36 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
60 downloads
Week 35 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
57 downloads
Week 34 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
56 downloads
Week 33 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
60 downloads
Week 32 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
59 downloads
Week 31 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
57 downloads
Week 30 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
51 downloads
Week 29 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
67 downloads
Week 28 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
59 downloads
Week 27 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
61 downloads
Week 26 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
62 downloads
Week 25 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
64 downloads
Week 24 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
60 downloads
Week 23 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
64 downloads
Week 22 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
65 downloads
Week 21 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
74 downloads
Week 20 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
87 downloads
Week 19 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
71 downloads
Week 18 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
78 downloads
Week 17 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
74 downloads
Week 16 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
88 downloads
Week 15 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
78 downloads
Week 14 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
72 downloads
Week 13 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
82 downloads
Week 12 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
95 downloads
Week 11 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
90 downloads
Week 10 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
94 downloads
Week 9 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
93 downloads
Week 8 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
91 downloads
Week 7 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
79 downloads
Week 6 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
106 downloads
Week 5 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
104 downloads
Week 4 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
95 downloads
Week 3 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
117 downloads
Week 2 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
106 downloads
Week 1 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
111 downloads
Week 52 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
121 downloads
Week 51 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
115 downloads
Week 50 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
104 downloads
Week 49 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
111 downloads
Week 48 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
101 downloads
Week 47 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
106 downloads
Week 46 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
98 downloads
Week 45 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
105 downloads
Week 44 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
122 downloads
Week 43 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
125 downloads
Week 42 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
104 downloads
Week 41 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
108 downloads
Week 40 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
120 downloads
Week 39 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
112 downloads
Week 38 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
101 downloads
Week 37 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
120 downloads
Week 36 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
106 downloads
Week 35 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
129 downloads
Week 34 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
128 downloads
Week 33 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
112 downloads
Week 32 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
111 downloads
Week 31 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
122 downloads
Week 30 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
115 downloads
Week 29 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
104 downloads
Week 28 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
106 downloads
Week 27 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
97 downloads
Week 26 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
131 downloads
Week 25 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
124 downloads
Week 24 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
143 downloads
Week 23 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
133 downloads
Week 22 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
137 downloads
Week 21 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
128 downloads
Week 20 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
134 downloads
Week 19 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
138 downloads
Week 18 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
137 downloads
Week 17 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
147 downloads
Week 16 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
139 downloads
Week 15 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
136 downloads
Week 14 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
149 downloads
Week 13 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
148 downloads
Week 12 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
220 downloads
Week 11 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
192 downloads
Week 10 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
175 downloads
Week 9 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
451 downloads
Week 8 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
470 downloads
468 downloads
Week 6 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
500 downloads
Week 5 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
159 downloads
505 downloads
590 downloads
476 downloads
Week 1 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
622 downloads
Week 52 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
226 downloads
Week 51 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
160 downloads
Week 50 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
169 downloads
236 downloads
Week 48 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
509 downloads
Week 47 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
521 downloads
Week 46 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
482 downloads
Week 45 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
500 downloads
Week 44 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
484 downloads
Week 43 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
193 downloads
Week 42 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
456 downloads
376 downloads
Week 40 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
419 downloads
Week 39 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
412 downloads
Week 38 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
190 downloads
Week 37 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
189 downloads
Week 36 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
187 downloads
Week 35 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
200 downloads
Week 34 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
525 downloads
Week 33 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
561 downloads
Week 32 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
495 downloads
Week 31 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
489 downloads
Week 30 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
529 downloads
Week 29 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
545 downloads
Week 28 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
522 downloads
Week 27 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
583 downloads
Week 26 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
489 downloads
Week 25 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
170 downloads
Week 24 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
200 downloads
Week 23 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
193 downloads
Week 22 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
167 downloads
180 downloads
Week 20 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
201 downloads
189 downloads
173 downloads
Week 17 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
180 downloads
Week 16 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
179 downloads
Week 15 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
183 downloads
Week 14 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
168 downloads
Week 13 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
186 downloads
205 downloads
194 downloads
191 downloads
191 downloads
176 downloads
171 downloads
169 downloads
213 downloads
178 downloads
184 downloads
187 downloads
191 downloads
178 downloads
187 downloads
185 downloads
194 downloads
266 downloads
191 downloads
212 downloads
182 downloads
188 downloads
191 downloads
182 downloads
185 downloads
222 downloads
174 downloads
184 downloads
188 downloads
173 downloads
166 downloads
181 downloads
199 downloads
173 downloads
197 downloads
183 downloads
178 downloads
193 downloads
203 downloads
192 downloads
191 downloads
196 downloads
203 downloads
173 downloads
173 downloads
181 downloads
185 downloads
160 downloads
184 downloads
201 downloads
176 downloads
204 downloads
167 downloads
174 downloads
178 downloads
172 downloads
185 downloads
182 downloads
188 downloads
175 downloads
196 downloads
183 downloads
183 downloads
194 downloads
188 downloads
174 downloads
175 downloads
183 downloads
180 downloads
202 downloads
171 downloads
183 downloads
184 downloads
163 downloads
168 downloads
203 downloads
175 downloads
174 downloads
184 downloads
190 downloads
184 downloads
161 downloads
178 downloads
185 downloads
188 downloads
176 downloads
161 downloads
188 downloads
183 downloads
163 downloads
170 downloads
209 downloads
172 downloads
191 downloads
176 downloads
189 downloads
179 downloads
172 downloads
166 downloads
188 downloads
202 downloads
171 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.