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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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Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2019
470 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2019
412 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2019
428 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2019
515 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2019
421 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2019
458 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2019
472 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2019
459 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2018
535 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2018
532 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2018
582 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2018
550 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2018
566 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2018
559 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2018
636 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2018
1053 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2017
982 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2017
1122 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2017
1064 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2017
1074 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2017
1008 downloads
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524 downloads
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576 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2016
484 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2016
606 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2016
497 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2015
466 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2015
596 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2015
460 downloads
482 downloads
472 downloads
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Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2014
466 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
308 downloads
Week 5 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
348 downloads
Week 4 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
331 downloads
Week 3 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
313 downloads
Week 2 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
351 downloads
Week 1 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
307 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.