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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
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2019
19 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2019
22 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2019
32 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2019
46 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2019
47 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2019
60 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2019
63 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2019
73 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2019
88 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2019
87 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2019
99 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2018
134 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2018
110 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2018
123 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2018
139 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2018
135 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2018
140 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2018
134 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2018
158 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2018
173 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2018
168 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2018
176 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2018
465 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2017
486 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2017
501 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2017
539 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2017
534 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2017
500 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2017
484 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2017
508 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2017
467 downloads
192 downloads
204 downloads
188 downloads
190 downloads
184 downloads
176 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2016
165 downloads
198 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2016
175 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2016
203 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2016
172 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2016
178 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2016
183 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2016
180 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2015
158 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2015
181 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2015
177 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2015
182 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2015
165 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2015
179 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2015
181 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2015
185 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2015
164 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2015
183 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2015
185 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2015
179 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2014
180 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2014
178 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2014
174 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2014
171 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2014
172 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2014
163 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2014
178 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2014
179 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2014
168 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2014
155 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
Week 4 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
0 downloads
Week 3 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
5 downloads
Week 2 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
10 downloads
Week 1 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
15 downloads
Week 52 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
13 downloads
Week 51 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
14 downloads
Week 50 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
18 downloads
Week 49 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
16 downloads
Week 48 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
19 downloads
Week 47 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
19 downloads
Week 46 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
18 downloads
Week 45 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
24 downloads
Week 44 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
22 downloads
Week 43 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
27 downloads
Week 42 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
29 downloads
Week 41 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
32 downloads
Week 40 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
40 downloads
Week 39 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
35 downloads
Week 38 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
33 downloads
Week 37 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
40 downloads
Week 36 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
45 downloads
Week 35 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
43 downloads
Week 34 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
42 downloads
Week 33 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
45 downloads
Week 32 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
44 downloads
Week 31 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
45 downloads
Week 30 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
41 downloads
Week 29 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
54 downloads
Week 28 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
50 downloads
Week 27 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
52 downloads
Week 26 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
48 downloads
Week 25 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
51 downloads
Week 24 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
48 downloads
Week 23 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
53 downloads
Week 22 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
54 downloads
Week 21 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
61 downloads
Week 20 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
75 downloads
Week 19 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
58 downloads
Week 18 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
65 downloads
Week 17 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
64 downloads
Week 16 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
77 downloads
Week 15 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
66 downloads
Week 14 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
63 downloads
Week 13 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
71 downloads
Week 12 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
82 downloads
Week 11 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
77 downloads
Week 10 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
81 downloads
Week 9 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
78 downloads
Week 8 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
79 downloads
Week 7 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
68 downloads
Week 6 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
94 downloads
Week 5 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
89 downloads
Week 4 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
83 downloads
Week 3 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
102 downloads
Week 2 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
93 downloads
Week 1 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
95 downloads
Week 52 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
110 downloads
Week 51 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
101 downloads
Week 50 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
92 downloads
Week 49 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
98 downloads
Week 48 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
91 downloads
Week 47 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
95 downloads
Week 46 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
84 downloads
Week 45 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
93 downloads
Week 44 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
107 downloads
Week 43 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
114 downloads
Week 42 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
93 downloads
Week 41 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
92 downloads
Week 40 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
109 downloads
Week 39 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
96 downloads
Week 38 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
91 downloads
Week 37 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
107 downloads
Week 36 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
94 downloads
Week 35 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
117 downloads
Week 34 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
113 downloads
Week 33 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
101 downloads
Week 32 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
96 downloads
Week 31 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
110 downloads
Week 30 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
103 downloads
Week 29 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
92 downloads
Week 28 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
95 downloads
Week 27 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
85 downloads
Week 26 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
116 downloads
Week 25 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
114 downloads
Week 24 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
129 downloads
Week 23 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
119 downloads
Week 22 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
122 downloads
Week 21 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
113 downloads
Week 20 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
118 downloads
Week 19 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
123 downloads
Week 18 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
123 downloads
Week 17 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
134 downloads
Week 16 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
124 downloads
Week 15 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
123 downloads
Week 14 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
137 downloads
Week 13 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
136 downloads
Week 12 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
207 downloads
Week 11 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
177 downloads
Week 10 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
164 downloads
Week 9 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
421 downloads
Week 8 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
447 downloads
Week 7 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
437 downloads
Week 6 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
473 downloads
Week 5 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
147 downloads
485 downloads
561 downloads
453 downloads
Week 1 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
587 downloads
Week 52 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
212 downloads
Week 51 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
148 downloads
Week 50 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
152 downloads
221 downloads
Week 48 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
485 downloads
Week 47 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
497 downloads
Week 46 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
459 downloads
Week 45 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
468 downloads
Week 44 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
455 downloads
Week 43 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
180 downloads
Week 42 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
433 downloads
357 downloads
Week 40 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
399 downloads
Week 39 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
384 downloads
Week 38 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
177 downloads
Week 37 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
177 downloads
Week 36 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
173 downloads
Week 35 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
185 downloads
Week 34 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
500 downloads
Week 33 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
532 downloads
Week 32 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
470 downloads
Week 31 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
460 downloads
Week 30 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
505 downloads
Week 29 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
522 downloads
Week 28 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
495 downloads
Week 27 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
554 downloads
Week 26 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
460 downloads
Week 25 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
159 downloads
Week 24 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
190 downloads
Week 23 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
180 downloads
Week 22 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
157 downloads
164 downloads
Week 20 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
191 downloads
176 downloads
159 downloads
Week 17 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
164 downloads
Week 16 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
166 downloads
Week 15 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
167 downloads
Week 14 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
156 downloads
Week 13 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
167 downloads
176 downloads
179 downloads
176 downloads
179 downloads
165 downloads
157 downloads
158 downloads
198 downloads
167 downloads
171 downloads
176 downloads
180 downloads
165 downloads
178 downloads
172 downloads
183 downloads
251 downloads
176 downloads
198 downloads
170 downloads
175 downloads
180 downloads
170 downloads
176 downloads
211 downloads
163 downloads
174 downloads
175 downloads
159 downloads
153 downloads
164 downloads
186 downloads
159 downloads
184 downloads
171 downloads
161 downloads
180 downloads
179 downloads
178 downloads
175 downloads
179 downloads
189 downloads
161 downloads
161 downloads
170 downloads
174 downloads
150 downloads
171 downloads
189 downloads
162 downloads
192 downloads
154 downloads
164 downloads
162 downloads
159 downloads
172 downloads
169 downloads
175 downloads
163 downloads
179 downloads
171 downloads
168 downloads
180 downloads
176 downloads
161 downloads
160 downloads
172 downloads
165 downloads
188 downloads
155 downloads
168 downloads
170 downloads
153 downloads
155 downloads
189 downloads
162 downloads
160 downloads
173 downloads
181 downloads
171 downloads
149 downloads
159 downloads
170 downloads
173 downloads
164 downloads
151 downloads
174 downloads
167 downloads
152 downloads
157 downloads
191 downloads
161 downloads
176 downloads
154 downloads
175 downloads
167 downloads
163 downloads
151 downloads
176 downloads
188 downloads
161 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.