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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.

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22 downloads
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76 downloads
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102 downloads
114 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2019
139 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2019
136 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2019
143 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2019
149 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2019
220 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2019
163 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2019
201 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2019
177 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2019
193 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2019
207 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2019
194 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2019
220 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2018
284 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2018
230 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2018
264 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2018
264 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2018
249 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2018
278 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2018
239 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2018
279 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2018
302 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2018
270 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2018
273 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2018
610 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2017
624 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2017
652 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2017
695 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2017
687 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2017
660 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2017
623 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2017
644 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2017
598 downloads
258 downloads
283 downloads
260 downloads
297 downloads
293 downloads
263 downloads
255 downloads
285 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2016
241 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2016
288 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2016
235 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2016
277 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2016
245 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2016
248 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2015
227 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2015
251 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2015
251 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2015
248 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2015
236 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2015
245 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2015
274 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2015
237 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2015
272 downloads
254 downloads
260 downloads
263 downloads
247 downloads
236 downloads
239 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2014
235 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2014
246 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2014
247 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2014
245 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2014
248 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2014
244 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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91 downloads
Week 6 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
96 downloads
Week 5 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
101 downloads
Week 4 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
108 downloads
Week 3 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
95 downloads
Week 2 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
98 downloads
Week 1 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
88 downloads
Week 52 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
104 downloads
Week 51 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
99 downloads
Week 50 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
95 downloads
Week 49 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
86 downloads
Week 48 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
95 downloads
Week 47 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
89 downloads
Week 46 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
94 downloads
Week 45 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
98 downloads
Week 44 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
99 downloads
Week 42 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
102 downloads
Week 41 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
106 downloads
Week 40 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
129 downloads
Week 39 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
111 downloads
Week 38 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
124 downloads
Week 37 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
108 downloads
Week 36 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
111 downloads
Week 35 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
108 downloads
Week 34 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
107 downloads
Week 33 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
111 downloads
Week 32 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
121 downloads
Week 31 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
110 downloads
Week 30 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
103 downloads
Week 29 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
143 downloads
Week 28 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
107 downloads
Week 27 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
111 downloads
Week 26 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
142 downloads
Week 25 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
118 downloads
Week 24 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
127 downloads
Week 23 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
116 downloads
Week 22 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
118 downloads
Week 21 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
121 downloads
Week 20 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
137 downloads
Week 19 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
122 downloads
Week 18 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
130 downloads
Week 17 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
127 downloads
Week 16 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
143 downloads
Week 15 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
130 downloads
Week 14 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
128 downloads
Week 13 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
164 downloads
Week 12 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
159 downloads
Week 11 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
157 downloads
Week 10 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
159 downloads
Week 9 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
169 downloads
Week 8 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
142 downloads
Week 7 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
133 downloads
Week 6 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
160 downloads
Week 5 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
153 downloads
Week 4 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
143 downloads
Week 3 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
171 downloads
Week 2 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
157 downloads
Week 1 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
177 downloads
Week 52 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
173 downloads
Week 51 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
179 downloads
Week 50 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
154 downloads
Week 49 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
204 downloads
Week 48 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
153 downloads
Week 47 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
158 downloads
Week 46 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
159 downloads
Week 45 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
149 downloads
Week 44 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
180 downloads
Week 43 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
172 downloads
Week 42 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
152 downloads
Week 41 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
190 downloads
Week 40 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
169 downloads
Week 39 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
174 downloads
Week 38 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
153 downloads
Week 37 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
171 downloads
Week 36 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
167 downloads
Week 35 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
177 downloads
Week 34 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
177 downloads
Week 33 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
188 downloads
Week 32 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
159 downloads
Week 31 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
174 downloads
Week 30 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
194 downloads
Week 29 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
159 downloads
Week 28 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
156 downloads
Week 27 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
175 downloads
Week 26 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
204 downloads
Week 25 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
177 downloads
Week 24 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
194 downloads
Week 23 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
182 downloads
Week 22 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
203 downloads
Week 21 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
183 downloads
Week 20 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
208 downloads
Week 19 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
186 downloads
Week 18 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
207 downloads
Week 17 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
198 downloads
Week 16 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
188 downloads
Week 15 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
182 downloads
Week 14 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
198 downloads
Week 13 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
200 downloads
Week 12 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
293 downloads
Week 11 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
261 downloads
Week 10 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
229 downloads
Week 9 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
593 downloads
Week 8 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
571 downloads
586 downloads
Week 6 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
623 downloads
Week 5 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
208 downloads
603 downloads
729 downloads
601 downloads
Week 1 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
765 downloads
Week 52 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
301 downloads
Week 51 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
209 downloads
Week 50 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
234 downloads
307 downloads
Week 48 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
638 downloads
Week 47 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
629 downloads
Week 46 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
591 downloads
Week 45 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
608 downloads
Week 44 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
620 downloads
Week 43 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
268 downloads
Week 42 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
584 downloads
482 downloads
Week 40 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
526 downloads
Week 39 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
543 downloads
Week 38 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
249 downloads
Week 37 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
238 downloads
Week 36 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
239 downloads
Week 35 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
269 downloads
Week 34 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
647 downloads
Week 33 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
667 downloads
Week 32 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
595 downloads
Week 31 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
617 downloads
Week 30 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
630 downloads
Week 29 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
672 downloads
Week 28 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
641 downloads
Week 27 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
725 downloads
Week 26 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
612 downloads
Week 25 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
218 downloads
Week 24 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
257 downloads
Week 23 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
239 downloads
Week 22 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
215 downloads
232 downloads
Week 20 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
251 downloads
241 downloads
220 downloads
Week 17 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
243 downloads
Week 16 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
231 downloads
Week 15 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
243 downloads
Week 14 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
234 downloads
Week 13 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
239 downloads
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256 downloads
258 downloads
243 downloads
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218 downloads
263 downloads
231 downloads
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237 downloads
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265 downloads
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239 downloads
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245 downloads
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249 downloads
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248 downloads
284 downloads
244 downloads
236 downloads
249 downloads
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234 downloads
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237 downloads
249 downloads
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248 downloads
237 downloads
265 downloads
235 downloads
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221 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.