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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
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38 downloads
50 downloads
71 downloads
74 downloads
79 downloads
87 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2019
109 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2019
115 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2019
115 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2019
124 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2019
172 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2019
139 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2019
161 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2019
152 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2019
168 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2019
180 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2019
170 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2019
189 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2018
245 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2018
202 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2018
226 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2018
238 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2018
222 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2018
240 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2018
218 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2018
254 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2018
269 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2018
250 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2018
257 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2018
570 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2017
595 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2017
612 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2017
650 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2017
654 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2017
614 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2017
585 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2017
610 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2017
569 downloads
245 downloads
265 downloads
243 downloads
270 downloads
258 downloads
242 downloads
222 downloads
261 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2016
223 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2016
264 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2016
220 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2016
247 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD February 2016
231 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD January 2016
233 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD December 2015
211 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD November 2015
236 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD October 2015
236 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD September 2015
235 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2015
221 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2015
230 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2015
251 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2015
221 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2015
248 downloads
239 downloads
239 downloads
239 downloads
234 downloads
222 downloads
223 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD August 2014
221 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD July 2014
224 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD June 2014
230 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD May 2014
227 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD April 2014
226 downloads
Frozen Processed Potato Export Report YTD March 2014
220 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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76 downloads
Week 6 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
81 downloads
Week 5 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
82 downloads
Week 4 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
90 downloads
Week 3 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
76 downloads
Week 2 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
79 downloads
Week 1 2020 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
74 downloads
Week 52 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
82 downloads
Week 51 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
81 downloads
Week 50 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
77 downloads
Week 49 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
68 downloads
Week 48 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
78 downloads
Week 47 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
76 downloads
Week 46 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
79 downloads
Week 45 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
81 downloads
Week 44 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
80 downloads
Week 42 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
87 downloads
Week 41 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
89 downloads
Week 40 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
101 downloads
Week 39 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
98 downloads
Week 38 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
97 downloads
Week 37 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
96 downloads
Week 36 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
95 downloads
Week 35 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
93 downloads
Week 34 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
91 downloads
Week 33 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
97 downloads
Week 32 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
98 downloads
Week 31 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
92 downloads
Week 30 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
87 downloads
Week 29 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
111 downloads
Week 28 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
91 downloads
Week 27 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
95 downloads
Week 26 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
111 downloads
Week 25 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
98 downloads
Week 24 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
96 downloads
Week 23 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
101 downloads
Week 22 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
100 downloads
Week 21 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
107 downloads
Week 20 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
119 downloads
Week 19 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
106 downloads
Week 18 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
113 downloads
Week 17 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
110 downloads
Week 16 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
123 downloads
Week 15 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
114 downloads
Week 14 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
112 downloads
Week 13 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
139 downloads
Week 12 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
133 downloads
Week 11 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
129 downloads
Week 10 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
133 downloads
Week 9 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
143 downloads
Week 8 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
126 downloads
Week 7 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
117 downloads
Week 6 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
143 downloads
Week 5 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
139 downloads
Week 4 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
127 downloads
Week 3 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
152 downloads
Week 2 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
141 downloads
Week 1 2019 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
152 downloads
Week 52 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
159 downloads
Week 51 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
156 downloads
Week 50 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
137 downloads
Week 49 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
172 downloads
Week 48 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
137 downloads
Week 47 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
138 downloads
Week 46 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
136 downloads
Week 45 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
135 downloads
Week 44 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
160 downloads
Week 43 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
158 downloads
Week 42 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
140 downloads
Week 41 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
157 downloads
Week 40 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
152 downloads
Week 39 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
153 downloads
Week 38 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
138 downloads
Week 37 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
156 downloads
Week 36 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
144 downloads
Week 35 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
166 downloads
Week 34 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
163 downloads
Week 33 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
155 downloads
Week 32 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
142 downloads
Week 31 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
158 downloads
Week 30 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
171 downloads
Week 29 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
142 downloads
Week 28 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
141 downloads
Week 27 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
147 downloads
Week 26 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
179 downloads
Week 25 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
162 downloads
Week 24 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
179 downloads
Week 23 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
169 downloads
Week 22 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
181 downloads
Week 21 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
164 downloads
Week 20 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
176 downloads
Week 19 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
173 downloads
Week 18 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
178 downloads
Week 17 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
179 downloads
Week 16 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
175 downloads
Week 15 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
169 downloads
Week 14 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
184 downloads
Week 13 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
184 downloads
Week 12 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
266 downloads
Week 11 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
241 downloads
Week 10 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
214 downloads
Week 9 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
547 downloads
Week 8 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
543 downloads
559 downloads
Week 6 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
581 downloads
Week 5 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
197 downloads
578 downloads
684 downloads
561 downloads
Week 1 2018 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
722 downloads
Week 52 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
277 downloads
Week 51 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
195 downloads
Week 50 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
213 downloads
280 downloads
Week 48 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
603 downloads
Week 47 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
602 downloads
Week 46 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
564 downloads
Week 45 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
579 downloads
Week 44 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
572 downloads
Week 43 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
236 downloads
Week 42 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
535 downloads
445 downloads
Week 40 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
492 downloads
Week 39 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
495 downloads
Week 38 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
225 downloads
Week 37 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
225 downloads
Week 36 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
225 downloads
Week 35 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
240 downloads
Week 34 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
608 downloads
Week 33 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
638 downloads
Week 32 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
570 downloads
Week 31 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
576 downloads
Week 30 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
599 downloads
Week 29 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
643 downloads
Week 28 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
603 downloads
Week 27 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
674 downloads
Week 26 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
568 downloads
Week 25 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
206 downloads
Week 24 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
243 downloads
Week 23 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
225 downloads
Week 22 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
200 downloads
216 downloads
Week 20 2017 – NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
239 downloads
226 downloads
208 downloads
Week 17 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
221 downloads
Week 16 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
218 downloads
Week 15 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
225 downloads
Week 14 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
212 downloads
Week 13 2017 - NZ Fresh Potato Export Summary
223 downloads
244 downloads
239 downloads
235 downloads
228 downloads
212 downloads
209 downloads
206 downloads
251 downloads
215 downloads
231 downloads
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217 downloads
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231 downloads
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239 downloads
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225 downloads
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224 downloads
226 downloads
234 downloads
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224 downloads
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221 downloads
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225 downloads
198 downloads
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248 downloads
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219 downloads
231 downloads
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237 downloads
234 downloads
221 downloads
210 downloads
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217 downloads
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250 downloads
213 downloads
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209 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.