New Zealand in Profile: 2009

Primary products make up about two-thirds of New Zealand’s exports. Australia, the United States and Japan are the most common destinations for New Zealand exports, and have been since the mid-1980s. 

2003 2008

Main export commodities

$(million)
Milk powder, butter and cheese 4,679 8,758
Meat and edible offal 4,111 4,681
Crude oil 478 2,541
Logs, wood and wood articles 2,386 1,999
Mechanical machinery and equipment 1,356 1,906
Aluminium and aluminium articles 980 1,459
Fruit 1,032 1,376
Fish, crustaceans and molluscs 1,215 1,126
Total all commodities 29,291 40,028

 

Main destinations

Australia 6,050 9,172
United States of America 4,366 4,017
Japan 3,354 3,359
China, People's Republic of 1,457 2,091
United Kingdom 1,361 1,633
Total all countries 29,291 40,028

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Graph, New Zealand in Profile Exports.