Top Export Products from New Zealand

by Mitchell Wekey Business Developer & Brand Marketer
International buyers pay dollars when paying for exported products from New Zealand. Due to the country's weaker local currency, however, overseas importers spend less despite paying in dollars.

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Based on 2019 data, nearly 60 per cent or more than half of New Zealand’s exports were delivered to Asia. 15.5 per cent were imported by Australia and other neighbours in Oceania. North America, on one had, received 11.2 per cent of export goods from NZ, while 9.9 per cent of exports were to delivered to European countries. 

To a lesser extent (2.6 and 1.5 per cent respectively), New Zealand exported goods in Africa and Latin America. There were no established trade relations with Mexico but NZ did export goods to Caribbean every now and then.

Calculating the 5 million people (as of latest census) living in the country, its total $38.2 billion export sales is equivalent to $7,600 allocated to each citizen in this progressive island-state in Oceania.

Top Exports from New Zealand

Internationally shipped export products from NZ with the highest values in US dollar (percentage share in terms of overall export).

  1. Dairy products (includes eggs & honey)
    Valuation - $10.7 billion (27.9 per cent)
  2. Meat products
    Valuation - $5.3 billion (13.9 per cent)
  3. Wood
    Valuation - $3.3 billion (8.7 per cent)
  4. Fruits & nuts
    Valuation - $2.2 billion (5.9 per cent)
  5. Cereal/milk preparations
    Valuation - $1.5 billion (3.9 per cent)
  6. Beverages (alcoholic, juices & soda products); condiments
    Valuation - $1.4 billion (3.7 per cent)
  7. Fish exports
    Valuation -  $1.2 billion (3.2 per cent)
  8. Machinery & electronic spare parts
    Valuation - $1 billion (2.6 per cent)
  9. All kinds of food preparations
    Valuation - $886.9 million (2.3 per cent)
  10. Modified starches, glues, enzymes
    Valuation - $815.5 million (2.1 per cent)


The top exports from New Zealand comprise 74.3 per cent of the total value of its international shipments.

About Mitchell Wekey Junior   Business Developer & Brand Marketer

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