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New Zealand: dairy sector

Nuova Zelanda The purpose of this report is two-fold:

  • on the one hand, it describes the products that the industry produces, including commodities and various derivatives
    (butter, concentrated butter, cheese, milk powder, whey powder, casein, etc.);

  • on the other hand, it shows the overall exports of processed products - due to surplus production in relation to the population.

Home to a major exports cooperative, the Fonterra Cooperative Group, New Zealand is able to trade its dairy products on the international market.

NEW ZEALAND: DAIRY SECTOR
  '000 Ton
RAW MATERIAL AREA 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 2018 % Period
Dairy cows ('000 head) 5.018 4.998 4.861
(Dairy Season)1) (2014/15) (2015/16) (2016/17)
Average litres per cow 4.235 4.185 4.259
(Dairy Season)1) (2014/15) (2015/16) (2016/17)
Milk production (Source: DCANZ) 21.842 21.537 21.174 21.460 10.228 10.236 +0,1% Jan-Aug 2018
Milkfat (%) a) 4,78 4,73 4,77
(Dairy Season)1) (2014/15) (2015/16) (2016/17)
Protein (%) a) 3,84 3,84 3,87
(Dairy Season)1) (2014/15) (2015/16) (2016/17)
Farm-gate prices of raw milk (€ x 100 kg)(VAT not included) 32,58 23,63 25,54 32,86 33,27 31,03 -6,7% Jan-Aug 2018
± % Over the same period of the previous year -27,5% +8,1% +28,7%
$/Kg milksolids ** 4,69 4,30 6,47
(Dairy Season)1) (2014/15) (2015/16) (2016/17)
DAIRY PRODUCTION 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 2018(f) % Period
Liquid milk (Source: FAS-USDA) 495 497 497 500 500 500 0,0% Jan-Dec 2018
Cheese (Source: FAS-USDA) 325 355 360 380 380 375 -1,3% Jan-Dec 2018
Butter (Source: FAS-USDA) 580 594 570 525 525 535 +1,9% Jan-Dec 2018
SMP (Source: FAS-USDA) 415 410 405 402 402 410 +2,0% Jan-Dec 2018
WMP (Source: FAS-USDA) 1.460 1.380 1.320 1.380 1.380 1.390 +0,7% Jan-Dec 2018
EXPORT 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 2018 % Period
Bulk and packed milk (HS 040110+040120)
TOP importers
95 117 169 205 128 148 +16,3% Jan-Aug 2018
Cream (HS 040130+040140+040150)
TOP importers
37 48 67 99 60 51 -13,9% Jan-Aug 2018
Yogurt e buttermilk (HS 0403)
TOP importers
38 47 44 50 34 26 -21,3% Jan-Aug 2018
Butter (HS 0405)
TOP importers
510 500 503 434 281 317 +12,7% Jan-Aug 2018
of which:
Anhydrous Milk Fat (HS 040590)
TOP importers
211 216 214 174 117 127 +8,7% Jan-Aug 2018
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP importers
278 327 355 343 230 219 -4,7% Jan-Aug 2018
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229)
TOP importers
1.423 1.380 1.344 1.342 826 829 +0,4% Jan-Aug 2018
SMP (skimmed milk powder - HS 040210)
TOP importers
383 411 444 401 239 215 -10,2% Jan-Aug 2018
Whey powder (HS 0404)
TOP importers
80 92 109 97 68 65 -5,2% Jan-Aug 2018
Casein (HS 350110)
TOP importers
57 73 66 59 38 36 -5,8% Jan-Aug 2018
Caseinates (HS 350190)
TOP importers
29 36 35 32 21 20 -6,8% Jan-Aug 2018
Lactose pharmaceutical (HS 170211)
TOP importers
20 24 26 22 14 15 +1,9% Jan-Aug 2018
Infant milk formula (HS 190110)
TOP importers
31 34 61 75 44 60 +37,4% Jan-Aug 2018
IMPORT 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 2018 % Period
Whey powder (HS 0404)
TOP exporters
39 35 20 27 17 26 +53,7% Jan-Aug 2018
Lactose pharmaceutical (HS 170211)
TOP exporters
72 72 75 90 63 55 -11,8% Jan-Aug 2018
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP exporters
6,6 8,1 10 11 7,2 7,6 +5,6% Jan-Aug 2018
DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION (Source: FAS-USDA) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 2018(f) % Period
Cheese 40 41 42 45 45 47 +4,4% Jan-Dec 2018
Butter 22 24 28 28 28 28 0,0% Jan-Dec 2018
SMP 6,0 7,0 5,0 5,0 5,0 5,0 0,0% Jan-Dec 2018
WMP 15 18 18 24 24 25 +4,2% Jan-Dec 2018
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTIONS (kg) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 2018(f) % Period
Cheese 8,76 8,88 9,01 9,56
Butter 4,82 5,20 6,01 5,95
SMP 1,31 1,52 1,07 1,06
WMP 3,28 3,90 3,86 5,10
SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 2018(f) % Period
Population ('000) 4.567 4.615 4.661 4.706
GDP per capita (U.S. dollars) 41.793 (e) 42.486 (e) 43.238 (e) 43.896 (e)
GDP per capita (€) * 31.459(e) 38.293(e) 39.062(e) 39.953(e)
NOTE
1) Dairy Season: June 1st - May 31th
a) Average excludes Northland, Taranaki and Wellington/Hawkes Bay
(f): forecast
** Average Dairy Company total payout. From 2009/10 average dairy co-operative payout is from Fonterra, Tatua, and Westland. This includes Fonterra dividend payments.
- Per capita consumptions are obtained dividing total consumption (Source FAS-USDA ) by the population (Source FAO)
(e) estimated
* Per capita GDP in Euro is calculated by using the yearly average exchange rate

Source Raw material area: Milk production: Lic and Dcanz; Number of cows, Average litres per cow, milksolids, milkfat and protein: Lic, DairyNZ; Farm-gate milk prices: UK-Milk Development Council - LTO NEDERLAND
Source Dairy production: FAS-USDA
Source Export: IHS
Source Consumption: FAS-USDA
GDP per capita: International Monetary Found
Source Population: FAO

Last update: 2017-11-28
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