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New Zealand: dairy sector

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 2017 2018 2019 2020 2020 2021 % Period
(Dairy Season)1) (2017/18) (2018/19) (2019/20) (2020/21)
Dairy cows ('000 head)1) 4.993 4.946 4.922 4.904
± % from previous dairy season -0,9% -0,5% -0,4%
Average litres per cow 1) 4.151 4.290 4.296 4.426
± % from previous dairy season +3,3% +0,1% +3,0%
Milk production (Source: DCANZ) 21.460 21.947 21.787 21.871 19.130 19.281 +0,8% Jan-Nov 2021
Milkfat (%) a) 1) 4,75 4,72 4,74 4,75
Protein (%) a) 1) 3,82 3,84 3,87 3,87
Farm-gate prices of raw milk (€ x 100 kg, VAT not included)
m.g. 4.2%, prot. 3.4%
32,86 30,29 29,98 30,33 30,26 36,16 +19,5% Jan-Nov 2021
± % Over the same period of the previous year -7,8% -1,0% +1,2%
$/Kg milksolids ** 1) 6,68 6,35 7,20 7,75
DAIRY PRODUCTION 2017 2018 2019 2020 2020 2021 % Period
Liquid milk (Source: FAS-USDA) 497 515 520 525 525 530 +1,0% Jan-Dec 2021
Cheese (Source: FAS-USDA) 386 370 365 350 350 390 +11,4% Jan-Dec 2021
Butter (Source: FAS-USDA) 525 550 525 500 500 470 -6,0% Jan-Dec 2021
SMP (Source: FAS-USDA) 402 410 375 362 362 330 -8,8% Jan-Dec 2021
WMP (Source: FAS-USDA) 1.380 1.450 1.490 1.570 1.570 1.615 +2,9% Jan-Dec 2021
EXPORT 2017 2018 2019 2020 2020 2021 % Period
Bulk and packed milk (HS 040110+040120)
TOP importers
205 238 260 243 221 250 +13,5% Jan-Nov 2021
Cream (HS 040130+040140+040150)
TOP importers
99 97 127 136 122 152 +24,5% Jan-Nov 2021
Yogurt e buttermilk (HS 0403)
TOP importers
50 40 36 36 33 32 -4,0% Jan-Nov 2021
Butter (HS 0405)
TOP importers
434 456 464 425 380 354 -6,7% Jan-Nov 2021
of which:
Anhydrous Milk Fat (HS 040590)
TOP importers
174 191 191 190 176 148 -15,5% Jan-Nov 2021
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP importers
343 322 335 327 289 329 +13,8% Jan-Nov 2021
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229)
TOP importers
1.342 1.369 1.536 1.533 1.347 1.442 +7,1% Jan-Nov 2021
SMP (skimmed milk powder - HS 040210)
TOP importers
401 358 373 356 316 294 -7,1% Jan-Nov 2021
Whey powder (HS 0404)
TOP importers
97 94 91 87 77 86 +11,7% Jan-Nov 2021
Casein (HS 350110)
TOP importers
59 57 57 50 45 57 +27,0% Jan-Nov 2021
Caseinates (HS 350190)
TOP importers
32 30 30 36 33 30 -8,5% Jan-Nov 2021
Lactose pharmaceutical (HS 170211)
TOP importers
22 23 22 26 23 22 -3,1% Jan-Nov 2021
Infant milk formula (HS 190110)
TOP importers
75 97 117 101 94 79 -16,1% Jan-Nov 2021
Fat-Filled Milk Powder (FFMP) (HS 190190)
TOP importers
41 53 59 74 66 54 -18,0% Jan-Nov 2021
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) (HS 350220)
TOP importers
24 21 19 21 18 23 +25,3% Jan-Nov 2021
IMPORT 2017 2018 2019 2020 2020 2021 % Period
Whey powder (HS 0404)
TOP exporters
27 36 27 22 20 11 -46,2% Jan-Nov 2021
Lactose pharmaceutical (HS 170211)
TOP exporters
90 86 118 122 110 90 -18,0% Jan-Nov 2021
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP exporters
11 12 13 10 9,4 11 +13,0% Jan-Nov 2021
DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION (Source: FAS-USDA) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2020 2021 % Period
Cheese 40 38 38 38 38 38 0,0% Jan-Dec 2021
Butter 28 29 29 30 30 31 +3,3% Jan-Dec 2021
SMP 5,0 5,0 7,0 14 14 15 +7,1% Jan-Dec 2021
WMP 22 20 20 18 18 18 0,0% Jan-Dec 2021
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTIONS (kg) 2017 2018 2019 2020 2020 2021 % Period
Cheese 8,51 8,01 7,94 7,88 7,88 7,82 -0,8% Jan-Dec 2021
Butter 5,95 6,11 6,06 6,22 6,22 6,38 +2,5% Jan-Dec 2021
SMP 1,06 1,05 1,46 2,90 2,90 3,09 +6,3% Jan-Dec 2021
WMP 4,68 4,22 4,18 3,73 3,73 3,70 -0,8% Jan-Dec 2021
SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2017 2018 2019 2020 2020 2021(f) % Period
Population ('000) 4.702 4.743 4.783 4.822 4.822 4.861 +0,8% Jan-Dic 2021
GDP per capita (U.S. dollars) 42.330 42.804 42.166 41.127 (e)
GDP per capita (€) * 37.471 36.245 37.664 35.983(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: Dcanz; Number of cows, Average litres per cow, milksolids, milkfat and protein: Lic ; Farm-gate milk prices: LTO NEDERLAND
Dairy production: FAS-USDA
Import/Export: Stat.nz
Consumption: FAS-USDA
GDP per capita: International Monetary Found
Population: FAO

Last update: 2021-12-02
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