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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 Season)1) (2014/15) (2015/16) (2016/17) (2017/18)
Dairy cows ('000 head)1) 5.018 4.998 4.861 4.993
± % from previous dairy season -0,4% -2,7% +2,7%
Average litres per cow 1) 4.235 4.185 4.259 4.151
± % from previous dairy season -1,2% +1,8% -2,5%
Milk production (Source: DCANZ) 21.842 21.537 21.174 21.460 21.460 21.947 +2,3% Jan-Dec 2018
Milkfat (%) a) 1) 4,78 4,73 4,77 4,75
Protein (%) a) 1) 3,84 3,84 3,87 3,82
Farm-gate prices of raw milk (€ x 100 kg, VAT not included) 32,58 23,63 25,54 32,86 32,86 30,29 -7,8% Jan-Dec 2018
± % Over the same period of the previous year -27,5% +8,1% +28,7%
$/Kg milksolids ** 1) 4,69 4,30 6,47 6,68
DAIRY PRODUCTION 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 2018 % Period
Liquid milk (Source: FAS-USDA) 495 497 497 497 497 500 +0,6% Jan-Dec 2018
Cheese (Source: FAS-USDA) 325 355 360 378 378 380 +0,5% Jan-Dec 2018
Butter (Source: FAS-USDA) 580 594 570 525 525 530 +1,0% Jan-Dec 2018
SMP (Source: FAS-USDA) 415 410 405 402 402 390 -3,0% Jan-Dec 2018
WMP (Source: FAS-USDA) 1.460 1.380 1.320 1.380 1.380 1.420 +2,9% Jan-Dec 2018
EXPORT 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 2018 % Period
Bulk and packed milk (HS 040110+040120)
TOP importers
95 117 169 205 205 238 +16,1% Jan-Dec 2018
Cream (HS 040130+040140+040150)
TOP importers
37 48 67 99 99 97 -2,3% Jan-Dec 2018
Yogurt e buttermilk (HS 0403)
TOP importers
38 47 44 50 50 40 -18,7% Jan-Dec 2018
Butter (HS 0405)
TOP importers
510 500 503 434 434 459 +5,7% Jan-Dec 2018
of which:
Anhydrous Milk Fat (HS 040590)
TOP importers
211 216 214 174 174 192 +10,5% Jan-Dec 2018
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP importers
278 327 355 343 343 323 -5,7% Jan-Dec 2018
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229)
TOP importers
1.423 1.380 1.344 1.342 1.342 1.378 +2,7% Jan-Dec 2018
SMP (skimmed milk powder - HS 040210)
TOP importers
383 411 444 401 401 362 -9,6% Jan-Dec 2018
Whey powder (HS 0404)
TOP importers
80 92 109 97 97 95 -2,3% Jan-Dec 2018
Casein (HS 350110)
TOP importers
57 73 66 59 59 57 -2,9% Jan-Dec 2018
Caseinates (HS 350190)
TOP importers
29 36 35 32 32 30 -5,4% Jan-Dec 2018
Lactose pharmaceutical (HS 170211)
TOP importers
20 24 26 22 22 23 +4,0% Jan-Dec 2018
Infant milk formula (HS 190110)
TOP importers
31 34 61 75 75 97 +29,9% Jan-Dec 2018
IMPORT 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 2018 % Period
Whey powder (HS 0404)
TOP exporters
39 35 20 27 27 36 +35,1% Jan-Dec 2018
Lactose pharmaceutical (HS 170211)
TOP exporters
72 72 75 90 90 86 -5,0% Jan-Dec 2018
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP exporters
6,6 8,1 10 11 11 12 +2,2% Jan-Dec 2018
DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION (Source: FAS-USDA) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 2018 % Period
Cheese 40 41 42 46 46 48 +4,3% Jan-Dec 2018
Butter 22 24 28 28 28 29 +3,6% 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 24 0,0% Jan-Dec 2018
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTIONS (kg) 2014 2015 2016 2017 2017 2018 % Period
Cheese 8,76 8,88 9,01 9,77
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: 2018-11-29
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