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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 2016 2017 2018 2019 2019 2020 % Period
(Dairy Season)1) (2016/17) (2017/18) (2018/19)
Dairy cows ('000 head)1) 4.861 4.993 4.946
± % from previous dairy season +2,7% -0,9%
Average litres per cow 1) 4.259 4.151 4.290
± % from previous dairy season -2,5% +3,3%
Milk production (Source: DCANZ) 21.174 21.460 21.947 21.787 4.346 4.329 -0,4% Jan-Feb 2020
Milkfat (%) a) 1) 4,77 4,75 4,72
Protein (%) a) 1) 3,87 3,82 3,84
Farm-gate prices of raw milk (€ x 100 kg, VAT not included)
m.g. 4.2%, prot. 3.4%
25,54 32,86 30,29 29,98 30,22 32,88 +8,8% Jan-Feb 2020
± % Over the same period of the previous year +28,7% -7,8% -1,0%
$/Kg milksolids ** 1) 6,47 6,68 6,35
DAIRY PRODUCTION 2016 2017 2018 2019 2019 2020(f) % Period
Liquid milk (Source: FAS-USDA) 497 497 500 500 500 500 0,0% Jan-Dec 2020
Cheese (Source: FAS-USDA) 360 386 355 360 360 365 +1,4% Jan-Dec 2020
Butter (Source: FAS-USDA) 570 525 530 530 530 525 -0,9% Jan-Dec 2020
SMP (Source: FAS-USDA) 405 402 410 385 385 370 -3,9% Jan-Dec 2020
WMP (Source: FAS-USDA) 1.320 1.380 1.450 1.460 1.460 1.525 +4,5% Jan-Dec 2020
EXPORT 2016 2017 2018 2019 2019 2020 % Period
Bulk and packed milk (HS 040110+040120)
TOP importers
169 205 238 260 43 39 -8,0% Jan-Feb 2020
Cream (HS 040130+040140+040150)
TOP importers
67 99 97 127 19 22 +17,3% Jan-Feb 2020
Yogurt e buttermilk (HS 0403)
TOP importers
44 50 40 36 7,7 5,4 -29,1% Jan-Feb 2020
Butter (HS 0405)
TOP importers
503 434 456 464 102 87 -14,5% Jan-Feb 2020
of which:
Anhydrous Milk Fat (HS 040590)
TOP importers
214 174 191 191 38 36 -5,5% Jan-Feb 2020
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP importers
355 343 322 335 55 61 +11,2% Jan-Feb 2020
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229)
TOP importers
1.344 1.342 1.369 1.536 311 283 -9,0% Jan-Feb 2020
SMP (skimmed milk powder - HS 040210)
TOP importers
444 401 358 373 81 76 -6,0% Jan-Feb 2020
Whey powder (HS 0404)
TOP importers
109 97 94 91 15 19 +25,4% Jan-Feb 2020
Casein (HS 350110)
TOP importers
66 59 57 57 11 13 +22,1% Jan-Feb 2020
Caseinates (HS 350190)
TOP importers
35 32 30 30 4,1 6,4 +58,2% Jan-Feb 2020
Lactose pharmaceutical (HS 170211)
TOP importers
26 22 23 22 3,0 2,7 -11,4% Jan-Feb 2020
Infant milk formula (HS 190110)
TOP importers
61 75 97 117 16 13 -21,4% Jan-Feb 2020
Fat-Filled Milk Powder (FFMP) (HS 190190)
TOP importers
43 41 53 59 9,3 13 +39,5% Jan-Feb 2020
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) (HS 350220)
TOP importers
27 24 21 19 2,6 3,5 +32,6% Jan-Feb 2020
IMPORT 2016 2017 2018 2019 2019 2020 % Period
Whey powder (HS 0404)
TOP exporters
20 27 36 27 7,4 3,8 -48,7% Jan-Feb 2020
Lactose pharmaceutical (HS 170211)
TOP exporters
75 90 86 118 23 18 -20,3% Jan-Feb 2020
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP exporters
10 11 12 13 1,9 1,3 -29,0% Jan-Feb 2020
DOMESTIC CONSUMPTION (Source: FAS-USDA) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2019 2020(f) % Period
Cheese 42 40 40 38 38 40 +5,3% Jan-Dec 2020
Butter 28 28 28 29 29 30 +3,4% Jan-Dec 2020
SMP 5,0 5,0 5,0 6,0 6,0 6,0 0,0% Jan-Dec 2020
WMP 18 22 20 23 23 21 -8,7% Jan-Dec 2020
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTIONS (kg) 2016 2017 2018 2019 2019 2020(f) % Period
Cheese 9,01 8,50 8,42  
Butter 6,01 5,95 5,89  
SMP 1,07 1,06 1,05  
WMP 3,86 4,67 4,21  
SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2016 2017 2018 2019 2019 2020(f) % Period
Population ('000) 4.661 4.706 4.750
GDP per capita (U.S. dollars) 43.238 (e) 43.896 (e) 44.528 (e)
GDP per capita (€) * 39.062(e) 38.857(e) 37.705(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: LTO NEDERLAND
Dairy production: FAS-USDA
Import/Export: Stat.nz
Consumption: FAS-USDA
GDP per capita: International Monetary Found
Population: FAO

Last update: 2019-12-16
NOTE: Access to World Dairy Trade, which also contains the processing of Import / Export of the New Zealand with MONTHLY UPDATES, is reserved for Supporters of CLAL.it