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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 8.291 8.270 -0,3% Jan-May 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 30,11 32,00 +6,3% Jan-Apr 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
169 205 238 260 108 89 -16,8% Jan-May 2020
Cream (HS 040130+040140+040150)
TOP importers
67 99 97 127 53 52 -1,0% Jan-May 2020
Yogurt e buttermilk (HS 0403)
TOP importers
44 50 40 36 19 19 -0,1% Jan-May 2020
Butter (HS 0405)
TOP importers
503 434 456 464 220 196 -10,9% Jan-May 2020
of which:
Anhydrous Milk Fat (HS 040590)
TOP importers
214 174 191 191 87 93 +6,2% Jan-May 2020
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP importers
355 343 322 335 148 140 -5,4% Jan-May 2020
WMP (whole milk powder - HS 040221+040229)
TOP importers
1.344 1.342 1.369 1.536 714 658 -7,9% Jan-May 2020
SMP (skimmed milk powder - HS 040210)
TOP importers
444 401 358 373 171 170 -0,7% Jan-May 2020
Whey powder (HS 0404)
TOP importers
109 97 94 91 45 41 -9,8% Jan-May 2020
Casein (HS 350110)
TOP importers
66 59 57 57 27 25 -7,5% Jan-May 2020
Caseinates (HS 350190)
TOP importers
35 32 30 30 12 15 +26,1% Jan-May 2020
Lactose pharmaceutical (HS 170211)
TOP importers
26 22 23 22 7,7 9,4 +22,0% Jan-May 2020
Infant milk formula (HS 190110)
TOP importers
61 75 97 117 53 45 -15,1% Jan-May 2020
Fat-Filled Milk Powder (FFMP) (HS 190190)
TOP importers
43 41 53 59 27 29 +9,8% Jan-May 2020
Whey Protein Isolate (WPI) (HS 350220)
TOP importers
27 24 21 19 8,2 9,1 +10,5% Jan-May 2020
IMPORT 2016 2017 2018 2019 2019 2020 % Period
Whey powder (HS 0404)
TOP exporters
20 27 36 27 13 8,7 -35,4% Jan-May 2020
Lactose pharmaceutical (HS 170211)
TOP exporters
75 90 86 118 54 54 +0,3% Jan-May 2020
Cheese (HS 0406)
TOP exporters
10 11 12 13 4,1 3,6 -13,2% Jan-May 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 8,51 8,43 7,94
Butter 6,01 5,95 5,90 6,06
SMP 1,07 1,06 1,05 1,25
WMP 3,86 4,68 4,22 4,81
SOCIO-ECONOMIC INDICATORS 2016 2017 2018 2019 2019 2020(f) % Period
Population ('000) 4.659 4.702 4.743 4.783
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: 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: 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
UK trade data for the period Jan - Apr 2020 are provisional