Exports of apples and pears from New Zealand to exceed $ 1.3 billion by 2030


Exports of apples and pears from New Zealand to exceed $ 1.3 billion by 2030

08/05/2020

New Zealand ranked 10th in the world in terms of apple and pear exports in 2019

By 2030, New Zealand’s apple and pear exports will reach $ 1.33 billion, says Alan Pollard, head of New Zealand Apples & Pears (NZAPI), EastFruit reports citing Fruitnet.

Last year, the country’s exporters set a new record for the supply of apples and pears – more than $ 577 million, and over the past eight years, exports in value terms have grown by 58%. By 2022, this figure will increase to $ 660 million, and over the next decade, suppliers will be able to more than double it to $ 1.33 billion.

Among the immediate challenges for the development of supplies, A. Pollard notes the issue of recovering markets after the COVID-19 pandemic. Nevertheless, despite the difficulties, New Zealand exporters will be able to achieve this goal by actively working to develop sales both domestically and in overseas markets, added the head of NZAPI.

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The production of apples and pears in New Zealand last year amounted to 566 thousand tons, of which 395 thousand tons were exported. As a result, the country exceeded the volume of deliveries in physical terms by 5% in comparison with the previous year.

According to EastFruit, in 2019 New Zealand was the 10th country in the world in terms of apple and pear exports, behind some other countries in the Southern Hemisphere (South Africa, Chile, Argentina), Europe (Poland, Italy, Netherlands, Belgium). China and the United States. The bulk of the export of apples and pears from New Zealand falls on the former: since 2014, their exports have grown from 308 thousand tons to almost 391 thousand tons. Meanwhile, supplies of New Zealand pears were relatively small and barely exceeded 4-5 thousand tons annually.

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