Dairy and meat drive large fall in exports – Stats NZ media and information release: Overseas merchandise trade January 2021

Dairy and meat drive large fall in exports – Media release

26 February 2021

The value of total goods exports fell 10 percent in January 2021 from January 2020, to $4.2 billion, led by falls in dairy and meat, Stats NZ said today.

“The fall in exports of $486 million was the largest year-on-year fall in exports since March of 2016,” international trade manager Alasdair Allen said.

The fall in exports was led by a drop in dairy products with milk powder, down $97 million, butter, down $62 million, and whey, down $31 million from January 2020.

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