Honey and bee products export data
- Tapering in export growth: honey export volumes have dropped by 12% over the past year.
- Once ratified, the recently signed UK FTA will remove the $16 duty for every $100 worth of honey NZ exporters currently pay.
- The global retail market is valued at US$9.3 billion in 2021 and is forecast to increase by 32% by 2026, reaching USD 12.3 billion. China, the US, and Germany are forecast to remain the 3 largest retail markets for honey, accounting for 11%, 9%, and 7% of total global value.
- New Zealand's retail market value is forecast to grow 1.6% to 2026, reaching NZ$60.6 million from NZ$59.6 million.
- Growing interest in honey’s natural and functional benefits drives demand for honey as a food as well as a pharmaceutical product.
NZ honey exports: fact sheet [PDF, 2.2 MB]
Pet food export stats
- Pet parents are connecting with their pets through more shared experiences. For example, growth in indulgent shared snacks, such as ice cream, is expected to continue.
- In 2022 the global retail market for pet food is valued at US$117 billion. It’s forecast to increase 7.3% year-on-year, reaching US$157 billion by 2026.
- The New Zealand retail market value is forecast to grow at a slower rate (1.3% year-on-year) than the global average, reaching NZ$720 million by 2026.
- China is the largest destination for New Zealand pet food exports, rising 72% year-on-year since 2016 to displace Australia as the largest export market by value in 2020.
- The positive perception of seafood as an ingredient in pet food presents a marketing opportunity for coastal countries like New Zealand.
Pet food export stats: fact sheet [PDF, 207 KB]
Ice cream import and export trade data
- New Zealand exports of ice cream have fluctuated in recent years, reaching the highest export value (NZ$70 million) and volume (12.6 million kilograms) in 2019.
- China, Japan, Australia, Tonga, and Hong Kong are the key export markets for New Zealand ice cream.
- The New Zealand retail market value is forecast to increase by 4.2% (NZ$98.7 million), reaching NZ$531 million by 2026.
- Plant-based ice cream accounted for 7.5% of global ice cream product launches in 2020, rising from 3.7% in 2016. This market segment is set to see continued growth in the future.
NZ ice cream trade: fact sheet [PDF, 867 KB]