NZ export statistics and trade data for ice cream, honey, and organics

Interested in how a product is performing? Our one-page export data fact sheets will tell you.

Organic food and beverage export data

The ice cream exporting fact sheet

  • The value of New Zealand organic products exported under MPI's Organic Official Assurance Programme (OOAP) to the year ending June was $134 million.
  • The EU and USA have been the main export markets for New Zealand organic products under the OOAP by export value since 2011.
  • In 2019 the UK was a key market for New Zealand organic lamb exports and the USA was the largest importer of NZ organic beef.
  • The global organic packaged food retail market reached $57 billion in 2019 with dairy, baby food and bread the largest product categories by value.
  • New Zealand's market for organic packaged food is forecast to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 12% between 2019 and 2024.

Fact sheet

New Zealand organic food and beverage exports [PDF, 375 KB]


Honey and bee products export data

NZ exporting fact sheet

  • Honey exports for the 11 months to May 2020 exceeded forecasts to reach $382 million.
  • The top honey export price in 2019 was $54 per kilo for monofloral mānuka.
  • Monofloral mānuka honey holds a larger share in the global honey market.
  • China imported the largest amount of retail packed honey (1,538 tonnes). The United Kingdom imported the largest amount of bulk drum honey (536 tonnes).
  • Although China is the largest honey retail market, the United States, Germany, Japan, and France are the largest importers by value.

Fact sheet

New Zealand honey exports [PDF, 2.6 MB]


Ice cream import and export trade data

The ice cream exporting fact sheet


  • In the year ending 2018, the export value of New Zealand ice cream was $58.9 million.
  • The retail value of the NZ ice cream market is expected to reach $533 million by 2024.
  • China, Japan, Australia, Fiji, and Tonga are the key export markets.
  • Take-home ice cream leads the category, but bulk ice cream enjoys the highest rate of growth (5% in 2018).
  • Dairy-free ice cream is expected to have the highest growth in volume and price in the next 5 years but its share in the total market remains very small.


Fact sheet

New Zealand ice cream trade [PDF, 920 KB]


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