Production volume of milk in New Zealand 2013-2019

New Zealand is one of the world’s largest milk producers in the world, with the reputation of producing and supplying quality dairy products. In the first quarter of 2019, approximately six million metric tons of milk had been produced in New Zealand. In the full 2018 year, the amount of milk produced amounted to about 22 million metric tons – a record-setting production volume for the country.

Dairy nation

As well as milk, various other dairy products are produced in vast quantities in the country such as milk powders, butter, cream, cheese, and infant formula. In fact, New Zealand is one of the major cheese-producing countries globally. While most of the dairy products produced in the country is exported, there is also a high domestic consumption of milk. At around 500 thousand metric tons in 2019, New Zealanders were among the largest consumers of fresh white milk in the world when considering the population size. The leading export markets for New Zealand dairy include China, Australia, the United States, the United Arab Emirates, and Japan. Fonterra, a New Zealand-based multinational dairy co-operative, was responsible for almost a third of the world’s market share of dairy exports alone.

Fonterra Co-operative Group 

Fonterra is one New Zealand’s biggest companies; in fiscal year 2019, Fonterra’s sales revenue exceeded 20 billion New Zealand dollars. However, despite a significant revenue, the group announced a 605 million New Zealand dollar loss in the same year. The company has struggled to turn a profit from their first recorded loss in 2018. Legal action, investment write downs, and increases in costs all contributed to the loss according to the company. With the company being an integral part of New Zealand’s economy, further losses may have a larger flow on effect to other segments in the industry.

Volume of milk production in New Zealand from 2013 to 2019

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Source

Release date

May 2019

Region

New Zealand

Survey time period

2013 to March 2019

Supplementary notes

*As of March 2019.

The amount of metric tons of milk collected for processing is calculated from the kilogram milksolids using an estimated average monthly milksolids composition.

The source does not provide a release date, the date displayed here is the date of access.

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