15 Jun 2023

Primary industry exports reach record high $56 billion

From Morning Report, 6:44 am on 15 June 2023

The primary industry has outperformed expectations as annual exports reach a new record high of more than 56-billion-dollars.

The December forecast expected $55 billion in exports, but led by a growth in dairy, seafood and processed food exports, the result is $1.2 billion higher than thought.

The government thinks primary industry exports could rise to $62 billion by 2027 and are praising new Free Trade Agreements as opening the door for more sales.

Business NZ chief executive Kirk Hope represents Export NZ and is with us now