New Zealand's dairy, meat exports fall in January

Source: Xinhua| 2021-02-26 11:29:00|Editor: huaxia
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WELLINGTON, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) -- The value of total goods exports fell 10 percent in January 2021 from January 2020, to 4.2 billion NZ dollars (3.09 billion U.S. dollars), led by falls in dairy and meat, New Zealand's statistics department Stats NZ said on Friday.

"China was the only one of our top trading partners to see a rise in January," international trade manager Alasdair Allen said in a statement.

The fall in exports of 486 million NZ dollars was the largest year-on-year fall in exports since March of 2016, Allen said.

"The drop in dairy exports was partly due to a fall in quantity for whey products to one of New Zealand's top export trading markets, the United States. Exports of dairy were the largest fall for the U.S. in January 2021, specifically exports of whey," Allen said.

This is the fifth consecutive month where monthly dairy exports were lower than the corresponding month a year ago, he said. Enditem