Food and beverage
We are working to grow the food and beverage sector, which is vital to achieving the government’s growth agenda.
The food and beverage sector remains the linchpin of the New Zealand economy. It employs nearly one in five New Zealand workers, and also earns over half of our merchandise export earnings.
This project provides a comprehensive analysis of the state of New Zealand’s food and beverage (F&B) industry for businesses, investors, government and research institutions.
MBIE has produced a series of one-page Export Intelligence Reports that analyse the export performance of 21 different product categories identified from within the The Food & Beverage Information Project.
The government has established the Food Innovation Network - facilities throughout the country where businesses can develop, test and prove new food products.
Read this report, by Coriolis Research, which provides an overview of the drivers of growth in New Zealand’s processed food exports to Australia.
The Primary Growth Partnership (PGP) is a government-industry initiative that will invest in significant programmes of research and innovation to boost the economic growth and sustainability of New Zealand’s primary, forestry and food sectors.