Food and beverage investor guides
The Food and Beverage Project produces guides to investment opportunities in the New Zealand food and beverage sector.
About the investor guides
New Zealand is a major global food and beverage exporter, but we have significant untapped capacity to export more and are well positioned to triple our food and beverage exports over the next 15 years.
Global leaders have already endorsed New Zealand by investing in manufacturing in the country.
Our research has identified some 20 categories already achieving success and with strongly growing markets, particularly in East and South East Asia.
We have demonstrated strong capability in temperate-climate food and beverages production and we are the largest global exporter of dairy products, kiwifruit, lamb and venison, and a major exporter of beef, apples, seafood and wine.
New investors guides 2020
The 2020 edition of the Investor's Guide to the New Zealand Food and Beverage industry contains a wealth of new data, and answers the key questions: why invest in New Zealand; who has invested; what sectors are growing and includes profiles of the top 200 firms by revenue.
Blueberries were identified as a growth sector in the related ”Emerging Growth Opportunities” report. Blueberries emerged as a high growth sector for New Zealand that has grown on the back of growing global demand for this small, healthy fruit.
Non-alcoholic beverages were identified as growth sectors in previous ”Emerging Growth Opportunities” research. In this report non-alcoholic beverages include juice, water, and soft drinks (and other similar flavoured beverages).
These investor guides make a strong, factual case for investment in the New Zealand food and beverage industry.
The New Zealand wine industry has achieved phenomenal growth, producing world-renowned wine varieties.
Outside wine, New Zealand juice, beer and alcoholic spirits are all showing significant potential.
Alcoholic Spirits Industry
Non-alcoholic beverages industry
New Zealand is a global leader in dairy trade, gaining export market share in the past decade.
New Zealand is the eighth largest milk producing country in the world and accounts for 3% of global milk production. New Zealand is a global leader in the exporting of powders, caseins, butter/dairy fats, and powders, with a strong position in cheese and lactose.
New Zealand is the global leader in lamb and deer meat exports and has a strong position in beef exports; other species are primarily focused on the domestic market, although in recent years chicken exports have been growing.
New Zealand is a major producer and exporter of kiwifruit and apples, accounting for over 70% of the country’s fresh produce export value.
New Zealand also produces a wide range of other fruit and nuts, with significant growth in avocados, cherries and blueberries. We are a mid-sized producer of vegetables for processing and export.
New Zealand has a rapidly growing processed foods sector, leveraging on available raw and unique materials.
New products, exports and firms continue to emerge, though many of these firms require significant capital to fund growth.
Pet Food Industry
New Zealand has the 10th longest coastline of any country in the world, access to a strong set of natural resources, and exports seafood to 112 countries.
New Zealand has an efficient, modern seafood industry and large and sustainably managed wild catch fishery. Aquaculture showing huge theoretical growth potential for New Zealand and is based around three species; mussels, salmon, and oysters.