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

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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.

Sector-wide reports

These investor guides make a strong, factual case for investment in the New Zealand food and beverage industry.

The Investor's Guide to the New Zealand Food and Beverage Industry 2015 [PDF, 3.8 MB]

Supplementary material to The Investor’s Guide to the New Zealand Food and Beverage Industry 2015 [PDF, 598 KB]

An Investor's Guide to the New Zealand Food & Beverage Industry 2014 [PDF, 1.4 MB]

An Investor’s Guide to emerging growth opportunities in New Zealand food & beverage exports 2012 [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Sector-specific reports

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Beverages

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.

Current report: 

The Investor's Guide to the New Zealand Beverages Industry 2017 [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Alcoholic Spirits Industry: 

Investment opportunities in the New Zealand alcoholic spirits industry 2012 [PDF, 1.6 MB]

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Dairy

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.

Current report:

The Investor's Guide to the New Zealand Dairy Industry 2017 [PDF, 3.3 MB]

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Meat

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.

Current report:

The Investor's Guide to the New Zealand Meat Industry 2017 [PDF, 2 MB]

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Produce

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.

Current report:

The Investor's Guide to the New Zealand Produce Industry 2017 [PDF, 2.4 MB]

Cherry Industry

Investment Opportunities in the New Zealand Cherry Industry [PDF, 3.3 MB]

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Processed foods

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.

Current report:

The Investor's Guide to the New Zealand Processed Food Industry 2017 [PDF, 2.9 MB]

Chocolate Industry

Investment Opportunities in the New Zealand Chocolate Industry [PDF, 4.4 MB]

Pet Food Industry:

Investment opportunities in the New Zealand Pet food industry 2014 [PDF, 1.6 MB]

Pet food factsheet [PDF, 424 KB]

Honey Industry:

Investment opportunities in the New Zealand honey industry 2012 [PDF, 2.8 MB]

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Seafood

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.

Current report:

The Investor's Guide to the New Zealand Seafood Industry 2017 [PDF, 1.7 MB]

Previous report:

Investment opportunities in the New Zealand salmon industry 2012 [PDF, 1.3 MB]