Commodities have helped the Port to grow rapidly since the 1950s to become this country's largest export port. Forestry, kiwifruit and dairy exports account for almost 80% of exports. Much of this cargo is destined for customers in Japan, China, South Korea, South East Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands.
Imports are also an important and expanding sector of the Port's business. These include petroleum, fertiliser, coal, dry and liquid bulk, palm kernel and a range of other products. Imports of containerised cargo have grown rapidly over the past eight years, and through the development of the Port's integrated inland port, MetroPort Auckland.
Trade Summary by Product for Year Ended 30 June 2012 (000 tonnes)
Trade Summary by Region
Port Trade and Statistics