Commodities

Commodities

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 2019 (000 tonnes)



2017 2018 2019
Exports
Logs 5,491 6,276 7,063
Other Forest Products 2,062 2,047 2,096
Dairy Products 2,223 2,312 2,322
Kiwifruit 982 1,328 1,502
Other Exports 3,472 3,441 4,145
Total Exports 14,230 15,404 17,128
Imports
Oil Products 1,436 1,569 1,600
Fertiliser Bases 474 552 501
All Other Goods 6,054 5,932 6,933
Total Imports 7,964 9,054 9,818
Total Cargo 22,194 24,458 26,946
Total TEU 1,085,987 1,182,147 1,233,177

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