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 just over 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 2021 (000 tonnes)



2019 2020 2021
Exports
Logs 7,063 5,544 6,339
Other Forest Products 2,096 2,014 1,858
Dairy Products 2,322 2,362 2,317
Kiwifruit 1,502 1,498 1,679
Other Exports 4,145 4,341 4,133
Total Exports 17,128 15,759 16,326
Imports
Oil Products 1,600 1,403 1,565
Fertiliser Bases 501 504 419
All Other Goods 6,933 7,142 7,429
Total Imports 9,818 9,049 9,413
Total Cargo 26,946 24,808 25,738
Total TEU 1,233,177 1,251,741 1,200,831

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