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 2016 (000 tonnes)

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2014 2015 2016
Exports
Logs 6,296 5,592 4,572
Other Forest Products 1,971 1,973 2,385
Dairy Products 1,556 1,752 2,119
Kiwifruit 690 823 996
Other Exports 2,837 3,135 3,004
Total Exports 13,350 13,275 13,116
Imports
Oil Products 1,298 1,264 1,300
Fertiliser Bases 489 525 472
All Other Goods 4,506 5,115 5,232
Total Imports 6,387 6,904 7,004
Total Cargo 19,737 20,179 20,120
Total TEU 759,587 851,106 954,006
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