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 2018 (000 tonnes)



2016 2017 2018
Exports
Logs 4,572 5,491 6,276
Other Forest Products 2,385 2,062 2,047
Dairy Products 2,119 2,223 2,312
Kiwifruit 996 982 925
Other Exports 3,004 3,472 3,844
Total Exports 13,116 14,230 15,404
Imports
Oil Products 1,300 1,436 1,569
Fertiliser Bases 472 474 552
All Other Goods 5,232 6,054 6,933
Total Imports 7,004 7,964 9,054
Total Cargo 20,120 22,194 24,458
Total TEU 954,006 1,085,987 1,182,147
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