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 70% 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 2020 (000 tonnes)



2018 2019 2020
Exports
Logs 6,276 7,063 5,544
Other Forest Products 2,047 2,096 2,014
Dairy Products 2,312 2,322 2,362
Kiwifruit 1,328 1,502 1,498
Other Exports 3,441 4,145 4,341
Total Exports 15.404 17,128 15,759
Imports
Oil Products 1,569 1,600 1,403
Fertiliser Bases 552 501 504
All Other Goods 5,932 6,933 7,142
Total Imports 9,054 9,818 9,049
Total Cargo 24,458 26,946 24,808
Total TEU 1,182,147 1,233,177 1,251,741

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