China snapped up nearly a third of NZ exports in 2019

China snapped up nearly a third of NZ exports in 2019
Rebecca Howard
China’s hunger for New Zealand food means nearly a third of total exports are now snapped up by the Asian nation and - thanks to the African swine fever outbreak - it was the top market for kiwi beef in 2019.Exports to China jumped 21 percent to $16.7 billion in the 12 months to December and now make up 28 percent of the total value of exports versus 24 percent in the prior year. Beef exports to China rose 112 percent to $1.7 billion while beef exports to the US fell 20 percent to $956 million. Total beef exports lifted 16 percent to $3.6...

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