The EU is currently New Zealand’s second-largest trading partner for agricultural products. The value of EU agricultural imports reached €2.3 billion in 2016. Sheep and goat meat represented 35.9 % of agri-food imports from New Zealand that year (see Figure 2). New Zealand is the EU’s major supplier in sheep and goat meat, with an import market share of approximately 85 %. Other key food commodities imported to the EU in 2016 were fruit and wine. New Zealand also exported wool and silk, dairy products, such as casein, butter and cheese, and also beef into the EU.
Top EU agri-food exports and imports to and from New Zealand, 2016
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