ASEAN’s importance as a market is growing. It is now New Zealand’s fourth largest trading partner. In 2020, despite Covid-19 disruptions, New Zealand’s exports to the region were valued at $11.14bn NZD. In particular, the markets of Singapore, Malaysia and Vietnam remained strong throughout 2020, while Indonesia, the Philippines and Thailand all offer opportunities for future growth. The food and agriculture sector remains our leading export product category, while services such as logistics and other digital industries are fast growing in the area.