I do hope all our exporter readers are faring better now that we are out of such a restricted trading environment. Food and beverage exporters have done better since they were able to trade through that time as “essential services”, but it has definitely been very tough for our non-food manufacturers.
According to Stats from the MFAT reports below, in April exports to all countries were down 2.6 percent to $5.3 billion. Dairy and meat exports were up 25.8 percent and 0.8 percent respectively, while seafood and forestry exports fell 30.9 percent and 68.7 percent respectively. We are hearing good reports of optimism and resilience from our regional offices as to how their exporter members are feeling, with lots of agility and innovative thinking going on. Stay positive, the NZ economy needs you to do well like never before!