The BusinessNZ Network are closely monitoring the situation and response to the threat of the Omicron variant and community transmission. Border restrictions and MIQ space is still front of mind for ExportNZ, especially as these protocols remain in place for the foreseeable future.
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!