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EXPORT RECOVERY | MARKET INSIGHTS | MFAT | SOUTH KOREA

South Korea Market Insights | The Impact of C19 on New Zealand Business | Report by Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade | 1 June 2020 Prepared by: New Zealand Embassy, Seoul. Summary Air freight costs have begun to reduce and are currently around twice as high as pre-COVID- 19 levels: NZD7.3 per kg compared…

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EXPORT RECOVERY | MARKET INSIGHTS | MFAT | GULF COOPERATION COUNCIL REGION

Gulf Cooperation Council Region Market Insight | C19 Impacts and Opportunities | Report by Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | 22 May 2020 Prepared by: New Zealand Embassy, Abu Dhabi. Summary The impact of COVID-19 is being felt across the Gulf region, but some underlying fundamentals make it a market of importance to New…

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EXPORT RECOVERY SERIES | MARKET INSIGHTS | FOOD AND BEVERAGE – THE PIVOT TO ONLINE

Head start or headwind? Over the C19 lockdown, New Zealand Food and Beverage businesses were deemed essential services, and most continued operating. Now, all New Zealand businesses can reopen, but many are blinking in the bright light of day – what is the legacy the Food and Beverage sector will take from this two month…

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EXPORT RECOVERY SERIES | MARKET INSIGHTS | SINGAPORE

Two Steps Forward – Two Steps Back? Singapore didn’t initially ‘lockdown’ its economy to nearly the same degree as other countries as a result of C19, but a second wave of infections hitting the country has seen its early international recognition in the handling of this crisis evaporate. The country’s current grip on the situation…

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EXPORT RECOVERY SERIES | MARKET INSIGHTS | THE LUCKY COUNTRY

With the impending trans-Tasman ‘bubble’, is the Australian market now a must for New Zealand exporters? From this side of the Tasman it appears that Australia is being affected less, and easier to export to, in this C19 crisis relative to disastrous situations elsewhere. Australia is one of New Zealand’s biggest and most significant export…

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EXPORT RECOVERY SERIES | MARKET INSIGHTS | EUROPE

Europe is slowly easing its lockdowns – will this be a gradual return to normal, or path to abnormal for exporters to deal with? What are we seeing ? Europe has been hugely impacted by COVID 19, seemingly bearing the brunt of both the human and economic effects. The situation in the USA may get…

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EXPORT RECOVERY SERIES | MARKET INSIGHTS | ARE BANKS LENDING TO EXPORTERS?

Export orders dried up? Is bank funding an option to support liquidity? It is clear that all businesses in New Zealand, including exporters, are being heavily impacted by C-19. Liquidity is the most pressing issue facing business currently, and while the Banks are notoriously reluctant to assist with cashflow lending usually, there are promising indications…

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EXPORT RECOVERY SERIES | MARKET INSIGHTS | IS CHINA OPEN FOR BUSINESS?

The increasingly severe impact of COVID-19 has been felt throughout the world, with countries, communities and businesses facing significant social and economic implications in the months and years to come. The effects of this crisis on China – the country, people and economy – is in the spotlight due to it being the first country…

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Where to from here? Adding Value to New Zealand’s Food Exports

New Zealand is almost at capacity. Under the current model, there is little room left to expand agricultural and horticultural production without risking our national food brand. So how will New Zealand double primary sector exports from $32 billion in 2012 to $64 billion in 2025? This was the theme at the heart of the…

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