Horticultural production tops $7B, led by wine and apples
Business Desk quotes Coriolis research:
Horticultural production has topped $7 billion for the first time, with good growth in nearly all the main industries, including wine, apples, potatoes, and onions…
Avocados were one of two crops to record significant export increases, up $59.3 million to $93 million in 2014 over the previous year, and compared to just $29 million in 2005. Avocados were identified last year as a potentially high growth segment for New Zealand horticultural exports to Asia in a report for the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment by the food consultancy firm, Coriolis. The other area to see strong growth was natural honey, where exports of $187 million were an increase of 29 percent, or $42 million, on 2013 and nearly three times the figure in 2008.