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New Zealand Onion Growers Celebrate Multimillion-dollar Export Success In Indonesia

New Zealand Onion Growers Celebrate Export Success

Field Notes, powered by KPMG, is a weekly news update on news nationally and globally from the agri-food sector.

Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand


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[12 April, Horticulture NZ, Scoop News]

Indonesia has just re-opened its market to New Zealand onions, and growers are celebrating. Onions are the main horticulture crop exported to Indonesia and returned $28 million during 2019. In total, onion exports rose to $172 million last year. Apatu Farms Joint Managing Director, Paul Apatu states that Onions New Zealand has been very proactive throughout the process, working directly with Indonesian government officials, and various receivers in the Indonesian supply chain. Mr Apatu reports that so far onion exports have faced minimal supply chain disruptions in the face of Covid-19, and there appears to be continuing high demand for the product.

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