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Wednesday, 27 May 1987
Page: 3460

(Question No. 5202)


Mr Hawker asked the Minister for Primary Industry, upon notice, on 19 March 1987:

What is the (a) quantity and (b) value of agricultural trade each way between Australia and New Zealand in: (i) wool, (ii) beef, (iii) lamb (iv) dairy products, (v) vegetables and (vi) fruit.


Mr Kerin —The answer to the honourable member's question is presented as follows:

Table 1: Quantity and Value of Australian Dairy Imports from from New Zealand 1981/82-85/86

Table 2: Quantity and Value of Australian Dairy Exports to New Zealand 1981/82-85/86

Table 3: Quantity and Value of Australian Wool Trade with New Zealand 1981/82-85/86

Table 4: Quantity and Value of Australian Beef Trade with New Zealand 1981/82-85/86

Table 5: Quantity and Value of Australian Fruit Exports to New Zealand 1981/82-85/86

Table 6: Quantity and Value of Australian Fruit Imports from New Zealand 1981/82-85/86

Table 7: Quantity and Value of Australian Vegetable Exports to New Zealand 1981/82-85/86

Table 8: Quantity and Value of Australian Vegetable Imports from New Zealand 1981/82-85/86

Table 9: Quantity and Value of Australian Lamb Imports from New Zealand 1981/82-85/86

Table 10: Quantity and Value of Australian Imports of Meat of Sheep, Lambs and Goats from New Zealand 1982/83-83/84

It is not possible to provide aggregated quantities for vegetables for two main reasons. First, there is a very wide range of vegetable products which are not measured in homogeneous units. Second, within various categories, units of measurement have changed from year to year, or within years, making comparisons between years meaningless.

Similarly, for the lamb category, available figures are inconsistent, since during 1982/83 and the first six months of 1983/84, ABS trade statistics for lamb were not recorded separately. During this period lamb statistics were included in the category of `Meat of sheep, lambs and goats'. Available figures are presented in Table 9 `Quantity and Value of Australian Lamb Imports from New Zealand 1981/82-85/86' and Table 10 `Quantity and Value of Australian Imports of Meat of Sheep, Lamb and Goats 1982/83-83/84'. No lamb was exported to New Zealand during the last five years.

Table 1

QUANTITY AND VALUE OF AUSTRALIAN

DAIRY IMPORTS FROM NEW ZEALAND

1981-82-85-86

Quantity

Value

(tonnes)

($A'000)

1981-82

Uncond Sweet Milk and Cream...

30.6

92

Milk Powders...

717

1,020

Milk (nes)...

373

1,725

Butter...

336.2

571

Cheese...

5,382.2

10,332

1982-83

Whey ...

18.4

18

Milk Powders...

1,205.3

1,453

Milk (nes)...

331.8

1,604

Butter...

7.6

22

Cheese...

6,406.6

13,686

1983-84

Whey ...

91.5

228

Milk Powders...

943.6

1,294

Milk (nes)...

417.7

2,229

Cheese...

5,732.5

13,389

1984-85

Uncond Sweet Milk and Cream...

7.1

37

Whey ...

67.1

148

Milk Powders...

1,240.8

1,502

Milk (nes)...

467.5

2,148

Butter...

18.3

57

Cheese...

7,961

16,391

1985-86

Fresh Milk and Cream...

5

5.5

Whey ...

49

119

Milk Powders...

1,051

1,484

Condensed Milk...

467

2,148

Butter...

18

57

Casein...

74

604

Cheese...

6,973

16,343

nes-not elsewhere specified

Source: ABS Foreign Trade Statistics

Table 2

QUANTITY AND VALUE OF AUSTRALIAN

DAIRY EXPORTS TO NEW ZEALAND

1981-82-85-86

Quantity

Value

(tonnes)

($A'000)

1981-82

Cheese...

129.1

340.7

Other powders...

12.2

28.7

Condensed milk...

34.6

45.1

1982-83

Cheese...

132.0

358.1

Whole milk powder...

176.8

308.7

Other powders...

0.9

4.0

Condensed milk...

15.0

27.0

1983-84

Butter (CBE)*...

3.3

9.0

Cheese...

222.9

647.2

Casein...

5.1

11.2

Skim milk powder...

0.2

1.9

Other powders...

11.8

33.4

Condensed milk...

353.9

399.4

1984-85

Cheese...

159.9

512.9

Icecream...

4.0

8.7

Other powders...

20.4

62.3

Condensed milk...

361.6

416.2

1985-86

Butter...

2.5

3.6

Cheese...

156.0

485.4

Casein...

0.2

9.9

Icecream...

0.1

0.3

Other powders...

13.4

49.8

Condensed milk...

263.3

296.9

* CBE-Commercial Butter Equivalent

Source: ABS Foreign Trade Statistics

Table 3

QUANTITY AND VALUE OF AUSTRALIAN GREASY WOOL TRADE WITH NEW ZEALAND 1981/82-85/86

Imports

Quantity

Value

Exports

Quantity

Value

(tonnes)

($A'000)

(tonnes)

($A'000)

1981/82...

9517.1

28672

287.3

1325

1982/83...

7839

23436

232.6

994

1983/84...

10168.6

32716

286.8

1637

1984/85...

11748.6

37799

265.4

1652

1985/86...

10934

46523

571

4221

* Import value estimated on NZ Free On Board values/kg

Sources: Australian Bureau of Statistics Australian Wool Corporation

Table 4

QUANTITY AND VALUE OF AUSTRALIAN

BEEF TRADE WITH NEW ZEALAND

1981/82-85/86

Imports

Quantity

Value

Exports

Quantity

Value

(tonnes)

($A'000)

(tonnes)

($A'000)

1981/82...

1646.5

4009.9

-

-

1982/83...

3583.5

9489.8

-

-

1983/84...

1788.8

5021.1

-

-

1984/85...

3481.1

11084.1

-

-

1985/86...

1879.9

6143.6

20.0

29.4

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Table 5

QUANTITY AND VALUE OF AUSTRALIAN FRUIT EXPORTS TO NEW ZEALAND 1981/82-85/86

Fresh Fruit

Quantity

Value

Preserved Fruit &

Fruit Preparations

Quantity

Value

Fruit Juices

Quantity

Value

(tonnes)

($A'000)

(tonnes)

($A'000)

('000 ltrs)

($A'000)

1981/82...

13,867

11,686

3,677

2,988

931

887

1982/83...

10,767

10,204

1,584

1,786

1,920

1,320

1983/84...

16,345

12,547

2,432

2,818

1,858

1,649

1984/85...

12,827

10,104

4,787

4,891

1,496

1,266

1985/86...

16,597

17,721

12,071

11,936

1,825

1,423

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Table 6

QUANTITY AND VALUE OF AUSTRALIAN FRUIT IMPORTS FROM NEW ZEALAND 1981/82-85/86

Fresh Fruit

Quantity

Value

Preserved Fruit &

Fruit Preparations

Quantity

Value

Quantity

Value

Fruit Juices

Quantity

Value

Quantity

Value

(tonnes)

($'000)

(tonnes)

($A'000)

('000 ltrs)

($'000)

(tonnes)

($'000)

('000 ltrs)

($'000)

1981/82...

1,342

3,746

1,716

1,949

1,091

1.017

-

-

77

170

1982/83...

1,206

5.340

1,525

1,710

1,230

1,231

-

-

273

550

1983/84...

2,162

7,551

2,317

2,955

869

1,110

-

-

706

1,222

1984/85...

2,339

10,289

2,480

3,588

1,845

2,413

-

-

2,659

3,885

1985/86...

3,933

13,509

2,265

4,311

1.022

1,292

12

5

14,327

5,832

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Table 7

VALUE OF AUSTRALIAN VEGETABLE EXPORTS TO NEW ZEALAND 1981/82-85/86 $A'000

Fresh, Dried, Chilled

Frozen and Preserved

1981/82...

1,179

1982/83...

1,143

1983/84...

1,022

1984/85...

1,238

1985/86...

3,566

Source: Department of Trade and Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Table 8

VALUE OF AUSTRALIAN VEGETABLE IMPORTS FROM NEW ZEALAND 1981/82-85/86 $A'000

Fresh, Dried, Chilled

Frozen and Preserved

1981/82...

12,184

1982/83...

13,925

1983/84...

19,424

1984/85...

20,650

1985/86...

26,849

Source: Department of Trade and Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Table 9

QUANTITY AND VALUE OF AUSTRALIAN

LAMB IMPORTS FROM NEW ZEALAND

1981/82-85/86

Quantity

Vale

(tonnes)

($A'000)

1981/82...

0.2

0.4

1982/83...

nsr

nsr

1983/84*...

0

0

1984/85...

0

0

1985/86...

11.3

14.1

nsr-not separately recorded

* January to June only.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics.

Table 10

QUANTITY AND VALUE OF AUSTRALIAN

IMPORTS OF MEAT OF SHEEP, LAMBS AND

GOATS FROM NEW ZEALAND 1982/83-83/84.

Quantity

Value

(tonnes)

($A'000)

1982/83...

445.3

421.9

1983/84*...

994.6

669.2

* June to December only.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics.