New Zealand is a commodities exporter…okay okay, I know that’s not a super sexy opening line, but don’t worry this isn’t an economics lecture, well it kind of is, but I’ll try and keep it brief and on point.
New Zealand makes her money from selling the ‘stuff’ we grow, design and build to overseas countries. That ‘stuff’ is made up of things like our awesome wines, the milk powder which we sell to China, butter that we sell to Europe and lamb which we are famous for the world over. That’s our mainstay export business. That export business succeeds in no small part on the back of the reputation New Zealand carries overseas for being a clean, green and principled Nation.
Here’s the numbers…(skip to the next paragraph If numbers aren’t your thing)
In 2011 our Gross commodities exports (re... Read more >