Growers produce around 30,700 tonnes of citrus each year. To put this into perspective, world citrus production is 60 million tonnes. New Zealand’s contribution to global citrus production is less than 0.05%.
Gisborne is the largest citrus growing region (56% of production), followed by Northland (34%), Auckland (9%) and Bay of Plenty (1%). The most recent statistics from a grower survey are summarised below. The full survey report can be downloaded from our member portal.
Citrus industry in numbers
Tonnes of citrus fruit
Million in domestic sales
Citrus varieties in numbers
*1 Many growers produce more than one citrus variety.
The average yield is 18 T / ha over all varieties
Up to date citrus statistics are also available at Freshfacts.