在19世纪中叶英国殖民统治开始之前的几十年里,探险者们将马铃薯介绍给新西兰的毛利人。这种被称为taewa的新作物被证实能够很好地适应新西兰的凉爽气候,如今的红皮和蓝皮“毛利马铃薯”被认为是本地品种。

2007年,新西兰在仅10,050公顷的面积上就生产了大约50万吨的马铃薯,平均产量高达50吨。商业产量超过70吨的情况并不罕见。马铃薯是该国最受欢迎的蔬菜——全年都有新鲜马铃薯的供应,据估计年人均消费量约为66公斤。

在过去的十年中,加工业(2006年30万吨马铃薯被加工成薯条和薯片)、新鲜和冷冻马铃薯的出口(总量超过9万吨)均增长强劲。新西兰每年马铃薯的零售和出口价值估计为3亿美元。
 

(2006-2013)新西兰按终端使用分类的马铃薯种植情况(新西兰马铃薯/ GAIN NZ1411)

农业数据 新西兰
Potato Yield in 2017 :493107.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Production in 2017 :465986.00tonnesFAO data based on imputation methodology
Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :9450.00haOfficial data
Sweet Potato Yield in 2017 :98265.00hg/haCalculated data
Sweet Potato Production in 2017 :11212.00tonnesFAO data based on imputation methodology
Sweet Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :1141.00haOfficial data
Potato Production in 2016 :526773.00tonnesFAO data (imputation)
消费数据 新西兰
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:53.09kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:2.88kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:57.47kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:2.77kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:52.94kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:2.59kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008:56.56kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
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