Understanding food trade between Australia and New Zealand and the Pacific

By Sebastian Graeff

Australia and New Zealand are top exporters to other Pacific Islands, in 2018 the two countries exported 50% of pacific food supply!

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Change in exports from Australia and New Zealand

Exports from Australia and New Zealand to pacific islands are a signifcant source of goods for Pacific nations. The two countries have expanded their trade footprint in the region, with majority of trade flowing to just two countries, Fiji and Papua New Guinea. Trade with these two pacific nations has more than doubled since 1995!

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A changing trade profile

While exports from Australia and New Zealand to pacific islands have boomed. Only a few sectors are noted to be leading the race.

In recent years the cereals have completley taken over as chief imports in the largests pacific economies, notably Fiji and Papua New Guinea

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Now, explore the data yourself!

Now it's your turn! Get a tiny start in data exploration (and analysis) by searching the "Bubble Data" below for the largest (and smallest) trades between Australia, New Zealand and Pacific nations. You can even play around with the "Bubbles" by draging them around to order them in any way you would like