$603 million GDP FROM FOOD & BEVERAGE CULTIVATION AND PROCESSING 2019
7.8% FOOD & BEVERAGE GDP AS A % OF REGIONAL GDP
975 NUMBER OF BUSINESS UNITS
7,823 NUMBER OF FOOD & BEVERAGE JOBS
9.4% FOOD & BEVERAGE JOBS AS PERCENT OF ALL REGIONAL JOBS
$82,666 GDP PER FULL TIME EMPLOYEE
3,027 PROJECTED JOB GROWTH BETWEEN NOW AND 2025
TOP 5 OCCUPATIONS
1. Fruit or Nut Farm Worker
2. Fruit or Nut Grower
4. Container Filler
5. Mixed Crop & Livestock Farm Worker
(31.5% OF TOTAL FOOD AND BEVERAGE JOBS IN HB)
576 SELF-EMPLOYED WORKERS IN THE FOOD AND BEVERAGE CULTIVATION AND PROCESSING
• Are required to thin, pick, package and process the year’s crop between November and April.
• Total RSE allocation for NZ is 14,400 for 2020/21.
• As of May 7, 2020 4174 RSE workers were in Hawke’s Bay, according to Immigration NZ.
HAWKE’S BAY FOOD & BEVERAGE EXPORTS
Meat products $793m
Fruit + nuts $177m
Prepared vege + pulses $59m
Other animal products $83m
Other food products $76m