$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 
3. Labourer 
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

10,000 WORKERS

• 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

Wine $32m

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