THE MĀori ECONOMY
Māori have a long history in international trade.
Today, the Māori economy includes a range of authorities, businesses, and employers. Māori own a significant proportion of assets in the primary sectors – 50% of the fishing quota, 40% forestry, 30% lamb production, 30% sheep and beef production, 10% dairy production and 10% kiwifruit production. Products from these sectors typically face the highest tariffs in our export markets.
The Māori economy is also diversifying with new investment areas, including geothermal, digital, services, education, tourism and housing. The estimated value of the Māori asset base is over $50 billion.
The increase of wealth in the Asia-Pacific is creating further opportunities for the Māori economy. Culture, family, and whakapapa are important in these regions, making Māori well placed to connect.
ENSURING MĀORI PROSPERITY IS ON THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE AGENDA
Our Māori asset base is worth 50 billion dollars and we have contributed 12 billion to New Zealand’s GDP.