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NZ dairy farmers hit as China demand dries up

China is biggest customer of New Zealand, which supplies two-thirds of all whole milk powder exported internationally. Shipments have fallen 65% in first five months of 2015


WHEN China lost much of its appetite for imported milk powder this year, farmers 11,000 kilometres away in New Zealand went into a tailspin.

New Zealand supplies about two- thirds of the whole milk powder exported internationally, and China is its biggest customer. Shipments...