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Velvet exports, 1991–2007

Velvet exports, 1991–2007

After very low initial exports of deer velvet, the value increased sharply and remained at a high level from 1992–96, then settled to a more stable lower level. New Zealand is one of the major suppliers of velvet to the world market, and 90% of exports go to South Korea and Hong Kong.

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Ken Drew, 'Deer and deer farming - Velvet antler production', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 21 May 2022)

Story by Ken Drew, published 24 Nov 2008