MPI: Honey exports surging

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“The volume of honey exports surged from February 2020, with export volumes for the six-month period from January to June 2020 reaching 5,700 tonnes, up 49 percent on the same six-month period in 2019,” Damien O’Connor said.
He said monofloral mānuka was attracting the best prices.

I wonder why the article written this week is using figures from around the time the global lockdown started?
Article in this weeks Farmers Weekly.....The True Honey Company of Dannevirke has 230g jars of manuka honey selling in Harrods London for just under $5000 when converted to NZ dollars.