UK activists have resumed their attack on the dairy industry.
Milk powder rose $48 million in value in January 2017, despite the quantity exported falling by around 19,000 tonnes or 9.4%, Statistics New Zealand says.
Dairy products led a rise in total exports in October, but meat and offal exports were down from the same month last year, Statistics New Zealand says.
Meat and edible offal exports fell 15% ($235 million) in the September quarter, Statistics New Zealand says.
Food prices fell 0.9% in September 2016, influenced by seasonally lower prices for vegetables and cheaper chicken prices, Statistics New Zealand says.