New Zealand Balance of Trade  1951-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar

New Zealand posted a NZD 263 million trade surplus in April 2018, compared with a NZD 547 million surplus in the same month of the previous year and market expectations of a NZD 200 million surplus. Exports rose 7.3 percent from the previous year to NZD 5054 billion and imports jumped 15.1 percent to NZD 4791 billion. Balance of Trade in New Zealand averaged -51.72 NZD Million from 1951 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 1157.64 NZD Million in April of 2011 and a record low of -1387.99 NZD Million in September of 2016.

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New Zealand Trade Surplus Beats Expectations


New Zealand posted a NZD 263 million trade surplus in April 2018, compared with a NZD 547 million surplus in the same month of the previous year and market expectations of a NZD 200 million surplus.

Exports rose 7.3 percent from the previous year to NZD 5054 billion, compared to a 4.5 percent climb in the previous month. Faster growth against March was mainly explained by meat and edible offal (+15.0 percent vs +2.1 percent). Sales of fruit jumped 50.6 percent, with kiwi sales jumping 9 percent. In contrast, logs, wood, and wood articles lost steam (+2.2 percent vs 17.9 percent). Among major export partners, sales in China rebounded sharply after contracting in the previous month (+21.5 vs -4.3 percent). Exports to the European Union gained steam (+24.7 percent vs +4.9 percent). Sales to Australia and the United States declined 4.0 percent (vs +11.2 percent) and 2.2 percent (vs +5.8 percent) respectively.

Imports jumped 15.1 percent year-on-year to NZD 4791 billion in April of 2018, compared to an upwardly revised 14.4 percent climb in the previous month. The jump was mainly explained by a 113.6 percent surge in aircraft and parts and faster growth in vehicles, parts & accessories (24.5 percent vs 7.4 percent). In contrast, sales of oil & products lost steam (+55.6 percent vs +88.0 percent). Among top import partners, purchases rose sharply from Japan (+47.0 percent vs -8.8 percent). In contrast, imports from China edged down 0.3 percent. 


Mario | mario@tradingeconomics.com
5/24/2018 10:53:45 AM



Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-03-25 09:45 PM Balance of Trade N$217M N$-655M N$-100M N$ 291M
2018-04-26 10:45 PM Balance of Trade N$-86M N$172M N$270M N$115M
2018-05-23 10:45 PM Balance of Trade N$263M N$-156M N$200M N$ 470M
2018-06-26 10:45 PM Balance of Trade N$263M
2018-07-25 10:45 PM Balance of Trade N$ 200M
2018-08-23 10:45 PM Balance of Trade


New Zealand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 262.87 -156.22 1157.64 -1387.99 NZD Million [+]
Exports 5054.01 4794.11 5508.34 19.68 NZD Million [+]
Imports 4791.14 4950.32 5835.58 37.85 NZD Million [+]
Current Account -2770.00 -4833.00 1411.00 -6102.00 NZD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.70 -3.40 -0.90 -8.90 percent [+]
External Debt 270566.00 270567.00 270567.00 67673.00 NZD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 1463.00 1451.00 1463.00 796.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 1479.00 2146.00 7149.00 -3332.00 NZD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment 3167.00 -679.00 3167.00 -7322.00 NZD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 283910.00 388327.00 513349.00 40.00 [+]
Terrorism Index 0.61 0.23 1.19 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 4.00 12.00 75.00 0.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 30.00 32.00 72.00 15.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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New Zealand Balance of Trade

New Zealand is greatly dependent on international trade. New Zealand's economy has traditionally been based on a foundation of exports from its very efficient agricultural system: dairy products, meat, forest products, fruit and beverages. New Zealand imports mainly vehicles, machinery and equipment, petroleum, electronics, plastics and aircraft. Its main trading partners are: China, Australia, the US, Japan and South Korea. This page provides the latest reported value for - New Zealand Balance of Trade - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. New Zealand Balance of Trade - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on May of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
262.87 -156.22 1157.64 -1387.99 1951 - 2018 NZD Million Monthly




balance of trade by Country
Country Last
Australia 1527.00 Mar/18
Brazil 6140.00 Apr/18
Canada -4139.60 Mar/18
China 287.80 Apr/18
Euro Area 26932.60 Mar/18
France -5258.00 Mar/18
Germany 25187.00 Mar/18
India -13720.00 Apr/18
Indonesia -1629.30 Apr/18
Italy 4531.06 Mar/18
Japan 625.98 Apr/18
Mexico 1917.55 Mar/18
Netherlands 5280.00 Mar/18
Russia 15001.00 Mar/18
South Korea 6611.00 Apr/18
Spain -830631.00 Mar/18
Switzerland 2315.30 Mar/18
Turkey -5855.00 Mar/18
United Kingdom -3091.00 Mar/18
United States -48956.00 Mar/18


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