Imports to New Zealand jumped 18.8 percent year-on-year to an all-time high of NZD 5.89 billion in September of 2018. Among main categories, imports were mainly driven petroleum and petroleum products (+86.6 percent), namely crude oil and fuels; electrical machinery and equipment (16.1 percent); aircrafts & parts (+448.9 percent) and fertilizers (+83.7 percent). In contrast, mechanical machinery and equipment purchases declined 2.9 percent. Among top import partners, purchases were mainly driven by China (13.7 percent), Australia (10 percent), the US (71.7 percent), and Japan (7.5 percent). Meanwhile, imports declined from Korea (-9.6 percent), the EU (-0.6 percent), namely France (-16.4 percent) and the UK (-8.2 percent). Imports in New Zealand averaged 1625.61 NZD Million from 1960 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 5887.57 NZD Million in September of 2018 and a record low of 37.85 NZD Million in April of 1962.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-08-23 10:45 PM Imports N$5.49B N$5.17B N$5.2B N$5.1B
2018-09-25 10:45 PM Imports N$5.54B N$5.54B N$5.5B N$5.6B
2018-10-24 09:45 PM Imports N$5.89B N$5.44B N$5.7B
2018-11-26 09:45 PM Imports N$5.89B N$6.3B
2018-12-19 09:45 PM Imports N$6.8B


New Zealand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -1559.87 -1470.24 1157.64 -1559.87 NZD Million [+]
Exports 4327.71 3972.25 5508.34 19.68 NZD Million [+]
Imports 5887.57 5442.49 5887.57 37.85 NZD Million [+]
Current Account -1620.00 88.00 1411.00 -6102.00 NZD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -2.80 -2.60 -0.10 -8.90 percent [+]
External Debt 278453.00 273275.00 278453.00 67673.00 NZD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 1452.00 1443.00 1472.00 796.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows -1736.00 393.00 7646.00 -3332.00 NZD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -1510.00 486.00 3096.00 -7322.00 NZD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 258155.00 246682.00 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 25.00 22.00 72.00 15.00 BBL/D/1K [+]

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New Zealand Imports

New Zealand imports mainly vehicles (13 percent), nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances (13 percent), fuels (10 percent), electrical machinery and equipment (8 percent), plastics (4 percent) and aircraft, spacecraft (4 percent). Its major import partners are: China (20 percent of total imports), Australia and the US (12 percent each), Japan (7 percent), Germany (5 percent), Thailand and South Korea (4 percent each). This page provides the latest reported value for - New Zealand Imports - plus previous releases, historical high and low, short-term forecast and long-term prediction, economic calendar, survey consensus and news. New Zealand Imports - actual data, historical chart and calendar of releases - was last updated on November of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5887.57 5442.49 5887.57 37.85 1960 - 2018 NZD Million Monthly




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