Imports to New Zealand advanced 7.6 percent year-on-year to NZD 5.54 billion, after rising 7.4 percent in the prior month, beating expectations of NZD 5.40 billion. Purchases were mainly boosted by petroleum & products, up 47.8 percent to NZD 0.72 billion, due to a planned maintenance shutdown of the Marsden Point oil refinery in the same month of 2018; aircraft and parts (87.5 percent); and mechanical machinery and equipment (4.6 percent). On the other hand, imports of vehicles were down 19.9 percent to NZD 0.74 billion and purchases of electrical machinery & equipment declined 4.0 percent to NZD 0.44 billion. By country of origin, imports rose from Australia (8.2 percent), the US (8.1 percent), China (5.1 percent), and the EU (3.5 percent). Imports in New Zealand averaged 1667.41 NZD Million from 1960 until 2019, reaching an all time high of 6133.86 NZD Million in October of 2018 and a record low of 37.85 NZD Million in April of 1962.

Imports in New Zealand is expected to be 5300.00 NZD Million by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate Imports in New Zealand to stand at 4500.00 in 12 months time. In the long-term, the New Zealand Imports is projected to trend around 5400.00 NZD Million in 2020, according to our econometric models.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2019-03-25 09:45 PM Imports Feb N$4.8B N$5.28B N$4.9B N$4.7B
2019-04-25 10:45 PM Imports Mar N$4.77B N$4.78B N$5.15B N$4.7B
2019-05-23 10:45 PM Imports Apr N$5.11B N$4.78B N$4.9B N$4.5B
2019-06-24 10:45 PM Imports May N$5.54B N$5.12B N$5.4B N$5.3B
2019-07-23 10:45 PM Imports Jun N$5.54B N$5.8B
2019-08-25 10:45 PM Imports Jul
2019-09-24 10:45 PM Imports Aug


New Zealand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade 264.00 383.00 1157.64 -1579.92 NZD Million [+]
Current Account 680.00 -3260.00 1411.00 -6175.00 NZD Million [+]
Current Account to GDP -3.60 -3.00 -0.10 -8.90 percent [+]
Imports 5541.00 5122.00 6133.86 37.85 NZD Million [+]
Exports 5805.00 5504.00 5805.00 19.68 NZD Million [+]
External Debt 278611.00 278355.00 280086.00 67673.00 NZD Million [+]
Terms of Trade 1414.00 1401.00 1472.00 796.00 Index Points [+]
Capital Flows 725.00 1382.00 7646.00 -3332.00 NZD Million [+]
Foreign Direct Investment -512.00 2246.00 3096.00 -7322.00 NZD Million [+]
Tourist Arrivals 219331.00 307409.00 529255.00 40.00 [+]
Terrorism Index 0.29 0.61 1.19 0.00 [+]
Weapons Sales 6.00 4.00 75.00 1.00 USD Million [+]
Crude Oil Production 27.00 24.00 72.00 15.00 BBL/D/1K [+]
Global Dairy Trade Price Index 2.70 -0.40 22.60 -14.00 percent [+]

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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 July of 2019.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5541.00 5122.00 6133.86 37.85 1960 - 2019 NZD Million Monthly




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