New Zealand Imports  1960-2018 | Data | Chart | Calendar | Forecast | News

New Zealand imports soared 21.3 percent year-on-year to NZD 5.49 billion in July of 2018 from NZD 4.53 billion in the same month a year earlier and above market consensus of NZD 5.2 billion. It was the largest value of imports since November last year, as purchases rose boosted by oil & products (+83.9 percent); mechanical machinery & equipment (+16.7 percent) and vehicles, parts & accessories (+4.4 percent). In contrast, aircrafts & parts declined 8.5 percent. Among top imports partners, purchases surged from China (+27.7 percent), the EU (+15 percent), Australia (+6.7 percent), the US (+12 percent) and Japan (+17 percent). Notably, imports from the United Arab Emirates surged 621.5 percent to NZD 322 million (vs NZD 45 million). Imports in New Zealand averaged 1614.05 NZD Million from 1960 until 2018, reaching an all time high of 5835.58 NZD Million in November of 2017 and a record low of 37.85 NZD Million in April of 1962.

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Calendar GMT Actual Previous Consensus TEForecast
2018-06-26 10:45 PM Imports N$5.12B N$4.77B N$5.1B N$5.52B
2018-07-24 10:45 PM Imports N$5.02B N$5.15B N$4.92B N$5.4B
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$5.49B N$5.6B
2018-10-25 09:45 PM Imports N$5.7B
2018-11-23 09:45 PM Imports N$5.5B


New Zealand Trade Last Previous Highest Lowest Unit
Balance of Trade -143.00 -288.00 1157.64 -1387.99 NZD Million [+]
Exports 5350.00 4879.00 5508.34 19.68 NZD Million [+]
Imports 5492.00 5167.00 5835.58 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 246682.00 250523.00 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 24.00 23.00 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 September of 2018.

Actual Previous Highest Lowest Dates Unit Frequency
5492.00 5167.00 5835.58 37.85 1960 - 2018 NZD Million Monthly




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